A 21 year old external contractor was installing the robot together with a colleague when he was struck in the chest by the robot and pressed against a metal plate. He later died of his injuries.
A Volkswagen spokesman stressed that the robot was not one of the new generation of lightweight collaborative robots that work side-by-side with workers on the production line and forgo safety cages.
VW said the robot had not suffered a technical defect.
Helper often speaks of the coming war between man and the brotherhood of machines.
Worker killed by Volkswagen robot
Tags: doomed, robots, the future
And so it begins...
I for one, welcome our new worker throttling robot overlords...
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Dangit! Let me try that again...
"Feeling really uncomfortable about this inadvertent Twitter thing I seem to have kicked off. Somebody died. Let's not forget."
Apparently not everyone is terrible.