INTERNATIONAL: Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

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INTERNATIONAL: Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany
Robots weld a car body at the Audi/Volkswagen AG plant in Ingolstadt in 2010 Picture: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images
Robots weld a car body at the Audi/Volkswagen AG plant in Ingolstadt in 2010 Picture: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images

THE TELEGRAPH (UK) – A robot has killed a man at a Volkswagen car factory in Germany.

The 22-year-old worker died from injuries he sustained when he was trapped by a robotic arm and crushed against a metal plate.

The man, who has not been named, was part of a team that was setting up the automated machinery at the factory in Kassel, north of Frankfurt, according to Volkswagen.

The robot in question is a mechanical arm that moves car parts into place, said Heiko Hillwig, a spokesman for the company.

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  1. THE ROBOT WAS NOT INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVING FLESH AND COLD STEEL.
    WHY NO EMERGENCY STOP ON THIS ROBOTIC ARM?

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    • You are assuming there is no emergency stop. Maybe there was not enough time to respond.

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