Creepy Robots Hurting People

So brandflakesforbreakfast pointed me to the creepy robot site.

Which makes this German study extremely... creepy. (Thanks Grant.)

German researchers studied what happens in accidents involving robots using sharp tools alongside humans.

They used a robot arm holding a variety of bladed tools programmed to strike test substances that mimic soft tissue.

In some cases, the researchers found, the robots managed to accidentally inflict wounds that would prove "lethal".

The tests were conducted to see if a prototype safety system could limit the damage done.


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