In South Korea, a robot crushed a man, not distinguishing him from boxes of vegetables. The incident is reported by BBC.
The tragedy occurred when an employee of a robotics company was checking the robot’s sensors before its test run at a pepper sorting plant.
At that moment, the robotic arm grabbed the man, pushed him onto the conveyor belt and crushed him. The victim was taken to the hospital, but later died.
According to the South Korean news agency Yonhap, the robot was responsible for lifting boxes of pepper and transferring them to pallets.
By the way, it was recently reported that Agility Robotics is completing the construction of a plant in Salem (USA), where it plans to mass-produce humanoid robots called Digit.
Each robot will have two legs and two arms and is designed to maneuver freely and work alongside humans in warehouses and factories. It is expected to employ more than 500 people and produce up to 10,000 robots a year.