Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Caught on camera: Autonomous robot destroyed by self-driving Tesla

Caught on camera: Autonomous robot destroyed by self-driving Tesla

For those unaware, Promobot, the company's new model v4 robots, is a part of a collection of autonomous robots designed for business purposes, which can be rented for $2,000 a day. "Your vehicle was under a full self-driving mode", says the company in a short statement released on Twitter.

An apparent hit-and-run in Las Vegas caught on video seems to show what could be a first-of-its-kind traffic fatality: an autonomous robot struck and allegedly "killed" by a self-driving Tesla. They say several hundred such machines are already deployed in 26 countries around the world, acting as administrators, promoters, hostesses, museum guides, consultants, concierges and so on. One eagle-eyed viewer alleges that you can see the pull rope on the robot as it goes down in the black and white video, which, now that we mention it, was recorded by a camera installed in the street? During the transport, one of the robots (a rogue, perhaps?) stepped out of line and into the road. Interestingly, the autonomous auto analyzed the impact too late and stopped some fifty meters from the accident spot.

When questioned, Caldera said, "There was nobody there, no men, no cars". I switched this Tesla into a self-driving mode and it started to move.

Oleg Kivokurtsev, Promobot's Development Director said, "Of course we are vexed". Now it can not participate in the event nor be recovered. And wow! A robot on the track! "We will conduct an internal investigation and find out why the robot went to the roadway".


The robot suffered serious damage and its head was decapitated by Tesla Model S in the collision - emanating Transformers like vibes.

'I thought the flivver would come round, but it bumped straightly into the it!

We have to say, the hit looks more like a gentle knock and from the video, the robot itself doesn't appear to be too damaged.

The incident is now being investigated by the Nevada Police Department. "And my honest apologies to the engineers".

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