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It begins... Machines have become self-aware — Robot attacks man in Sweden

Old 05-14-09, 01:24 PM
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It begins... Machines have become self-aware — Robot attacks man in Sweden

Robot attacked Swedish factory worker

A Swedish company has been fined 25,000 kronor ($3,000) after a malfunctioning robot attacked and almost killed one of its workers at a factory north of Stockholm.

Public prosecutor Leif Johansson mulled pressing charges against the firm but eventually opted to settle for a fine.

"I've never heard of a robot attacking somebody like this," he told news agency TT.

The incident took place in June 2007 at a factory in Bๅlsta, north of Stockholm, when the industrial worker was trying to carry out maintenance on a defective machine generally used to lift heavy rocks. Thinking he had cut off the power supply, the man approached the robot with no sense of trepidation.

But the robot suddenly came to life and grabbed a tight hold of the victim's head. The man succeeded in defending himself but not before suffering serious injuries.

"The man was very lucky. He broke four ribs and came close to losing his life," said Leif Johansson.

The matter was subject to an investigation by both the Swedish Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmilj๖verket) and the police.

Prosecutor Johansson chastised the company for its inadequate safety procedures but he also placed part of the blame on the injured worker.

http://www.thelocal.se/19120.html

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Awesome.

What a great story.
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Thinking he had cut off the power supply
Humans are their own worst enemy
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Re: It begins... Machines have become self-aware — Robot attacks man in Sweden

"I've never heard of a robot attacking somebody like this," he told news agency TT.
Oh I have... I have...
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Re: It begins... Machines have become self-aware — Robot attacks man in Sweden

maybe he's hard headed and the robot mistook it for a rock.
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Re: It begins... Machines have become self-aware — Robot attacks man in Sweden

Oh great, not only will be be overrun by machines, but they'll fucking speak Swedish.
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I knew it!!! Just a matter of time really.
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Isn't the most hardcore death metal from sweden? I blame their music for making the robots violent.
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This must be a publicity story to hype up Terminator. HAHA
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Re: It begins... Machines have become self-aware — Robot attacks man in Sweden

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Oh great, not only will be be overrun by machines, but they'll fucking speak Swedish.
And they name themselves "The Borg"...
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And they name themselves "The B๘rg"...
Fixed.
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Timing is a bit too coincidental hmm...
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Was going to post something about the Terminator timing but too late as usual. Oh well, I'll go with the standard "I for one welcome our new robotic overlords."
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If my doctor tried to kill me before operating, I'd probably grab his head too. Blame the victim
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Story is almost two years old already. Face it, we're only reading this thread because the machines want us to

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Fixed.
Wrong. You've turned it into Danish or Norwegian. In Sweden they use 'ึ'
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He's square headed and the robot mistook it for a box.
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Well, that is what you get for buying your robots at Ikea.

I do like the fact they admit the worker was partially to blame. That would never happen her.
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Re: It begins... Machines have become self-aware — Robot attacks man in Sweden

"I've never heard of a robot attacking somebody like this," he told news agency TT.

Thinking he had cut off the power supply, the man approached the robot with no sense of trepidation.

But the robot suddenly came to life and grabbed a tight hold of the victim's head. The man succeeded in defending himself but not before suffering serious injuries.
I have waited my whole life to be able to read a newspaper article like this. This is just all kinds of awesome.
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Wrong. You've turned it into Danish or Norwegian. In Sweden they use 'ึ'
I fๅiled.
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Finally!!!

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