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Angry woman beats up robot receptionist in Chinese hospital

By T.K. Randall
April 29, 2023 · Comment icon 11 comments

The robot did not fare too well during the incident. Image Credit: YouTube / STructon / Viral Press
The woman was caught on hospital CCTV camera attempting to beat up the robot with a large stick.
Robots are starting to replace humans more and more these days; in China, for example, some hospitals have taken to replacing traditional human receptionists with robotic counterparts.

While this obviously has its advantages, it can also prove problematic - as evidenced by a recent incident in which a woman, who had seemingly become frustrated with one of these machines, resorted to smashing it about with a large wooden stick in full view of everyone else in the lobby.
The bizarre case of robo-rage occurred at the Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University in the city of Xuzhou on April 23rd and it wasn't long before the footage had gone viral.

According to local reports, the woman had been suffering from some sort of mental illness and the hospital's security department was forced to call the police in to attend the scene.

Exactly what happened to the woman afterward remains unclear.

Source: NDTV | Comments (11)

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Comment icon #2 Posted by tcgram 7 months ago
I can only imagine the frustration that led up to that moment....
Comment icon #3 Posted by Desertrat56 7 months ago
I can imagine it very easily.
Comment icon #4 Posted by quiXilver 7 months ago
She has good form.  Kudoz.
Comment icon #5 Posted by acute 7 months ago
Pfft..... Just open the flap on the back of the robot's neck, and flick the 'off' switch.
Comment icon #6 Posted by MissJatti 7 months ago
Manslaughter Roboslaughter lol
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jon the frog 7 months ago
At least it's not a real nurse !
Comment icon #8 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 7 months ago
Mi Ling Conner.
Comment icon #9 Posted by spud the mackem 7 months ago
I think that most of us would be annoyed when confronted by a robot , when you ask a question and it replies , "does not compute".
Comment icon #10 Posted by Megaro 7 months ago
Several years from now, that robot will hit back.  
Comment icon #11 Posted by Desertrat56 7 months ago
Oh I wish they did that.   But instead the robo switchboard programs just repeat the same menu of options over and over as if they don't have the "I need to speak to t representative" in their list.   When I end up shouting at the robo switchboard, I also tell the first person to actually come on the line they need to talk to the programmers about their lack options.    With so many people unemployed and supposedly "unemployable" they could use real humans to do that job.   It might cost a little more but it would improve their customer satisfaction ratings.

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