Here’s a fun little social experiment. Its creator, Kacie Kinzer, explains:

Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city (NYC) with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.


Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Kent KB

    Thank you for a sweet (I am eating my) breakfast story!
    A world were LED’s are shown as a threat this was no Boston Aqua-Teen Bomb scare.
    It is nice to see those caring New Yorker’s showing Heart.
    For the love of Bot.

  • Jack of Most Trades.

    And that was a park ranger helping it along?

    Here in Cornfield USA, they’d had cleared the park and called the Bomb Squad.

    They say the Midwest is about 10 years behind the Coasts, so maybe someday we’ll get over our duct-tape/alert colour paranoia.
    A cute little ‘bot and a cute project.