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Amazon Has A Patent On A Dwarf Tossing Robot

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Amazon Has A Patent On A Dwarf Tossing Robot

SOURCE: Mercury News/U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Source: The Mercury News

Amazon just got a patent for a robot that throws things into boxes

In their examples, they show the robot throwing a dwarf

Little People of America organization is not happy

Is there anything Amazon doesn’t want to dominate? It appears that they now want to be the exclusive providers of robotic dwarf tossing. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.

Amazon was just granted a new patent for a robotic arm that throws things into boxes. And in a bunch of the example drawings they used, they showed the robot flinging a dwarf across a room into a box.

As you can imagine the Little People of America organization is not happy about it. Quote, “Any time that ‘tossing’ and ‘dwarf’ are put together, it’s a real concern for us. It really opens up the possibility of mocking and dehumanizing little people.”

Amazon says they’re taking it out of context. They say they just used a dwarf figurine as an example of a product that the robot arm could throw into a box.

 

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