As much as we dislike it, what Edge and Blunt were doing was not illegal. And until recently, you recycled older robots. It was normal behavior.
Robots in recycling may already be going after robots past their scrap date. If you want them to talk and try another way, you can't punish them when they come forward.
I suppose if they really want to change, a bonk on the head would be a poor reward.
Right. That's sending a mixed message.