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Old 17th Dec 2018, 20:06
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The pace of tech is heating up.

Food delivery robot bursts into flames.
I wanted my steak well done but...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46593190
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 20:15
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Too fast for this bloke.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/work...3129bbc1f59293

Still a fair way to go.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 20:22
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Catastrophic accident with robotic delivery vehicle - no humans killed or injured......
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 20:40
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"defective battery" my a55. Li-Po`s again no doubt. Had one semi-discharged spontaneously combust on my garage floor.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 21:29
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"defective battery" my a55. Li-Po`s again no doubt. Had one semi-discharged spontaneously combust on my garage floor.
If you're carrying large amounts of energy around in a small volume you have to know how to handle it so that it doesn't all go up at once.

We've got vastly more experience of handling hydrocarbons safely than we do of batteries whose technology changes every other week, but we still get petrol fires and gas explosions from time to time.
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