South Korean man killed by industrial robot that identified him as a box

  • November 9, 2023

Yonhap News Agency reported on Wednesday that a man was crushed to death by a robot in South Korea after the machine evidently failed to distinguish him from the boxes of bell peppers it was handling.

According to Yonhap, the robotic arm pressured the man’s upper body against the conveyor belt, causing his face and torso to be crushed. According to the report, he was transferred to the hospital but later passed away.