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originally posted by: Randomtangentsrme
What does a life cost?
It's a mistake when you cut off a finger using a circular saw. I've seen it happen.
It's a mistake when you work on a live electrical panel and get a shock.
It's company negligence when you cannot shut down a machine or the parts when in need of repair.
Or look to the cost/loss over safety.
I think you are taking the sensationalized "robot kills" to much to heart and overlooking the obvious disregard to human life that ended in a death.
"I think you are taking the sensationalized "robot kills" to much to heart and overlooking the obvious disregard to human life that ended in a death."
I know from experience this will not be fixed unless there is some crazy story that gains traction over a man losing his life.
First Human Killed by Robot: Robert Williams, a worker at a Ford Motor Company factory in Michigan, was killed by a robot on January 25, 1979.
originally posted by: Gothmog
All companies in the US have to conform with OSHAs lockout tagout process.
originally posted by: Nucleardoom
a reply to: wasaka
Also stumbled across this:
Robert Williams’ death came on the 58th anniversary of the premiere of Karel Capek’s play about Rossum’s Universal Robots. R.U.R gave the world the first use of the word robot to describe an artificial person. Capek invented the term, basing it on the Czech word for “forced labor.” (Robot entered the English language in 1923.)
Will the word Robot be removed from our language next because it offends someone because it carries connotations of slavery? Better not let the word get out that it literally means forced labor.
Internment is the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial. Collins English dictionary defines internment as "the act of interning or state of being interned, esp of enemy citizens in wartime or of terrorism suspects". Thus, while it can simply mean imprisonment, it tends to refer to preventative confinement rather than confinement after having been convicted of some crime. Use of these terms is subject to debate and political sensitivities.
Interned persons may be held at prisons or at facilities known as internment camps. In certain contexts, these may be known, either officially or pejoratively, as concentration camps.