After a few hours the robot emerged from the slot canyon and stepped into the waning sunlight. They stopped and removed the map and added some updates. They surveyed the scene stretching out ahead: the canyon had connected the known with the unknown. The robot was… what word would the human have used? “Enchanted” seemed appropriate; the vista would bear much examination.
The robots: “When we approach a familiar environment from a different vector, we must construct a new map. It is later integrated with existing data, but during mapping, what was once quantified is now unfamiliar.” “I often feel the same way,” I said.