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Tweenbot: A Little Robot's Journey

Its mission: Go from point A to point B with the help of strangers...

It was designed by Kacie Kinzer at ITP. This test proves that human are friendly to our robot friends. Tweenbot is not some high tech product or some crazy science experiment. He is just a simple robot with a smiley face that can only go forward. Its has a flag on its back indicating where it wants to go:

"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."

At first, Kacie Kinzer thought that Tweenbot wouldn't make it to its destination due to the fact that the city streets are busy and crowded with traffic. But at the end of the day, she found out that people actually do stop and help this little vulnerable robot:
"The results were unexpected. Over the course of the following months,
throughout numerous missions, the Tweenbots were successful in rolling from
their start point to their far-away destination assisted only by strangers."

See more pictures of Tweenbot in action below, Kacie Kinzer took pictures with a hidden camera on her:
I think it kinda looks cute =)
Tweenbot's first mission map,Washington Square Park.
"La la la..."
Checking out by curious pedestrians.
"Yesss I made it!"

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