The robot was assigned to assemble spare parts in a factory. At this time, the robot encountered a technical fault and started malfunctioning. It is said that the robot attacked the Tesla engineer when he tried to fix this error.
The Daily Mail news agency has published a comprehensive report on this. An engineer was seriously injured in this incident and two employees of the factory were the eyewitnesses of this incident. The attacked robot was tasked with disposing of car spare parts, which are manufactured using aluminum metal. A robot was programmed to complement this. The robot was handling the work of loading and moving the material.
How did the attack happen?
Two of Tesla’s robots were not performing properly. So the robots were disabled to check the programming software of the robots. An engineer was working on updating the software for both the robots which were thus inactive.
At this time, another robot from behind punched the engineer. The robot’s metal hand pierced the man’s back. The arm was also injured. The man’s left arm was seriously injured. Blood spattered at the scene.
Immediately, the workers at the scene pressed the emergency button. By then, the engineer had run away from the scene. However, there were pieces of aluminum metal in his body. A comprehensive investigative report on this incident that took place in 2021 is now out and has reached the hands of the media. Apart from this incident, there has been no other robot attack incident in the last two years, the report mentioned.
The incident has been under investigation for the past two years. However, incidents like these have made us rethink many ideas, including the use of robots.