The First Human to Be Killed by a Robot was in 1981

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The first known human killed by a robot was in 1981, when a robotic arm, no doubt in a diabolical plot to try to take over the world, crushed a Japanese Kawasaki factory worker.

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2 comments

  • This is incorrect. The first man to be killed by a robot was Mr. Robert Williams in 1971.

    • Daven Hiskey

      @Heather: I’ve read that story of Robert Williams, but unlike the above, there doesn’t really exist any hard documented evidence for Williams. That’s not to say he wasn’t killed by one, just I need a well-documented story to post it as fact.

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