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Friends, we're gathered here today to mourn the sad passing of Steve, the security robot.
Steve was a Knightscope security bot, and spent his days patrolling around a number of offices and the Georgetown Waterfront shopping complex in Washington DC.
Knightscope robots are fitted with multiple data inputs; including facial recognition, high definition cameras and infrared sensors.
These were sadly not enough however, as Steve sadly plummeted to his death into a water fountain and went offline earlier this week.
The pictures were dramatic.
Like, really dramatic.
Our D.C. office building got a security robot. It drowned itself.
We were promised flying cars, instead we got sui… https://t.co/PWYYboiwFq — BF (@BF)
My Office vs. Oval Office. https://t.co/WAOqcZzrEt — Oliver Griswold (@Oliver Griswold)
Elon Musk: "Robots will be able do everything better than us."
Robots: https://t.co/XjM10eCaVt — Elan Ruskin (@Elan Ruskin)
Greg had a pretty valid point.
People had some theories on what drove Steve the robot to enter his own watery tomb.
WHAT DID THE STORY SAY????? https://t.co/FjTcE9GM1S — mark mcbride (@mark mcbride)
Steve was so loved by the office community that there is now a small Steve shine to the dearly departed securitron.
This is the memorial for Steve the drowned security robot outside our office on his charging pad. The future is wei… https://t.co/zl1To2Saww — Oliver Griswold (@Oliver Griswold)
....and people created a memorial for it. https://t.co/hW6U2z61Zl — brianne johnson (@brianne johnson)
To be honest, it's all gone very Douglas Adams.
Hey, let's look on the bright side, at least the robot uprising has been delayed a day or two.
Steve's replacement has now arrived. According to eye witnesses, she's a bit of a looker.
Steve's replacement is here. She's already healing our broken hearts. (photo: @brnjohnson) https://t.co/n9sbXrP6pw — Oliver Griswold (@Oliver Griswold)
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