Robot falls over after 20 hours work

Robot falls over after 20 hours work

Robot falls over after 20 hours work: Credit: Agility Robotics/Twitter/tremending

The video of the unfortunate robot has gone viral after it was posted on Twitter.

The robot was constructed by the Robotics company, Agility Robots and its name is Digit. The poor robot was put to work for twenty hours straight and it would seem, couldn’t cope with the pressure of factory work.

But to be fair the robot apparently did very well before it decided it couldn’t take any more. The robotics company said that it had a 99 per cent success rate for the tasks the robot carried out.

Agility Robotics said in a press release: “We started with scientific breakthroughs and layered on top of that world-class engineering. We approach everything with a focus on function. Our robots were designed from day one to do work and get the job done.”

Agility Robotics tweeted the video in April and confirmed that the robot had completed 20 hours of live demos, but in the process had taken a couple of falls on the chin while carrying out its duties.

Liz Clinkenbeard, the Vice president of Agility Robotics told reporters they wanted to demonstrate how a robot like Digit will pick themselves up and carry on when the chips are down.

She continued: “We wanted to show that Digit did fall a couple of times, that it’s a normal part of any new technology, and it’s not a big deal.”

The robot falling is usually down to an error with a sensor or a software bug and not exhaustion as it appears!

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Written by

Julia Cameron

Julia is an ex-pat writer from Brighton living in a small village close to the Andalucian town of Priego de Cordoba. When she's not working she enjoys reading, tracing her ancestry and swimming. She especially loves the summer when she can get down to the coast and chill on the beach.