Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Self-driving Tesla hits and kills an autonomous robot at CES

Promobot Tesla Kills A Robot At CES: It’s Transformers All Over Again
Katie Ramirez | 09 January, 2019, 17:09

The incident in question took place around 7 p.m when the Promobot engineers were transporting the robots to the Congress Hall in order to prepare the company's booth for the CES 2019.

Parts of the body, the mechanisms of the arms, the movement platform and a head are destroyed.

The crash tipped the robot onto its side, causing 'serious damage, ' Promobot says.

In something that could be a harbinger of the future, or a freakish science fiction story, another Tesla in self-driving mode has been in an accident.

The firm says the damage is likely irreparable. After the impact, the auto continued moving and stopped only 50 meters away from the robot.

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However, some Internet users claimed that there was more than meets the eye, insisting the video was a PR stunt meant to boost sales of the robot.

The Tesla involved in the collision was operating autonomously, though a passenger was inside at the time. However, the auto continued driving after the accident and stopped only some 50 meters away from the accident site. "Your vehicle was under a full self-driving mode", says the company in a short statement released on Twitter. I switched this Tesla into a self-driving mode and it started to move. And wow! A robot on the track! I thought the flivver would come round, but it bumped straightly into it!

Despite Mr Caldera's apologies, Promobot's development director, Oleg Kivokurtsev, is absolutely fuming about the whole thing.

Putin met Promobot in 2017, when the robot shook his hand and made the following introduction: "Vladimir Vladimirovich, I am Promobot, an autonomous service robot for business". Now it neither can not participate in the event not to be recovered. We brought this robot here from Philadelphia to participate at CES.

At the moment this article is being written, the Nevada Police Department is still investigating the incident. "And my honest apologies to the engineers". "We will conduct an internal investigation and find out why the robot went to the roadway".

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