Robot kills factory worker after picking him up and crushing him against a metal plate at Volkswagen plant

A robot has killed a factory worker after picking him up and crushing him against a metal plate at a Volkswagen plant, it has been revealed.

The man died at a production plant in Baunatal, about 62 miles (100km) north of Frankfurt in central Germany, according to VW.

  • WalterBannon

    bad robot, bad

  • Clear Thinker

    I for one welcome our new robot overlords!

  • Lloyd Snauwaert

    So it begins…

  • just a thought

    “VW says initial conclusions indicate human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot”

    Never blame the robot. It’s its nature, after all.

    ASIDE – for some reason when I saw the title to the previous post, I at first thought that it was somehow connected, “HOW TO DEAL WITH ANIMAL RIGHTS PROTESTERS” Silly me.

  • Exile1981

    Did it scream “exterminate” when it attacked?

  • Mannie

    Those aren’t robots, they are programmable manipulators. He met the same fate as if he had climbed into a machine and someone had turned it on, which is probably what happened. Someone failed to Lockout / Tagout.

    • just a thought

      Yes, it was human error – when I was in the Navy, a civilian dock worker, in a hurry to get home for lunch, didn’t unscrew the stabilizers on the crane he was using to move gas cylinders. He sadly never made it to lunch, then or ever again. fortunately his carelessness didn’t harm anyone else.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I am very familiar with Lockout/Tagout.
      My life depends upon it.

      • Blacksmith

        Yup, it can be a pain, bot nothing compared to the pain when it is not used.

  • Dana Garcia

    The PR people will have to rework their message of helpful non-dangerous robots. One of their memes has been the “collaborative robot” or co-bot that will work along side humans and do the heavy lifting or boring tasks.

  • Dana Garcia

    Here’s an automated news report — a robot reading a story about a robot killer. So strangely appropriate.

  • EarlyBird

    He’ll be back.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      That’s just so bad that it’s good.

  • Reader

    Last summer Hamas was already making these sorts of claims against Israel. But then what else could anybody ever expect out of Hamas or the PA/PLO?

  • Ottawa Eyes
  • Not_Crazy

    Exterminate must destroy