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    Robot crushes child's finger in Russian chess match

    A robot has crushed the finger of its seven-year-old opponent during a chess tournament in Russia, local media outlets are reporting.
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    • Moscow Chess Federation members said the boy was too quick to make his move
    • The seven-year-old went on to complete the tournament the next day with a cast on his hand
    • His parents want to contact the prosecutor's office over the incident, Russian media outlets are reporting



    CCTV published by Telegram channel Baza captured the moment the robot grabbed the boy's finger mid-game and broke it before four adults rushed in to help free the child.
    According to Russian news agency Tass, the incident happened during the Moscow Chess Open on July 19.
    Sergey Lazarev, the president of the Moscow Chess Federation told Tass the robot was rented for the competition.
    "The robot broke the child's finger — this, of course, is bad," Mr Lazarev said.
    "The robot was rented by us, it has been exhibited in many places, for a long time, with specialists.
    "The child made a move, and after that we need to give time for the robot to answer, but the boy hurried and the robot grabbed him. We have nothing to do with the robot."
    The boy's parents will contact prosecutors

    Mr Lazarev said the child finished the tournament the next day in a cast with volunteers helping to record the moves.
    "The parents want to contact the prosecutor's office, we will communicate, figure it out and try to help [the family] in any way we can," Mr Lazarev said.
    "And the robot operators, apparently, will have to think about strengthening protection so that this situation does not happen again."


    Sergey Smagin said the robot has been playing chess for about 15 years.(News Video)Moscow Chess Federation's Vice President Sergey Smagin told RIA Novosti news agency this is the first time an incident like this has happened.
    "Nothing serious happened, the boy then went to the awards ceremony, signed [documents]. Everything is fine with the boy," he said.
    "There are certain safety rules and the child, apparently, violated them. When he made a move, he didn't notice that he had to wait."
    Mr Smagin described the incident as an "extremely rare case".


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    Nothing like having skull-crushing power on your chess robot! Now that's a design requirement you don't want to mess with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Sergey Smagin said ..."There are certain safety rules and the child, apparently, violated them. When he made a move, he didn't notice that he had to wait."
    The child's fault!

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    And the finger wasn't crushed, merely broken into several pieces.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    The child's fault!
    Sergey Smagin has not read the Laws of Robotics.

    A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

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