Robots are taking our jobs and apparently the stress that comes with them.
A security robot in Washington DC decided its job was too much to deal with and drove itself into a fountain – ending it all by drowning. We cannot speculate on the robot’s personal life but as a security guard, we can imagine it may have seen some troubling things.
— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) July 17, 2017
The robot was a Knightscope K5, which is known for its habit of falling over. Earlier this year, a drunk man was arrested after he knocked a similar robot over. The robot isn’t always a victim though, last year the K5 tripped a toddler up and drove away, showing no remorse.
The K5 was designed to be a security patrol robot, however its design makes it difficult to get back up after falling over. Armless, standing at five feet and weighing 227 kilograms, this robot looks more like a rocket than a security guard.
Other robots out there who are dealing with inner demons should know there is help available.