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Shades of Isacc Asimov! Robot runs Amuck!!

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posted on Sep, 24 2007 @ 01:39 PM
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Recently a man in Bellevue, Washington, finding that his car would not go through some six inches of snow, became enraged and attacked the automobile. He broke out the car’s windows with a tire iron and emptied a revolver into its side. “He killed it,” said police. “It’s a case of autocide.”

Such wanton acts of violence are not limited to Coke machines, photocopiers, public telephones, and other gizmos that steal our dimes and quarters. In 1979, a sheriff in California shot a large mainframe computer for uncontrollably spewing out arrest records. As if to even the score, that same year a one-ton Litton Industries mobile robot stalked and killed a human warehouse worker who trespassed on the machine’s turf during business hours. The worker’s family sued Litton and was awarded a $10-million judgment, but the surly robot got off with a slap on the sensor.


The Legal Rights of Robots





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posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 07:34 PM
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Industries mobile robot stalked and killed a human warehouse worker who trespassed on the machine’s turf during business hours


This i would like to know more about.

What exactly does it mean by "STALKED" and "KILLED".

How exactly did it "Stalk"?? Was it actually LOOKING for this 'intruder '....What was its USUAL autonomic function


Kinda sacry if you ask me

AoN

[edit on 26-9-2007 by Anomic of Nihilism]



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 08:07 PM
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