Short Story to Internet Based Article – “Evil Robot Monkey”

A Monkey Robot Escaped During His Ride to The Exhibition

Hannah Cheng

Police are tracing a robot monkey named Sly, who had escaped while he was transferring to a robot exhibition this morning.

A lab in California had done several experiments on monkeys. After many trials, scientists figured out how to change a monkey’s brain with the robotic chip, RC32-7892. A monkey’s IQ (intelligence quotient) can be adjusted within the chip, it will be able to help monkeys think like humans.

This technology will be able to help humans to do things that require lots of strength. It can also be used to replace jobs, reduces the money businesses need to hire employees.

The first successful monkey robot is named Sly. Scientists implanted RC32-7892 robotic chip into Sly’s brain since he is born. He was analyzed by students and scientists while being kept in a pen.

Although Sly is as smart as a human, he was not treated as one. He had been trapped in a pen for his whole life. He often claimed that he is not an animal. Sly is too smart to be with other monkeys but too animal to be with humans.

As a chimp with the brain of a human, the only thing Sly can do in his pen is pottery, his only interest. Vern, one of the handlers of Sly, bought a pottery wheel for Sly as he always been bored.

Everything was the same until a week ago, a day just like any ordinary day, a group of elementary students along with their teacher visited Sly as their field trip.

Students banged on the window of Sly’s pen when he was working on his pottery. Children laughed and swung their arms, pretended to be a chimp. Sly’s face turned red, he walked toward the window and spelled an inappropriate word in front of students.

The teacher saw what happened, she immediately took away her students. The incident was later reported to Sly’s handlers. As his discipline, clay was taken away from Sly.

A few days after the incident, another group of elementary students came to visit Sly. This time, students did even more excessive behaviours to anger Sly. Sly threw his clay on the window and wrote an extremely inappropriate sentence to threaten students.

Sly’s action enraged their teacher, she complained about this event to his handlers. Delilah, the head of Sly’s handler team, Close-up Photography of Black Gorillawas really upset about what happened. She ordered Vern to take away the pottery wheel from Sly, which had been the only interest of the monkey.

According to Sly’s handler, Sly had been really depressed after his pottery wheel was taken away from him. He hid in the corner of his pen and refused to eat anything.

Up to this morning, Sly was transferred to a robot exhibition. Sly was gone when staffs opened the cage. It was suspected that Sly escaped during his ride to the exhibition.

An hour later, it was reported that a monkey attacked a pottery workshop. Police confirmed that the chimp was Sly after they checked the security camera.

Vern, a handler of Sly said in an interview, “I know Sly, he is not an evil robot, he just wants to do pottery.”

Police are now tracking Sly’s location with the GPS in his chip. It is still unknown what the government will do to the Sly after they capture him.

Below are some ideas of what the government might do once Sly is captured: 

  • Sly will be kept in a pottery workshop while students and scientists continue to analyze him.
  • Euthanasia might be one of the options if Sly resist when he is being captured.
  • Sly will be euthanized if he attacks people.
  • Sly will be left in the zoo with other chimps.

The incident showed the society a glimpse of the danger of AI technologies (artificial intelligence)  in the future, but will not prevent humans from developing more technologies.

Above video was taken before Sly went missing.

Sources:   Pixabay


Reflection on above paragraph:

For this project, I decided to choose “Evil Robot Monkey” to do my internet-based article. In the “lead paragraph”, I briefly told the reader what happened in one sentence by answering the following questions: what, when, who, where, and how. The original writing types of “Evil Robot Monkey” were narrative writing and descriptive writing. I used expository writing and narrative writing to recreate the story to an internet-based article, I showed readers what happened and explained facts that I created for the story. I decided to add more events to the story to make the article more interesting, such as Sly escaped when he was transferred to an exhibition and broke into a pottery workshop. I explained the story with more details as it went on, like a “pyramid”, more general and important information on the top and more details at the bottom. I spaced out paragraphs and used short sentences to help readers read the article more easily. I “show” what happened in the story to readers instead of “telling” them. To help readers navigate the article easier, I bolded the bullet list to help it stands out. I inserted links and images around texts, I drew a vase that was made by Sly and the chip that was implanted in Sly, also a video at the very bottom of the article if readers want any extra information. As I wrote the story, I learned more about how to make an internet based article and what to do to interest the readers.

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