Robot Ducks may be Endangered Species

Posted 13 Nov 2002 at 23:29 UTC by steve Share This

An alert robots.net reader recently submitted an article about robot ducks being outlawed in Oregon. Researching the issue a bit further we learned the problem of robot ducks like Mojo Mallard, Robo-Duk and Wonder Mallard, is wide-spread with 12 states outlawing the controversial robot ducks and a bill in congress to ban the use of robot ducks as decoy by hunters everywhere. Interestingly, in Minnesota, only radio-controlled robot ducks are illegal; autonomous ducks are okay. How about allowing the use of robot ducks by hunters provided the hunters shoot only the robots and leave the bio-ducks alone?

Duckfood?, posted 14 Nov 2002 at 12:03 UTC by Ratface » (Observer)

I had to post this - talk about an unfortunate banner ad to get in combination with this particular story!

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In other news..., posted 14 Nov 2002 at 14:53 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

In other news...
A 13 year old girl was taken into custody this afternoon at an annual robotics contest for making a robotic duck which is clearly illegal in at least 12 states. The prosecuting attorney was heard saying, "If she weighs as much as a duck then she's made of wood, and therefore... a witch!" The girl was heard saying, "Tis a fair court," as she was rushed away for sentencing.

Wow, what a warranty on "Wonder Mallard", posted 15 Nov 2002 at 23:05 UTC by Jhoffa_ » (Journeyer)

Says you can blast it with a shotgun and repairs are limited to thirty five bucks (retails for a hundred) It's good for life!

    "..fully warranted against all defects [sic] and come with a life time repair guarantee. Even if you shoot it, maximum repairs are only $35.00."

"Hey Bob, yer duck is faded pretty bad"

"Yeah, I know"


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