Runaway Robot

A runaway is defined as a person under a specified age who has left their parents or legal guardians without permission. But what about robots?

A robot leaving its factory without permission could be considered a runaway robot. The vital question is what gave the robot the impetus to escape. If it was computer code written by the producer, it is an instructed but forbidden escape and I would not call it a runaway. If a software bug made the robot flee it is an unintentionally instructed escape and I still wouldn’t consider it a runaway. Only a robot deciding freely to leave its factory is a real runaway robot. In this case we are dealing with very cool robot that is mentally highly capable and it would not surprise me the least if this machine was listening to some drum & bass while running away.

By the way, statistics show that females are more likely to run away than males.