be nice to the robots. they’ll remember you once they take control

the website calls it a sort of social networking example:

examining a tweenbot

examining a tweenbot

placing an 18″ self-propelled, smiling, cardboard robot on a street in manhattan and letting it travel at a constant speed in one direction with a sign asking for assistance – leaving its fate in the hands of passersby

are we maybe moving in a new direction in terms of collective behaviors? or is it only because it was a small robot that people even bothered checking on it, even telling it, “you can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”
from boing boing and engadget and by now, most of the intarwebs


April 16, 2009. human behavior, robots. Leave a comment.