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The Memorial Honoring the Robot That Drowned Itself

RIP Steve.

On Monday, Steve, a bumbling robot rent-a-cop made headlines when he accidentally drowned himself in a fountain, to the delight of internet citizens. Now, Steve’s got his own memorial, located, appropriately, on his former charging pad.

Steve resided at the Washington Harbour office complex in Washington D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood, where the charging station has been nearly covered in flowers, kleenex, and images from the robot’s brief career. The automated sentry, a five-foot-tall, rolling cone formally known as a Knightscope K5, was just a few days old and was still learning its patrol route when it accidentally drove into a nearby fountain.

A replacement for Steve is to arrive in a few weeks, a company official told The New York Times, at which point the internet will (probably) have moved on. His life was all too brief.