'Rest in pieces': Twitter mourns the loss of security robot after it 'committed suicide' by falling into an office building fountain

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Alas, it seems we've got a few more years before the robots take over.

A security robot created by the company Knightscope was patrolling an office complex in Washington D.C. when it rolled into a fountain and met its untimely demise on Monday.

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The incident went viral on Twitter after Bilal Farooqui, an employee at the Washington Harbour complex, tweeted a photo of the 300-pound android, writing: 'We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal robots.'

The K5 robot, which measures about five-feet tall, is rented out to malls, office buildings, and parking lots to enforce order.

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Billed as an 'autonomous presence' that can 'guide [itself] through even the most complex environments', the robot spins around and whistles, although the company says they'll eventually be fitted with high-tech features like gun detection.

It appears the drudgery became too much on Monday when the robot rolled down some stairs and fell into the fountain.

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Employees were pictured hauling the robot out of the water, and Knightscope said it would deliver a new robot to the office building for free.

After Farooqui posted a photo of the...
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