Robert Williams (c. 1954 â€“ January 25, 1979), a worker at a Ford Motor Company factory in Michigan, was one of the first individuals killed by a robot.
The robot was designed to retrieve parts from storage, but its work was deemed too slow. Williams was retrieving a part from a storage bin when the robotâ€™s arm hit him in the head, killing him instantly. In the suit, the family claimed the robot had no safety mechanisms to prevent this, lacking even a warning noise to alert workers the robot was nearby.
Man, it seems so long ago, we’ve been at war with the machines for so many years now 🙁