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“You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”

The journey the Tweenbots take each time they are released in the city becomes a story of people’s willingness to engage with a creature that mirrors human characteristics of vulnerability, of being lost, and of having intention without the means of achieving its goal alone. As each encounter with a helpful pedestrian takes the robot one step closer to attaining it’s destination, the significance of our random discoveries and individual actions accumulates into a story about a vast space made small by an even smaller robot.

Who knew robots could be so touching? (Via She.)

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  1. Ethan Zlomke says:

    Pixar. It is amazing though that simply making the robot simpler (and asking for help) achieved the goal more quickly – I wonder what else might benefit from such an approach. It seems to validate humanity that so many people were willing to help what is essentially a toy carry out its task. Thanks for the link.

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