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Robots Chess robots: A chess-playing robot fractured a 7-year-old boy’s finger in a match

Chess is a game that compels you to think and make a strategic move. Violence does not usually come into chess. The same, it seems, cannot always be said of machines. During a tournament in Moscow, a chess-playing robot fractured a 7-year-old boy’s finger when the youngster attempted a quick move without giving the device enough time to finish its task. When the history of the rise of the robots is written, perhaps this might feature in the opening chapter here. This is of course bad.

Video of the incident shows the robotic arms grabbing and pinching the boy’s finger with a sudden movement for several seconds before a woman followed by three men rush in, free him and usher him away. The chess robot has been exhibited in many places, for a long time, by specialists. The machine has played many previous matches without incident. The robot is conditioned to move pieces on three chess boards simultaneously. He may have mistaken the child’s finger for an object and grabbed it. The boy continued to compete in the forum after his finger was put in a cast.

 

Chess-playing robot breaks young boy’s finger:

According to reports, the chess robot did not appreciate the boy’s haste and grabbed his index finger and gave it a firm squeeze. The video then shows the robot’s mechanical claws descending back toward the board, this time grabbing the boy’s index finger instead of a chess piece. The good news is that the young man in question doesn’t appear to have been overly traumatized by the incident.

Sergey Smagin, vice-president of the Russian Chess Federation said There are certain safety rules, and the child violated them. When he made his move, he did not realize he first had to wait. And management will communicate, try to sort it out, and help in any way they can. And the robot operators will have to think about strengthening protection so that such a situation does not happen again. The incident was captured on camera, and the footage has now gone viral. The boy’s parents want to contact the prosecutor’s office and take action against the authorities.

Tragic accidents like this are, of course, nothing new, but it highlights the need for human-robot interfaces that are easy to understand from both sides, with plenty of safeguards built in. All acquisition that advanced artificial intelligence will destroy humanity is false. Not the powerful AI or breaching laws of robotics will destroy humanity, but engineers with both left hands.  Sergey Smagin told RIA Novosti they will look into adding more protective systems.