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.