Robot Kills Man at Volkswagen Plant…Human Error to Blame

7. 2. 15 by 
  • A 22-year-old man was helping to put together the stationary robot that grabs and configures auto parts Monday when the machine grabbed and pushed him against a metal plate, the Associated Press reported. He later died from the injuries.
  • A spokesperson for the car company told the Associated Press that the robot can be programmed for specific tasks and that the company believes the malfunction was due to human error.
  • The type of robot that crushed the employee is usually kept in a cage. The man was working on the robot inside the cage when he was grabbed. Prosecutors are still deciding whether to bring charges and whom they would pursue.

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