Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com
Last week at the Moscow Open Chess Tournament, a robot became uneasy after a 7-year-old responded quickly and grabbed and fractured his finger. This incident epitomized the fear of technology gone astray.
The child had just had a piece taken by the robot and rushed to make his next move which was apparently against the safety rules.Read more
“There are several safety regulations, and it appears that the child disregarded them. He did not realize he needed to wait before making his move”, Sergey Smagin, vice-president of the Russian Chess Federation, told Baza. He continued, “This is an extremely unusual event, the first I can recall”.
The robot fractured the child’s finger which, of course is bad, said Sergey Lazarev, president of the Moscow Chess Federation, to the Russian news agency TASS after the event. “We rented the robot, which has been professionally shown in several locations for a long period. Evidently, the operators failed to notice it. The toddler moved, and we needed to allow the robot some time to respond. But because the boy moved quickly, the robot grabbed him. We have nothing to do with the robot.”
In a video of the incident that was made public on July 19 by the Baza Telegram channel, which shows the robotic arm pinches the boy’s finger for several seconds before a woman and three men rushed in and rescued him.