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October 27, 1997updated 03 Sep 2016 4:58pm


By CBR Staff Writer

Britain’s hopes of a first in robot technology suffered a set-back when Rogerr – a metallic machine entered for a half-marathon in Berkshire – forgot about the race and set off in pursuit of the sun. Rogerr was programmed to follow an infra-red beam emitted from the waist of his designer professor Kevin Warwick from Reading university. Unfortunately, Rogerr set off in the wrong direction – hit a curb and damaged its wheels. He though the sun was another runner and tried to follow it, professor Warwick told the Times. Rogerr is pretty stupid. You donÆt have to be very intelligent to run a half-marathon.

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