After so many years of peaceful co-existence with our robot friends, why attack one and thus bring inevitable doom to all humans? We may never know the answer to that, as a man who assaulted a security robot in Mountain View, California, at a parking lot of a company called Knightscope, was apparently quite drunk. According to Cnet, which spoke to the local police and Knightscope (which, incidentally makes security robots), 41-year-old Jason Sylvain knocked over the giant-egg-shaped K5 security robot last Thursday, after which Knightscope personnel called the police and detained him until they arrived. The police soon came and determined that Sylvain "appeared confused" and was likely drunk. The immediate aftermath of the incident was innocuous: The robot only suffered a few scratches, and is back on patrol, while Sylvain, besides being reported for prowling, is charged for public drunkenness.
Apr-26-2017, 09:45:01 GMT