Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:31 am Post subject: Robot attacks man
The incident took place in June 2007 at a factory in Bålsta, north of Stockholm, when the industrial worker was trying to carry out maintenance on a defective machine generally used to lift heavy rocks. Thinking he had cut off the power supply, the man approached the robot with no sense of trepidation.
But the robot suddenly came to life and grabbed a tight hold of the victim's head. The man succeeded in defending himself but not before suffering serious injuries.
The robot, whose name cannot be released under Swedish law, refused to apologize for the incident, claiming that the man provoked the attack by giving it the finger.
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