Sunday, January 08, 2006

Disgruntled Robot Kills Factory Manager

This really is tragic. We should take a lesson from it though. Most factory robots have absolutely no comprehension of the consequences of their actions.
Humans should pay attention or robot can turn on them before they know what hits them.

Japanese hit by robotic arm dies

PENANG, Malaysia: A Japanese factory manager died after a robotic arm knocked him on the head in Bayan Lepas here.

Noritaka Suzuki, 31, was checking on the machine, which had malfunctioned, when the incident occurred at 6.40pm on Thursday.

It is learnt that the machine was not switched off when Noritaka checked it. The robotic arm hit him so hard that he was thrown a few metres away.

Robot safety is an important topic of study for Automated Imaging Association, Robotic Industries Association, and US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just goes to highlight the inherent dangers involved in entering any robots' operating envelope

6:16 AM, January 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about entering the envelope. I did not read anything about sexual harrassment in this case.

4:11 PM, January 10, 2006  
Blogger Antique Telephones said...

Have you ever read any of the robot SCIFI books by Asimov such as "I Robot". This post fits in with this in more than one respect. Read them and you will see..

12:32 PM, March 15, 2006  
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