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Robots hold cars hostage in Hoboken

Robots hold cars hostage in Hoboken

It turns out that we have less to fear from robots than from their squabbling, greedy, short-sighted masters. You know, us. Per Wired News, a giant robotic parking garage in Hoboken, New Jersey, held its cars captive for several days while the company that owned the garage tried to work out a contract dispute with the city of Hoboken. Robotic Parking said the city was using its technology in violation of copyright, while Hoboken said Robotic had set "booby traps" in the code that operated the parking structure. Meanwhile, the robots sat patiently, periodically shooting off e-mails to the boss people asking, "Hey, are we gonna get to eat these cars here, or what? Mmm-mmm, Jaguar!"