Last week in Moscow, a 7-year-old boy who participated in a ‘human vs robot’ chess match was suddenly attacked by a robot and broke his finger.
According to CNBC on the 25th (local time), Sergei Lazarev, president of the Moscow Chess Federation, said, “The robot broke a child’s finger. It’s a terrible thing,” he said.
In a video shared on social networking services (SNS), a robot moves a chess piece on the boy’s side. After that, when it is the boy’s turn to move his horse, the robot grabs the boy’s finger.
The boy struggles to remove his hand, but the robot does not let go of the boy’s finger for about 15 seconds. People rushed to control the robot, and the boy was eventually released from the robot.
Lazarev said the robot had competed several times before, but this was the first time such an accident had occurred.
Sergei Smagin, vice president of the Russian Chess Federation, said, “There are safety rules, but the child violated them.”
“This is the first reported uncommon incident,” he said.
Meanwhile, the boy in the accident is known as one of the top 30 Moscow Under-9 players. The local TAS news agency reported that the boy had a cast on his finger and played another game the next day.
Reporter Min-ha Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org), Electronic Newspaper Internet