BERLIN – A robot has killed a man who worked as a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany. The car manufacturer released the information to the public early today.
Reports indicate the man was 22-years-old and according to VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig, the robot picked the man out from a team.
According to sources, the young man was finishing set-up of the robot and had only just activated it, when suddenly the stationary robot grabbed him and crushed him against a metal plate. Authorities still have to investigate to find out if human programming or assembly errors are to blame for the tragedy.