A robot attacked and injured a Tesla engineer


By John

A robot attacked a Tesla engineer two years ago injuring him in Austin’s Giga Texas, a huge factory where Elon Musk’s company aims to build a sub-$25,000 electric car. The incident, reported by the technology news agency The Information and covered by various media, opens up disturbing scenarios and sounds like a warning about what the future could look like with the growing use of robots in industrial production. At Giga Texas the worker had started work on three robots in 2021, but he did not notice that only two had been turned off, The Information reported, citing two unnamed witnesses. The third robot continued moving and “pinned the engineer against a surface, pushing its claws into his body and drawing blood from his back and arm,” the newspaper said. Only after another worker pressed the emergency stop button did the victim manage to free himself from the robot’s grip.