(Alexis Soloski’s article appeared in The New York Times, 6/2; via Pam Green.)

“I’m a little unnerved,” the playwright Mac Rogers said.

A swarm of robots arrayed in blue and green LED lights was pursuing Mr. Rogers around a small platform in the basement of the Museum of Mathematicsin Manhattan. Mr. Rogers, wearing jeans, a checked blazer and a black backpack affixed with sensors, staggered away. But the robots — about the size of guinea pigs and only slightly more menacing — kept coming. One began to glow red.


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