Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Robot treasure hunter

Engadget? Not their typical story: Robot uncovers $10 billion treasure:

Chilean robot "Arturito," ... was unleashed on ChileÂ’s Robinson Crusoe island where he stumbled across about 600 barrels of buried gold coins and jewels, presumably looted from the Incans during the Spanish occupation. The huntersÂ’ lawyer estimates the treasure to be valued at around $10 billion, and promises that it will be donated to non-profit organizations (although the Chilean government says you canÂ’t donate what you donÂ’t own; way to flex that eminent domain muscle, guys).
I guess I'm a sucker for pirate stories...

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