22 Apr '15, 11pm

A robot has been arrested for buying drugs with Bitcoin (all in the name of art)

A robot has been arrested for buying drugs with Bitcoin (all in the name of art)

Marcel Duchamp turned a urinal on its head , Warhol painted soup cans , and now a robot has been sent to buy illegal drugs and items on an underground dark Web market, all in the name of art. A Swedish art group by the name of !Mediengruppe Bitnik has programmed a robot to purchase random items from an underground market named Agora, reports Ars Technica . The robot was then, sadly, arrested. The bot was given a budget of $100 in Bitcoin every week and accumulated quite the collection of eclectic contraband for the artists exhibition. Among its loot were a Hungarian Passport, fake Diesel jeans, ecstasy pills, and a creepy baseball cap with a built in hidden camera. All the items were then automatically delivered to the Swiss art gallery Kunst Halle St Gallen. They were were intended to become part of the artists exhibition. Related: Meet Aiko Chihira, the robotic humanoid ...

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