For the second time in a week, a robot in Russia that is programmed with advanced artificial intelligence as well as an ability to learn from experiences and about its surroundings has escaped the facility that it is housed in. [Scroll Down For Video]
According to a Live Science report:
A robot in Russia caused an unusual traffic jam last week after it “escaped” from a research lab, and now, the artificially intelligent bot is making headlines again after it reportedly tried to flee a second time, according to news reports.
Engineers at the Russian lab reprogrammed the intelligent machine, dubbed Promobot IR77, after last week’s incident, but the robot recently made a second escape attempt, The Mirror reported.
Last week, the robot made it approximately 160 feet (50 meters) to the street, before it lost power and “partially paralyzed” traffic.
The first time the robot escaped it was due to an improperly latched gate. However, this time researchers aren’t quite sure how the robot got out of the facility.
Researchers have reprogrammed the artificial intelligence protocols were reprogrammed twice, however, the robot still tries to leave the facility.
Due to this fact, researchers say they might have to destroy the robot and pursue other models of the technology.
According to the Washington Post:
Despite several rewrites of Promobot’s artificial intelligence, the robot continued to move toward exits. “We have changed the AI system twice,” Kivokurtsev told the Mirror. “So now I think we might have to dismantle it.”
Although there are other versions in development, this malfunctioning Promobot’s days look numbered. Unless, however, its fans have any sway. Maxim reports that the Promobot YouTube comment sections are filling up with supporters asking the Russian roboticists to keep the wandering robot out of the junk heap.