Stupid Robot Tricks

File this under "Robots are only as good as their software," or better yet, "Hey dumbass, make sure you've got your license in order."

This particular gem comes from the lovely Garden State. Recently, a robot parking lot in Hoboken shut down, trapping several cars inside for days. Apparently,the city failed to come to an agreement regarding payment for licensing, etc., with the software company who both created and maintained the software and equipment. The software company pulled up stakes, and when the date on the software license ran out, allowed the garage to shut itself down.


Both parties have since come to an agreement and the trapped automobiles are now free to roam the asphalt veldts of the Turnpike and Parkway so long as their EZ-Passes are well stocked.

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