WATCH Self-Driving Tesla Hit Russian-Made Robot in US

Joanna Estrada
January 9, 2019

Although all the robots were moving in a line, one of them missed its way and drove to the roadway of the Congress Hall's parking lot.

In what many are speculating was an over-the-top PR stunt, Promobot revealed one of its model v4 robots was "killed" by a Tesla Model S on a Las Vegas street ahead of CES.

The accident happened when the robots were being transported to the Congress Hall where they would be used in the company's booth in CES 2019.

The tragedy occurred at 3000 Paradise Road in Sin City, in the middle of the night, when a white Tesla Model S driving at slow speed apparently clipped the Promobot and sent it tumbling to the ground.

We should note that Tesla's gone to great lengths to state their autopilot isn't truly "self driving" - but this is how autonomous vehicles are commonly described.

Now, with parts of its body, head, arm mechanisms, and movement platform destroyed, it can not be put on display. Interestingly, the autonomous auto analyzed the impact too late and stopped some fifty meters from the accident spot. Unfortunately, there is no way the robot will be restored at the moment, so we will not get to see it take part in the exhibition.

Oleg Kivokurtsev, Promobot's Development Director said, "Of course we are vexed". Now it can not participate in the event nor be recovered.

Caldera said, "There was nobody there, no men, no cars.'I switched this Tesla into a self-driving mode and it started to move". A robot on the track!

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

Putin met Promobot in 2017, when the robot shook his hand and made the following introduction: "Vladimir Vladimirovich, I am Promobot, an autonomous service robot for business".

'We will conduct an internal investigation and find out why the robot went to the roadway'. "And my honest apologies to the engineers".

Tech The Lead is now at CES and we will be speaking to Promobot: we promise to find out if there's any hope of recovery for the adventurous robot, and more.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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