There have been no incidents of students tampering with, mutilating or otherwise messing with the robots, who would react to those who try to keep them away from their assigned tasks.
“It will politely tell you, “Please excuse me, I’m on my way to work,” said Peter Testori, Director of Food and Culinary Services for Campus Accommodation. “It gradually becomes more intense and intense and direct in its language, to the point where it will finally yell at you ‘get out of my way’ and the alarm will go off.”
When 6E70 had to cross a road, he died. At that point, Heintz said, a human driver would take the remote control and guide the robot to the intersection. Crossing Lyndon Street, 6E70 stopped, waited until the road was clear – and then suddenly turned upside down toward photographer Ruthie Hauge.
We’re pretty sure there was just a human driver somewhere, messing with us.
The funniest conversation happened when the 6E70 came across another robot headed in the other direction. The two robots will stop while slowly moving back and forth while talking around each other. From afar, it seemed that colleagues were making small talk. (“Morning, Steve.” “Morning, Frank.” “Catch a Rocket League game last night?”)
While cruising over Observatory Drive (the Tilt 6E70 didn’t seem to slow down a bit) we saw another robot headed downhill. It stopped dead in its tracks as if seeing 6E70 approaching, turned to the right, and detonated a side path. We believe that there was some unresolved workplace tension between them.