" In the city of Perm, Russia, a robot escaped from a research lab into the city center and began blocking traffic. The good people at the Promobot company say they were doing movement testing on their robot, also called Promobot, when it escaped.
After an engineer forgot to lock the gates of the testing area, Promobot seized its opportunity and managed to make its way out of the lab and began wandering the busy street outside. The engineers only noticed the robot was missing after about 45 minutes; by then the robot had already attracted a crowd of curious onlookers. Promobot's mad dash for freedom was foiled when its battery died and it began blocking traffic. Police were called to help, after which an engineer from the company showed up to wheel it away."