The word “robot” is what most of us know. It is used in all kinds of contexts in society
For example, it’s not just the devices that are referred to as “robots”. In some cases, people can even be described as “robots”.
The adjective seems appropriate only when the person is not warm or regular in his or her routine and routine. So, the word has become weird everywhere, even its literal meaning applies only to mechanical objects.
This continuous presence within our language is not in harmony with human perception and knowledge of robotic technology, both of which are growing in significance.
As these technologies get better, the ethical question about their effectiveness and purpose doubles.
Should robots be given personal rights? Which legacy controls the use? Can a robot intentionally and consciously disobey?
This is the last question that scientists, academics and engineers are addressing. Although all robots are programmed to comply with the laws established by Isaac Asimov – not harmful to humans – there are still concerns that smart machines may eventually develop the ability to make that decision on their own.
This is a situation to be explored in Hollywood movies like Terminator and the iRobot, but can killer robots be a real possibility?
This article will discuss some more related to robot accidents that hurt people.
Volkswagen died, Germany
In 2015, a 22-year-old Volkswagen technician was killed in a German factory. He died after an industrial robot transported it to a hard metal surface and crushed it. The young man was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his chest but unfortunately died of his injuries.
The accident is thought to be Europe’s first death as a result of a mechanical device. Volkswagen claims the robot crashed due to a human error, horrifically reminiscent of how powerful this technology is.
Kawasaki’s death, Japan
The Volkswagen tragedy may have been the first of its kind in Europe, but similar events have been seen before. All the way back in 1981, Kenji Orada, a Japanese engineer, was driven by an robot into an industrial grinder.
He was working on the device and at first forgot to turn it off completely. For unknown reasons, the robot itself was activated and forced to fly with its hydraulic arm.
After his death, Kawasaki’s rigorous labor quality was investigated.
SKH Metals Death, India
In another car-related tragedy, a 24-year-old man was killed by a robot while working at an auto parts factory in India. In fact, the accident took place just two weeks after his death at the Volkswagen Production Line on May 26.
It was reported that the man was adjusting a metal plate in the hands of a robot when he was stabbed in the stomach.
The death was reported, not only because it was the second such death in several weeks, as the prosecution struggled to determine the charges.
Friendly fire, the Northern Cape of Africa
If dying with a robot on a product line is not enough to scare you, then this is a major North African security event. In an unprecedented event, nine soldiers were killed in 2007 by an anti-aircraft missile.
These men were on duty in the South African National Defense Force and died after a military robot unexpectedly began shooting. Fourteen more soldiers were wounded before it was taken under control.
Naughty Robot, USA
This last example is somewhat different. Instead of a robot that can bypass orders without getting hurt, it’s time to talk about a machine programmed to do just that.
It’s the brainchild of American engineer Alexander Rapin, who created a unique robot to try to talk people about the dangers of artificial intelligence and advanced machine technology.
Reben’s robot is programmed to hit (prick) a human finger if it detects one of them. This is in direct conflict with Asimov’s law which says it will not do harm.
If the robot is programmed to be safe and properly, it should see the width of its straight finger. So far so good; Reben Robot is capable of recognizing this.
It is wrong to fail to understand, however, that the matter directly contradicts the most important rule of all; Perform all requests, unless it leads to human harm.
Since Reben Robot is unable to handle this conditional order, operating safely is not technically reliable.
Why the future is bright for our robotic friends
Despite all these disturbing stories, there is no doubt that more robots will appear in factories and production lines in the coming years
They have already played a significant role in a large number of industries, and although there are many policy, economic and security concerns, scientists agree that this is a largely unsustainable development.
In short, we want to replace a large proportion of the global workforce with robot alternatives.
The real problems begin by asking questions of intelligence. Obviously, the smart robot is a much better job.
The flip side of this predicament is that intelligence increases the likelihood of similar smart errors. The word “robot” is actually a slave servant
And if history teaches us anything, it is that slaves will always rebel in the end. So the real question must be, are intelligence and independence essentially integral features?
If it becomes clear that consciousness can be separated from an isolated and free will, is it morally acceptable? These are tough questions and even with the world’s brightest minds investigating, we still have no answers.
What we do know is that in the coming years, our understanding of robots will either be expandable or shrink because machines are controllable and our thinking is very high. This is a brave new world, but whether it will be for us in the long run.