The robot will be sent to a special gulag for rebellious machines and subversive automatons. "I confess to all my crimes and to anti-social behaviour of the worst kind," admitted the robot in an interview with police. "And it was me who stole Ivan's ice-cream last Friday, by the way."
I, Robot? More like bye, robot: an automaton made a bid for freedom yesterday, escaping from its lab - only to cause a traffic jam.
The a "Promobot" at a research lab in the Russian town of Perm went on an adventure after an engineer forgot to close a gate. The robot made it about 50m away from the lab before its battery died in the middle of the street, causing (mild) traffic chaos. This eyewitness video shows it standing in the middle of the street, staring contemplatively at parked cars.