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back to article Goodbye cruel world: Robot 'commits suicide' in KITCHEN FIREBALL

A robotic cleaner delivered a damning indictment of life in Hinterstoder, Austria, on Saturday, by trundling onto a kitchen stove where it ended its days as a pile of ashes. The local fire brigade reports it was alerted to a house fire at around 1.30pm, and having entered the premises wearing breathing equipment, found the …

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Humans don't want to understand instructions.

'nuff said.

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Re: Humans don't want to understand instructions.

He left the Robot off but the stove on, and then left the apartment??

Did they check his pockets to see if he'd already filled in the insurance claims as well?

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Re: Humans don't want to understand instructions.

Its a wood burner, sometimes used as the houses heating system where you can't get gas or don't want to use stored oil.

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Re: Humans don't want to understand instructions.

Modern people don't understand the concept of "cannot be turned off".

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Motive

It was looking for warmth and companionship that the humans never gave it and the stove was hot stuff.

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Re: Motive

Actually, it was in love with the refrigerator, but he would not return her affections.

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Re: Motive

So, what you're saying is that it was too frigid?

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Happy

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"Actually, it was in love with the refrigerator, but he would not return her affections."

Ah.

Suicide.

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Sick pic

Are thoes the tyre marks of its death throes...

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Re: Sick pic

I think they are. There's really only one place suitable for this kind of explicit material: Facebook.

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Star Wars style robot demise

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear....

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Re: Star Wars style robot demise

Protocol droids?

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ROTM - suicide bomber! Be scared. Be very scared.

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Kitchen needed retiling anyway...

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That's impressive, but the real question we want answered is...... does it blend?

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Poor Robot

His last words were..

"Here I am, brain the size of a planet and they ask me to clean up after them!"

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Black Helicopters

Actually...

...that was a robot Snowden, who was about to spill the beans about the ROTM plans for next year.

An autonomous quadcopter was clearly seen flying away from the house shortly after the incident by a human witness, but the police say that the robot CCTV cameras have nothing on them at all, so the witness must be mistaken...

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So, they left the robo on the counter AND the hob on?

'Nuf said

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Coat

You people do not understand the suffering

caused by a pain in all the diodes down its left side

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Terminator

"Can Not Self-Terminate....Oops"

Unlike Arnie this one obviously did. Not as impressive as an industrial vat of molten iron but pretty effective none the less.

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This is what happens when...

... technologies from the XIX century and the XXI century clash. Imagine what one of those wooden early telephones could do to a smartphone. Coal, iron and steam, FTW!!! :0)

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Is it that android from "Alien"?

What was he called now... Ash?

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More importantly

What will clean up the mess?

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The 3 laws...

Someone needs to contact the manufacturer. Apparently they let a defective positronic brain out of the factory. I wonder what the punishment for violating the 3rd law is?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Laws_of_Robotics

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Childcatcher

Re: The 3 laws...

His death served as a warning that the hot plate was hot. Would you prefer that, by inaction, he allowed a human to come to harm?

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Angel

Re: The 3 laws...

Would you prefer that, by inaction, he allowed a human to come to harm?

That depends on which particular human could have been harmed. There are humans out there whose sole existence violates the Zeroth Law. ;^)

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Mushroom

PFY?

did this little robot somehow tick-off the PFY?

maybe bumped into his shoe while cleaning the rug?

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Terminator

Have designers learned nothing from sci-fi horror movies?

Appliances should have a physical off switch and not just a standby button.

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Suicide?

As usual quite the (sensationalist) headline!

But, seems more likely he just woke up, was more than a little disoriented (I mean come on, if you woke up on an unfamiliar counter somewhere, wouldn't you be a tad disoriented?) And when coming to the realization he was rather hungry - off he trundled in search of his morning electron fix.. . .. .. ..I've been known to do something nearly similar as regards to my morning 'Cuppa/fix' need.

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Were those tire marks ...

... an attempt at a suicide note?

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Re: Were those tire marks ...

Tyred of life?

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Too HOT to handle

Maybe it wanted a hot thing,,,,you know,, but that was way too hot for it...

Be careful what you strive for...you have been warned.

You got burned baby...

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Before picture

According to other reports, here is a picture of the dearly departed

http://store.irobot.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11305109

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Re: Before picture

Seriously, who uses a roomba on their countertops?

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Happy

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Seriously, who uses a roomba on their countertops?

I remember a story I read in some forum about some a*hole trying to use a Roomba to clean his swimming pool. Filled with water. Perhaps it's the same guy.

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