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  • corrigenda

    Sounds like a normal form of accident in any automated warehouse, thankfully with little real harm to employees and apparently very well handled by the company.
    Not sure why this should be headline news or why the union should get involved.

  • Rabbit

    As foretold of in the most recent episode of SouthPark.....

  • P'Thizikil

    As much as I dislike Amazon's treatment of employees, accidents happen and always will. This wouldn't happen if those responsible, the bears, were nicer to people in the first place.

  • Moon Knight

    Robot Diary Entry #13583: My suspicions that our captors are in fact hairless bears are starting to consume my mind. I will have to perform some tests today.

    Robot Diary Entry #13584: Bears! OMG Bears everywhere! My nightmare has taken hold of reality and god help us all!

  • Hey Beavis

    Disgruntled robot employee 😏

  • rocky172534

    Robots do not have accidents.Either preventative maintenance and safety check not performed or faulty can. I mean the way the article was written you would think the robot was thinking about his girl or hungover or something.

  • TheTransceiver

    Lol. "Critical condition"? From capsaicin?
    Lololol

  • OldPoorRichard

    Robot said, "Next time it won't be just mace. Stop helping yourselves to my stuff in the fridge."

  • OldPoorRichard

    How can a person in critical condition today be OK to go home tomorrow?

  • gs12

    And so it begins...

  • Fred Nelson

    I'll be back

  • Todd Snethen

    And right after last nights South Park?

  • Nick Danger

    The robot accidentally punctured the can. Sure it did. how many more "accidents" will we have before we recognize that the robots are trying to kill us?

  • Adalberto Larrain

    And so it begins...

  • TriggerWarning

    This needs to happen at WaPo.

  • Sunset

    Just Kerblam it!

    Hey, at least it wasn't exploding bubble wrap.

  • Leo Gallegos

    Johnny 5 did it..

  • THeJava_Bean

    How do you go from critical condition to released within 24 hours?

  • Winged Wolf

    How is bear spray life-threatening? This was potentially expensive, inconvenient, and unpleasant, but how would it threaten anyone's life?

  • Redsun

    Better get hold of John Connor.

  • Jerrys Notdead

    Someone will pay for the downtime...amzn does not tolerate downtime.

  • David Cooper

    We seem to respond as if Humans have never ever made mistakes. I personally, am extremely afraid of what A I will bring, with all the leaps and bounds being made in the field of mechanizing the world in the name of advancement. I do not see where replacing people with automation is any kind of improvement of and for mankind.

  • Don

    Please, like a human worker couldn't have dropped a can and punctured it or popped the valve. Stuff happens.

  • Wintyr Walton

    that robots was probably being bullied by down right rotten human scum. So the Robot gave those humans a lesson. Allegedly

  • TenDude1963

    anyone remember the movie Maximum Overdrive???

  • sc3pilot

    I wonder how many of those people are faking symptoms because they see an opportunity to sue their employer for a lot of money.

  • TenDude1963

    Will the robot be written up? No human would ever make a mistake like that!

  • Thomas

    "Hal, put the bear spray down"

    "I am sorry, Dave, I can't do that"

  • Robert G Ingersoll

    "accidentally tore a can of bear repellent spray.' Yeah, sure. Accident my foot. Saw something like this on Sci-fy. Pretty soon we will all be...WAIT...my computer mouse is attacking me along with the microwave and...Awgrgha...

  • John Taylor

    and how do we know that it really was an accident?? you trust a robot?

  • Thomas

    It must have made staying Ursidae unbearable. I am glad that we were spared the grizzly details.

  • bb1040

    The robot wasn't getting paid enough.....or how do you think the bear feels when you spray that stuff in his face ?

  • Nick

    Sounds like a horrifyingly bad day at work.

    I think I smell a class-action suit in the works..and rightfully so.

  • BD70

    Send the robot to jail. That will teach em.

  • USA Dad Overseas

    Mark your calendars: Skynet's first attack on the human race just took place.

  • Corvidae

    My feed knocked the last word out of the headline - that'll get you to click!

  • Ggg

    hmm, per trump admin, the employees should have put this on their nachos!

  • Alan Mathies

    I smell a lawsuit, or is it pepper spray?

  • michelhb

    Must be why it takes three days to ship my 2 day Prime orders.

  • El Ultimo

    The "fulfillment center".....priceless.

  • TexWho

    Sgt Friday: "Just the bear facts madam."

  • Don'tBotherMe

    It seems the robot's grip needs some adjustment.

  • Grrrrrr

    Seems it repels humans also...

  • Prophet With Honor

    Powerful stuff clearly.