April 30, 2009
WHEN ROBOTS ATTACK: “Man is apparently no match for machine. Although the worker tried to defend himself, he suffered four broken limbs and nearly lost his life. The company was fined 25,000 kronor ($3,000) for negligent safety precautions, but the robot managed to evade assault charges.”
Gosh, I hope he was insured.
UPDATE: A couple of readers point out that the original source says broken ribs, not limbs as in the quote above. Either way, remember: When robots grab you with their steely claws, you can’t get away, because they’re stronger than you, and they’re made of metal.