Incident 126: Three Robots Collided, Sparking Fire in a Grocer's Warehouse in UK

Description: A collision involving three robots at an Ocado's warehouse in Erith, UK, resulting in a fire but no reports of injuries.


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Alleged: Ocado developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Ocado.

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Sean McGregor, Khoa Lam


A "variant" is an incident that shares the same causative factors, produces similar harms, and involves the same intelligent systems as a known AI incident. Rather than index variants as entirely separate incidents, we list variations of incidents under the first similar incident submitted to the database. Unlike other submission types to the incident database, variants are not required to have reporting in evidence external to the Incident Database. Learn more from the research paper.

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