Robot Makes a Run for It From Russian Lab

Bad Promobot
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2016 9:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – Robots are on the loose in Russia—or one was on Wednesday, causing mayhem and a traffic jam. Officials say a robot trained to move around on its own made an escape from a science lab in the city of Perm. The robot, or Promobot—created to market products to humans at events, per Quartz—went through a gate that a scientist had apparently left open, then traveled 164 feet before its battery died, leaving it frozen in the middle of a busy street, per the BBC. Forty minutes after its escape, it was wheeled back to the lab uninjured. (Read more Russia stories.)

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