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Kacie Kinzer allowed New Yorkers to interact with Sam, a Tweenbot, a few summers ago as it perused Washington Square Park. The cute little robot motored all over the park, coming to many obstacles as it tried to reach its destination. When Sam would get stuck at a curb, pothole, or under a bench, a little red flag would go up, indicating which direction he’d like to go. Surprisingly, most park go-ers helped the little machine, picking it up and facing it in the right direction, or in a direction out of harm’s way. Kinzer, initially thinking that the cardboard robot would be trampled on and ruined, filmed the interaction secretly. She found that most people not only interacted with Sam (an object), but he spurred conversation amongst strangers.
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