Russian chess-playing robot breaks 7-year-old’s finger

Here’s a life lesson I never thought I’d write about: Beware of robots when playing chess. seriously. Take it from a 7-year-old chess player in Moscow, you know (the hard way) that robot chess players can get nervous and explode.

In a video of the July 19 incident, a giant robotic arm is seen playing chess against the 7-year-old normally at first. However, after a quick reaction from the boy to one of the robot’s movements, the robot grabs the child’s finger and does not let go, prompting the onlookers to rush in and help. Within seconds, they separated the boy from the robot and escorted him away.

“The robot broke a child’s finger” Sergey Lazarev, President of the Moscow Chess Federation, He said, according to a translation by Watchman. “This, of course, is bad.” Lazarev He said the state-owned port tast The robot has played in previous competitions without a problem.

News about an eccentric chess-playing robot, published by the Russian News Agency on the Internet Bazawhich went viral over the weekend, leading many to jokingly speculate that the robot uprising has begun. Unfortunately, there is no uprising of bots. Instead, the accident appears to have been a case of lax security measures for the robot.

Fortunately, the 7-year-old appeared to be fine after breaking his finger, with officials saying he played in the tournament the next day. Since his finger was a plaster cast, volunteers helped him make his movements.

His parents, understandably, were not feeling well and reportedly contacted the attorney general’s office about the incident. If the robot has to take the stand, I hope everyone in the courtroom will be instructed not to make any sudden movements.

Sergey Smagin, Vice President of the Russian Chess Federation, told Baza that the child violated safety rules that state that competitors must wait for the robot to complete its movement.

There are certain safety rules, and it seems that the child violated them. When he took this step, Smagen said, as the Guardian told him, he didn’t realize he had to wait first. “This is an extremely rare case, the first I can remember,” he added.

Lazarev, head of the Moscow Chess Federation, thought otherwise, They said the robot’s designers will have to analyze the machine after the accident.

Although Smagin looked Blaming the child in this case, we have to ask: If the creators of the robot taught him how to play chess, why couldn’t they teach him how to pay attention to the other hands on the board? The latter sounds much easier, in my humble opinion. Then again, I’ve never made a cranky robot that plays chess.

On the other hand, machines are not perfect, and humans also have to take care and follow the safety procedures set by the officials. It would probably be wise to really emphasize the fact that players should wait for the robot to finish its turn to make a move, and even more so when a match includes a child.

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