German Man Killed By A Robot In Volkswagen Factory
No, Skynet is not rising — relax, There have always been concerns regarding the safety of workers around a robot as it is a big machine with autonomous moving parts. The force with which the automotive ones operate on the assembly lines and workshops is considerable.
The unfortunate worker was a young technician installing a stationary robot on the assembly lines. The main job of the automated arm in question was to grab car parts and manipulate them. As he finished installing the machine, it grabbed hold of him and banged him against a metal sheet, severely injuring him. He died on his way to the hospital. Many claim that the robot acted on his own and crushed him to death.
It was a plain human error on behalf of the poor worker. Normally, these beasts are on their own in confined spaces, but the worker in question was caught in a cage with it. It was programmed to become active as soon as it went live, and that should have been avoided. More investigations are being carried out by the auto giant and government representatives to ascertain the facts and take precautionary measures for the future. This workplace tragedy won’t have much effect on the future of robots, so far as I believe. But this kind of accidents shouldn’t be happening as they endanger workplace safety. So chill out there is no A.I. involved just a person on the controls of the robot.