Even robots are getting coronavirus!

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661-Pete
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Even robots are getting coronavirus!

Postby 661-Pete » 1 Apr 2020, 8:58am

There's apparently a report in the Robotics Journal, that some of the robots working in the assembly line at the Nissan car plant in Sunderland, have been functioning less efficiently: placing components innacurately, shuddering and shaking, emitting wheezing noises, and at times going completely idle for long periods of time. Engineers are frantically trying to ascertain whether this is due to a strain of the virus that attacks semiconductors and silicon chips.

More to follow, just before 12 noon....
Suppose that this room is a lift. The support breaks and down we go with ever-increasing velocity.
Let us pass the time by performing physical experiments...
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Re: Even robots are getting coronavirus!

Postby PDQ Mobile » 1 Apr 2020, 11:48am

It might even have worked... If production was still taking place.
Still every smile is a worthwhile smile at the moment.
Keep 'em coming.

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Re: Even robots are getting coronavirus!

Postby peetee » 1 Apr 2020, 11:57am

It won’t be long before coughs and sneezles spread to diseisels.
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