Living Safely with Robots, Beyond Asimov’s Laws

In 1981, a 37-year-old factory worker named Kenji Urada entered a restricted safety zone at a Kawasaki manufacturing plant to perform some maintenance on a robot. In his haste, he failed to completely turn it off. The robot’s powerful hydraulic arm pushed the engineer into some nearby machine, making Urada the first recorded victim killed by Robot

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 Uncategorized