World of the Bizarre
Photo of robot lost in the woods goes viral
By T.K. Randall
May 17, 2022 · 13 comments
Where is this thing supposed to be going ? Image Credit: Twitter / @historymatt
An innocuous snap of a delivery robot wandering through some woodland has been gaining a lot of attention on Twitter.
There will come a day when human postal workers will be replaced with automated robots capable of negotiating through busy streets, navigating confusing paths and bringing letters and parcels directly to your door with minimal fuss and bother.
Such a future may be quite a long way off, however, as evidenced by a recent photograph taken by Matthew McCormack who had been cycling through woodland in Northampton at the weekend when he came across what appeared to be a delivery robot that had become completely and utterly lost.
The pint-sized contraption, which typically delivers groceries, seemed to be miles from wherever it was supposed to be and was "ambling on, minding it's own business" along the woodland trail.
McCormack snapped a quick photo and posted it up on Twitter, but was amazed to find the next morning that it had gone viral with more than 240,000 likes, 20,000 retweets and 2,000 replies.
"People really seem to be connecting with it," he said.
Many social media users saw the funny side, with one suggesting that the robot had "gained sentience" and was on a "mental health walk."
According to Starship Technologies, which operates the robots, this one wasn't lost but was instead on its way to make a delivery to its next customer.
Source: BBC News
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