A Robot Quit Its Job After Drowning Itself in a Fountain

We are quite sorry to learn you that maybe a few robots are taking this entire “be more human” thing a bit too far. We’ve seen people make jokes about hopping into a waterway or out of a window when they feel bothered, but one DC-based security robot seems to have deciphered this on a strict level.

We don’t yet know the full story of what happened, but it shows up the robot — a Knightscope K5 — ran itself directly into a drinking fountain inside an office complex. No word on whether it survived its damage or why the episode happened. Did it despise its employment? Did it simply catch some horrifying news? Did it understand that what’s to come is not, actually, now?

The K5 is obviously inclined to standing out as truly newsworthy about things falling over. Not long ago, a tipsy man was captured for thumping the K5 over. However, the robot wasn’t generally at the casualty end of the range after stumbling up a little child and coldly heading out the previous summer. The K5 was made to be used as a security watch robot, standing at five feet tall and weighing 300 pounds. Its rocket-like shape and armless design make it difficult for it to get move down after toppling over, but the present fall straight into a wellspring appears to be genuinely similar to a demonstration of personal freedom. We wouldn’t need your employment either, K5. Experience your reality.

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