Well for all purposes here's RJ's definition of spam:
"Do not make threads that have absolutely no constructive purpose (such as "Post about anything here!" threads). If your thread does not have at least some attempt at a topic, it will be considered spam and locked. This includes spam posts just so you can pad your post count."
How does this thread not have a constructive purpose? It's news related, it's in the Chit Chat forum, and it's bound to make readers think about the subject in one way or another. If you're so quick to declare this topic "spam", how about contributing to the discussion by giving us your thoughts on the said robot?