‘Learning’ Robot May Be Destroyed Following Escape Attempts, by Lucas Nolan.
A Russian robot with artificial intelligence and programmed to learn may be destroyed following its second attempt at escaping its creators.
The Promobot IR77 is programmed to understand and learn from its experiences and surroundings and has now twice escaped from the facility it is housed in. The robot is programmed to avoid obstacles and analyse its surrounding area, which has lead to the bot searching for escape routes from the facility.
Researchers say other robots of the same series have not attempted to escape like Promobot IR77, leading them to question what it is about this particular robot that so desperately wants to escape.
So 21st century!