A chess-playing robot apparently broke a child’s finger during a chess tournament in Moscow.
Officials say the seven-year-old moved too quickly in violation of safety regulations, and the robot grabbed him.
Moscow Chess Federation President Sergey Lazarev explained:
“The robot broke the child's finger — this, of course, is bad. The robot was rented by us, it has been exhibited in many places, for a long time, with specialists. Apparently, the operators overlooked it. The child made a move, and after that we need to give time for the robot to answer, but the boy hurried, the robot grabbed him. We have nothing to do with the robot."
It took several spectators to dislodge the child's finger from the robot.
The child, reportedly one of the top chess players under nine years old in Moscow, was still able to play the next day with his finger in a cast.