Monday, April 13, 2009

i'm a robot.

I am always surprised with random acts of kindness between strangers. In a sea of negativity thrust upon us by the powers that be these acts give me faith in humanity. In the case of the "tweenbots" - even though, to be fair, they are not living things - there is proof that these type of good-deed-doers can be found in even the toughest of places... the streets of New York City.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.


via: http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/387-kacie-kinzer

6 comments:

The Clothes Horse said...

That is so adorable and amazing! Sadly, they're probably better off than little children walking the streets! Still it is nice to know that just as great as our instinct for evil, is the instinct for good.

elena-lu said...

wow i've never heard of that before! that people really participate is pretty cool

Divinity Avenue said...

Cutest thing I've seen in a while.

indigotangerine said...

this is so cool, what a great idea! plus that robot is really cute
-indigo

Diana said...

this is pretty genius

a cat of impossible colour said...

Aw, they're so cute!

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