Warehouse robot collapses after working for 20 hours straight
Agility Robotics tweeted the video in April, confirming the busy bot completed over about 20 hours of live demos and took a couple of falls on the chin while carrying out its duties. Vice president of communications at Agility Robotics Liz Clinkenbeard revealed to AP that they wanted to demonstrate how a rad robot like Digit will pick themselves up and carry on when the chips are down.
"Sometimes it may need a repair; rarely something that takes more than 15-20 minutes,” she added.
The video of Digit falling over has since been shared on social media.
The clip has prompted some rather off-color jokes about the robot's welfare.
Some of the social posts about Digit suggested the industrious AI took its own life as a result of low wages and repetitive labor.