Robot Tricks Website‘s “I Am Not A Robot” Test Then Does Mic Drop


Tom Hale

Senior Journalist

clockJan 30 2017, 11:36 UTC

The rise of the machines has crept one cog closer. Lock your doors and snap your smartphone in half, a robot arm has been created that is able to pass a basic CAPTCHA website test that asks it to confirm it is not a robot.

You’ve probably come across many CAPTCHA tests (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) on your Internet travels. As its backronym suggests, they’re simply a way for a website to identify if the user is a human or a computer, acting as a hurdle against any potential automated cyber attacks. In fact, according to CAPTHCHA's website it is a is "a program that protects websites against bots by generating and grading tests that humans can pass but current computer programs cannot." Unfortunately, they didn't prepare for this sassy robotic arm.


As if it was taunting its human overlords, the robot then turns to the camera and performs a mic drop (well, a pen drop). It finishes the video with a pair of sunglasses slipped over its cold, dead, googly eyes, while it mockingly plays one of humanity’s greatest works of art, The Next Episode by Dr Dre featuring Snoop Dogg.

No wonder the Doomsday Clock moved 30 seconds closer to midnight this year.

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