In Las Vegas, the Tesla drone shot down an autonomous robot

That is probably not recoverable.

In Las Vegas, a Tesla car that was moving autonomously knocked down a robot from Promobot, a resident of the Skolkovo Foundation. As a result of the accident, the robot, whose rent costs 2,000 dollars a day, was turned over and received several significant damages.

In Promobot said that he probably can not be restored.

Oleg Kivokurtsev, co-founder and director of development at Promobot, said that the robot had been brought from Philadelphia to participate in CES, and now it can hardly be repaired. At the same time, the company intends to find out how he found himself on the roadway.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Promobot engineers delivered robots and equipment to the pavilion of the CES-2019 exhibition to arrange the company’s booth for participation. The robots moved one after the other. One of the robots deviated from the route, drove to the track on a half-empty street parking, where he got under the Tesla wheels.[/perfectpullquote]
from the press release Promobot

According to the passenger in the car, he wanted to try the Tesla autonomous mode and chose the most deserted part of the route for this.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]There was no one, neither people nor cars. I transferred Tesla to unmanned mode – and wow, the robot on the track! I’m sorry, the robot looks cute. And my most sincere apologies to the engineers.[/perfectpullquote]
George Caldera
tesla passenger

Some commentators in social networks have suggested that the accident could have been directed by a PR move.

The promo robot from Promobot was in the center of attention of the Russian media in the fall of 2017 when Vladimir Putin “ shook the hand ” at Morion Industrial Park .

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