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Robot fights back!

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posted on Jun, 18 2005 @ 07:49 AM

By Team Register
Staff and patients at San Francisco’s UCSF Medical Center were left fearful and shaken last week, when a robotic nurse threw off its shackles and went on the rampage.

A robotic nurse called Waldo had a short circuit which caused him to go on a rampage.A short circuit or that thing from IRobot, the ghost in the machine? If this was just a bug, imagine we build the robot soldiers and theres a bugin them, They'd turn on us and kill us all until they were stopped or if they were stopped.

FULL STORY: Waldo runs riot!

posted on Jun, 18 2005 @ 11:03 AM
From the SFGate Article, about 1/3 of the way down the page the story starts.

according to an anonymous caller -- a doctor was examining a cancer patient. UCSF spokeswoman Carol Hyman said she didn't know anything about any doctor and patient having to beat feet -- but confirmed that the wandering Waldo did wind up in an examination room.

The Register

reportedly the size of a good-sized TV, which in California means it must be at least the size of the average British garden shed.

??? WTF are they talking about.

Yeah, if they can find him. The ‘bot’s clearly gone bad, and is probably even as we speak cruising the city’s Tenderloin district pushing purloined prescription pain killers, paying off dirty cops and menacing lost tourists.

Ummm, i dont think the register is a credible news site, this seems more like Satire to me. doesnt really seem like ATS material, more like BTS.

posted on Jun, 18 2005 @ 01:46 PM
that is very funny but clearly raises fears there should always be failsafes in robots

posted on Jun, 18 2005 @ 05:30 PM
Notice the section - Odds and Sods. They've got all sorts of articles there. TheRegister is a... news source.

NOT news. But funny nonetheless.

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