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A chess robot breaks a child’s finger in Russia | Digital Trends Spanish

A chilling event happened in Russia at the open of Chess from Moscow. A robot playing in the tournament broke the finger of a seven-year-old boy, according to local media reports.

Video of the incident (below) shows that the machine is an industry-standard robotic arm customized to move pieces on three chessboards simultaneously.

“The robot broke the boy’s finger. This, of course, is bad,” said Sergey Lazarev, president of the Moscow Chess Federation, to the Russian news agency TASS.

Lazarev added: “The robot was rented by us, it has been exhibited in many places, for a long time, with specialists. Apparently the operators missed it. The boy made a move, and after that we have to give the robot time to respond, but the boy rushed, the robot grabbed him. We have nothing to do with the robot.”

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