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    From R.U.R. to Ruhr, Sci-Fi Becomes Reality

    Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/w...w/47904748.cms


    That poor young man! It sounds like a scene out of R.U.R. The robot is programmed to pick up and manipulate auto parts, but instead grabbed the man.

    I don't know why this is blamed on human error. Prosecute the %$*&# robot!
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
    - Henry David Thoreau

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    Germany, Robot kills autoworker at Volkswagen plant, July/2015

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ro...lant-1.3135544

    "A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

    The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometres north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said.

    The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate, Hillwig said."

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    "German news agency dpa reported that prosecutors were considering whether to bring charges, and if so, against whom."

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3eln9t5ZA
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