A man standing on the roof of a driverless car that had been running for 600 meters (0.37 miles) was caught on camera in China.
The scene took place in Bengbu, Anhui province, eastern China on Aug. 26.
Researchers and scientists from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) were poached by Uber earlier this year to staff the ridesharing company’s new Pittsburgh-based tech center, which is aiming to build and create driverless cars that could someday replace its many drivers.
The world’s top robotic research institute was left in crisis mode due to the raid. A source, whose name remains anonymous and who was present during the mass exits, told the Verge: