And so the robot uprising begins

Posted 5 years ago by Adam Gautsch

"A powerful robot has been hitting people over and over again," reports New Scientist, which broke the news of the mechanical rampage to an astonished world.

The pop-sci mag goes on to describe the robotic beatings in horrific detail. No fewer than six Slovenian boffins, all thought to be male, were struck "repeatedly on the arm" during the laboratory incident, in which a robot of a type normally employed in assembling vending machines went violently berserk and bludgeoned the men with an assortment of blunt instruments or sharp tools it had picked up using its powerful, motorised articulated arm.

Self-aware Balkan vending machine robots must be stopped. Thanks to @ellmcgirt for the heads up. Stay vigilant. Self-aware robots must be stopped!

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