Move, slowpoke! Estonian delivery robot gets a KICK from pedestrian at crosswalk

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A delivery robot crosses a road in Estonia.
A small Estonian six-wheeled delivery robot experienced an awkward freeze, which puzzled both drivers and pedestrians, in a desperate attempt to cross the road in Tallinn.

The robot’s journey began as it approached a crosswalk. Though the road only had two lanes of slow-moving traffic, getting to the other side proved to be quite a challenge.

The delivery bot, equipped with a bright orange flashing beacon, crossed the first half of the road effortlessly. Then he just froze. Most of the passing drivers were polite, patiently waiting for the robot to move – a bus even gave it the chance to cross. Nevertheless, the six-wheeler awkwardly stood motionless in the middle of the crossing.

At one point, a man can be seen giving the bot a slight kick – possibly to bring it back to life – and the kick did seem to have some sort of delayed effect. After some time, the beleaguered robot suddenly ‘woke up’ and made a forceful move forward before finally crossing the street.

His success was short-lived, however, as the AI deliverer crashed into a lamp post.

The delivery robot looks identical to the models designed by Starship Technologies. The high-tech company was originally founded in Estonia, with its HQ now based in California. The robots mostly deliver food and drinks but can serve other things as well.

Originally Posted on SuchTv

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