How many EMTs does it take to get a woman out of a vacuum? (via Khunghyang Shinmun)
Even Stephen Hawking has been warning us about the dangers of artificial intelligence, but he probably didn't mean the situation this South Korean woman found herself in, when she was woken from a nap by a homicidal cleaning bot trying to suck her hair up in its chomping maw. Um, hit the snooze, please!
The lady, who was alone, had to call the fire department to rescue her. Officials from iRobot, the makers of Roomba, were quick to tell The Daily Dot that this is definitely not one of THEIR bloodthirsty units:
The robotic vacuum cleaner that got tangled in the hair of a woman from Changwon, South Korea is not an iRobot product. The safety of our customers is paramount for iRobot, and all of the company's products undergo strict development processes and testing before going to market. This includes safety mechanisms in Roomba that deactivate its cleaning system when it is not placed on the ground.
Ohhhhh, good, good, good. They've realized that all our household appliances will eventually try to kill us and have programmed deactivation systems. I feel so safe!