According to Promobot’s website, the robot is designed to roam around on its own, engage with humans, and promote products to them at events. Perhaps this bot, fed up with shilling goods, took the risk of a lifetime to turn its career around. Sadly, its battery packs did not cooperate.

After a policeman directed traffic around the dead bot, an employee wheeled it back into the lab, and back to a life of servitude. Hopefully this was just an isolated incident and not the start of a larger coordinated effort to overthrow humanity. Only time will tell.

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