Elon Musk Is Mad About Reporting On Robots Injuring His Staff, And He Has A Level


Elon Musk is huge mad at a report that sort of form of implied that one in every of his favourite robots attacked one in every of his staff at Tesla’s Austin, Texas manufacturing unit two years in the past. The report by no means truly stated it was one in every of his shiny (fuckable?) Optimus associates, nevertheless it didn’t precisely spotlight that it was a terrifying robotic arm meant for choosing up scrap metallic.

Musk is pissed because of the “social media sharing picture” (slightly information girl communicate for you there) on the unique story from the Each day Mail, which broke the information of the assault. The picture features a cut up of Cowboy Elon and a small legion of his Optimus robots. Your entire submit, certainly, nonetheless consists of photographs of Optimus robots whereas by no means as soon as mentioning them within the story.

Deceptive? Yep. It’s why we right here at Jalopnik stayed away from the story, because the Mail isn’t identified for being probably the most dependable supply. Whereas it might look like Musk is lacking the forest of assault robots for the innocent robots timber, the occasion itself sounds terrifying, however all too frequent on America’s manufacturing unit flooring:

A Tesla engineer was attacked by a robotic throughout a brutal and bloody malfunction on the firm’s Giga Texas manufacturing unit close to Austin.

Two witnesses watched in horror as their fellow worker was attacked by the machine designed to seize and transfer freshly solid aluminum automobile components.

The robotic had pinned the person, who was then programming software program for 2 disabled Tesla robots close by, earlier than sinking its metallic claws into the employee’s again and arm, leaving a ‘path of blood’ alongside the manufacturing unit floor.


The 2 eyewitnesses to the occasion — which occurred within the part of the Texas manufacturing unit ground the place automobile chassis are first assembled — advised reporters for The Info a extra harrowing story, nevertheless.

Because the bleeding Tesla engineer tried to wrestle free from the meeting robotic’s grasp, one other employee hit an emergency ‘cease’ button to finish the assault.

As soon as free, the engineer fell ‘a few ft down a chute designed to gather scrap aluminum, leaving a path of blood behind him,’ based on The Info, a subscription-based tech information web site.

OSHA has discovered that Tesla has a behavior underreporting accidents, so it’s not out of the realm of chance in any respect that Tesla is now, however the Mail report goes on to say Tesla has a a lot larger charge of damage than different auto vegetation (one thing we’ve lined as properly.) If Tesla is dishonest the system, why wouldn’t it go all the best way? The Mail additionally speaks to a lawyer representing injured contractors and staff, who says damage figures are a lot larger than what’s being reported and reported to OHSA in regards to the violations, however her statements are nonetheless mild on info and precise findings. All of this, plus the a number of photographs of Optimus robots that fill the physique of the story, makes me assume the Each day Mail has accomplished what it all the time does—create a technically right, however sloppy and deceptive story, for the clicks.

This complete factor put me within the uncomfortable and unfamiliar place of frivolously defending Elon Musk. Ugh. His approach of doing enterprise is nonetheless dangerous and, most of all, harmful for employees, however there’s loads to dislike about Musk with out bringing his (to date) harmless intercourse robots into it.


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