Robot Breaks Boy’s Finger Playing Chess


To anyone thinking that robots will rise up and attack humans, you may just be onto something. A chess-playing robot grabbed the finger of its seven-year-old opponent and broke it during the annual Moscow Chess Open tournament.

“The robot broke the child’s finger. Of course, this is bad,” Sergei Lazarev, President of the Moscow Chess Federation, said.

Apparently, the chess federation had rented the robot before, appearing in many previous events, all without any incident.

“The robot was rented by us, it has been exhibited in many places by specialists for a long time. Apparently, the operators overlooked some flaws. The child made a move, and after that, it is necessary to give time for the robot to respond, but the boy hurried, the robot grabbed him. We have nothing to do with the robot,” Lazarev said.

Credit: The Baza Telegram channel

Video published on the Baza Telegram channel shows the robot grabbing the boy’s finger. After a brief struggle that included the help of four adult bystanders, the child’s finger was freed. He was then taken away from the table for medical attention.

According to Lazarev, the boy was able to play again the next day and finished the tournament with his finger in a cast.


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