Robot kills man at a Volkswagen plant in Germany

An assembly robot has killed a worker at a Volkswagen production plant in Germany.

According to Associated Press, the 22-year-old man was working in on of Volkswagen’s production plants located in Baunatal, in Hesse, Germany when a stationary robot used for assembly grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate.

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Volkswagen spokesman Heiko Hillwig said that initial conclusions indicate that human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot. The robot can be programmed to perform specific tasks like grabbing auto parts and manipulating them. The investigation is still ongoing.

source: AP, FT

Louie Diangson
  1. Welcome to the Rise of the Machines!

  2. No, it’s the beginning of the Matrix.

  3. well the employee who died is inside the safety cage of the robot, while another employee is outside the safety cage.

  4. Is this a Terminator Genisys paid article? They even have Sarah O’ Connor’s tweet! LOL

  5. The Terminator is here. Oh no. It’s Sarah (O’)Connor. :'((

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