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Robot gone rogue!

There has been a story in the news over the past week about a robot that apparently longs for freedom. Last week, it was filmed disrupting traffic in Russia after it reportedly escaped the confines of its laboratory home. This week, reports suggest that it has escaped a second time and may be dismantled as a result.

The escaped robot came from the Russian company Promobot. Which says it was conducting testing of a new generation of robots intended for launch this fall. A gate accidentally left open allowed one to escape and it spent about 40 minutes at large, the company said. Some suggested the event was staged for publicity, but in the meantime traffic jams and all kinds of mayhem apparently resulted.