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South Korean man killed by industrial robot that identified him as a box

  • An employee at a pepper-sorting plant in South Korea died after being crushed by an industrial robot that mistook him for a box of vegetables, leaving the country questioning the safety of robot use.
  • This tragic incident highlights the need for improved safety protocols and systems when dealing with industrial robots, as it was the second serious accident in South Korea involving a robot in recent months.
  • The Dongseong Export Agricultural Complex, the company that owns the plant, called for the establishment of a precise and safe system following the accident, emphasizing the importance of ensuring worker safety when implementing robotics.
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