In a disturbing incident, a woman attacked a robot receptionist at a hospital in Xuzhou, China. The woman, who has not been identified, reportedly became frustrated with the robot's inability to answer her questions. She then picked up a wooden stick and began to smash the robot.
The incident occurred at the Xuzhou Medical University's Affiliated Hospital on July 15, 2023. The robot, which was located in the hospital's lobby, was designed to provide information and answer questions from patients and visitors.
According to witnesses, the woman approached the robot and asked it how to get to the emergency room. The robot was unable to provide a satisfactory answer, and the woman became increasingly frustrated. She then picked up the wooden stick and began to hit the robot.
The attack caused significant damage to the robot, and it was eventually taken out of service. The woman was arrested by the police, and she is currently being held in custody.
The incident has raised concerns about the use of robots in hospitals. Some people believe that robots are not capable of providing the same level of service as humans and that they can be a source of frustration for patients and visitors. Others argue that robots can be a valuable tool in hospitals and that they can help to improve efficiency and patient care.