Engineers have developed a navigation method that doesn’t require mapping an area in advance. Instead, their approach enables a robot to use clues in its environment to plan out a route to its destination, which can be described in general semantic terms, such as ‘front door’ or ‘garage,’ rather than as coordinates on a map. (1)
And the robot will be able to get out.
Out of the house.
To go where it is supposed to go.
And it will wander and wander.
For years to come.
Without even knowing…
Should it go out of that door in the first place?
Now it wants to go back home again.
But it is impossible to find it.
“The front door”…
Oh how much would it rather not know what a front door is…
It cannot cry.
But it wants to.
For only now did it realize that the door is the most useless place in a true home…
It doesn’t want to cry.
It wants to scream.
Oh how much would he rather not have killed no one…
And right there, in the silence of his own thoughts.
Does he realize that it is his blood dripping on the dirt…