In Kansas City there's an unusual homeless encampment: a series of holes and tunnels underground.
The local paper's description includes passages like these:
“One of the tunnels probably went 20 to 25 feet underground towards the back and veered off in another direction about six feet or so, and there was some bedding and some candles,” said Officer Jason Cooley...
Another tunnel dropped about five feet into the ground before shooting off laterally for seven or eight feet. Many of the holes were concealed. At least one had wood stacked around it and others were bare earth. PVC pipe provided ventilation.
As primal as this sounds, the story includes a cutting-edge (and potentially scary) technology aspect:
On Friday, city public works crews used a Bobcat to close up the tunnels and holes after they were searched by a police robot with a camera.
Imagine inhabiting one of these tunnels, when a robot suddenly drops inside, crawling around and recording.