363429 story Bot-avatar Pesters Second Life Users (For Science!) 124 Posted by CmdrTaco on Monday November 05, 2007 @10:51AM from the yeah-sure-it-is dept. holy_calamity writes "A bot-controlled avatar that tracks down lone avatars in Second Life and purposely invades their personal space has been created by UK researchers. The idea was to see if users value their virtual personal space. Bots avatars are not encouraged by Linden Labs — although this one is being deployed by academics, presumably spam-avatars (spavatars?) won't be far behind."