Thursday, May 8, 2008

Bot Kicking

"Sticks and stones may break my drones, but they can't hurt me."
William Saletan. "I, LawnBott" Human Nature, the Blog. Slate Magazine, Thursday, May 08, 2008.
As Mr. Saletan points out, the military uses drones as a way of being present, but without having someone there who can get hurt. The creator of "BumBot" applies the same logic - sort of. Rather than driving the thing around remotely from the safety of his business, he walks around behind it. But the same general idea does seem to apply - people target the "robot" instead of him, so it collects all the dings and scratches.

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