Prudential Center boots giant vibrator

The Globe reports the Prudential Center is no longer being patrolled by the vibrator robot it brought in this past May.

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Sloppy Usage

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The first sentence of the Globe article is, if not exactly grammatically incorrect, sloppy usage:

"It looks like at least one robot won’t be taking a human’s job — for now, anyways."

Merriam-Webster identifies "anyways" as "nonstandard, colloquial, or archaic." Grammarly.com instructs "'anyways' is generally accepted only in colloquial speech or informal writing".

Nitpicky I know, but just one more little sign of the decline of the once excellent Globe.

They will be filing a labor

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They will be filing a labor dispute with the United Automatons of America against the Prudential Center for an unjust termination.

Suck it meatbags!

Bob Newhart routine

I think from his Button-Down Mind of ... record:

Sit down, machine.
Your work has not been going too well, and we're going to have to let you go.

This is a recording.

Lazy robot

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I wanted it to burble or something like R2-D2 when people walked up to it. I couldn't figure out why they got it in the first place. Anytime people walked near it it would just stop and it seemed to spend a lot of time on its charging mat next to the the concierge desk. Just zero personality.

Realistic behavior?

it seemed to spend a lot of time on its charging mat next to the the concierge desk.

Sounds like SOP for a mall cop.