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Robotics

Submission + - Tweenbots Test NYC Pedestrian-Robot Relations (tweenbots.com)

MBCook writes: "Kacie Kinzer seems to have come up with the idea to see if people in New York City would help a cute little robot get where it's going, and thus created tweenbots.

Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.

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Tweenbots Test NYC Pedestrian-Robot Relations

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