Incident 134: Robot in Chinese Shopping Mall Fell off the Escalator, Knocking down Passengers

Description: A shopping guide robot deployed by the Fuzhou Zhongfang Marlboro Mall was shown on video allegedly walking to the escalator by itself, falling down, and knocking over passengers, which prompted its suspension.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by Fuzhou Zhongfang Marlboro Mall, which harmed Fuzhou Zhongfang Marlboro Mall goers.

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Sean McGregor, Khoa Lam

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