Tesla Car Hits and Destroys Autonomous ‘Promobot’ Robot At CES

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The incident took place around 7 p.m.in Paradise Road, Las Vegas where the robots called Promobot, were being transported to the Congress Hall by the Promobot engineers to be used in the company's booth in CES 2019.

The crash knocked the robot onto its side and causing such "serious damage" to its body, head, arms and movement systems that it can not be put on display, Promobot said.

The crash tipped the robot onto its side, causing 'serious damage, ' Promobot says.

A clip has been released online by Russian robotics company Promobot, showing what they claim is one of their autonomous robots being run down by a Tesla in "self-driving mode".

The firm says the damage is likely irreparable.

Despite Mr Caldera's apologies, Promobot's development director, Oleg Kivokurtsev, is absolutely fuming about the whole thing.

"And that video appears to show a rope snaking away from the incident - the sort that could be used, say, to pull down a robot that hadn't been hit by a auto at all", the outlet added.

However, before you start getting too upset: it's feared the incident was some sort of PR stunt.

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The Tesla involved in the collision was operating autonomously, though a passenger was inside at the time.

And, it continued driving another 50 meters after the accident before finally stopping.

Tech The Lead is now at CES and we will be speaking to Promobot: we promise to find out if there's any hope of recovery for the adventurous robot, and more.

'There was nobody there, no men, no cars, ' said George Caldera, a Tesla passenger.

First, Tesla cars do not have a "self-driving mode", but rather a driver-assist system, which leaves the driver in control of the vehicle. And wow! A robot on the track! Now it can not participate in the event nor be recovered.

"I thought the flivver would come round, but it bumped straightly into the it! We will conduct an internal investigation and find out why the robot went to the roadway". I am so sorry, the robot looks cute.

The incident occurred in Las Vegas during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). "And my honest apologies to the engineers".

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