每日英語跟讀 Ep.K484: About Russia - Chess robot grabs and breaks finger of seven-year-old opponent
A chess-playing robot fractured the finger of its 7-year-old opponent during a tournament in Moscow.
Video of the incident, which occurred at the Moscow Chess Open competition, went viral on social media.
It shows the machine reaching for and grabbing one of the boy’s chess pieces, and quickly discarding it from the board.
Before the robot’s arm retracted, the boy attempted to make another move, pushing one of his rooks into the same place as the recently removed piece.
The video then shows the robot’s mechanical claws descending back toward the board, this time grabbing the boy’s index finger instead of a chess piece.
The video shows the robot holding the finger in place for at least 15 seconds before two bystanders were able to pry open the claws and release the boy.
"We will discuss additional protection and safety measures with its operators," Moscow Chess Federation chief Sergey Lazarov said.
Russian journalist who protested on live television escapes house arrest 在電視現場直播中抗議的俄羅斯記者從軟禁中脫逃
Marina Ovsyannikova, a Russian journalist who staged a daring protest live on state-run television, has been declared a fugitive after going on the run, Russian media reported.
Ovsyannikova was placed under house arrest in August. She had been charged with disseminating false information about the Russian military. Her detention was supposed to last until Sunday.
Ovsyannikova’s ex-husband said that she had escaped house arrest with her daughter on Saturday, TASS reported. Her lawyer said he could not confirm those allegations.
The 44-year-old journalist shot to international fame in March when, as an editor at Russia’s state-controlled Channel One television station, she stood behind an anchor and held up a sign that read “No War” during a live broadcast.
這名44歲記者3月擔任俄國政府控制的「第一頻道」電視台編輯時，在一次現場播報期間，站在主播後方舉起一張牌子，上面寫著「不要戰爭」，因而在國際上聲名大噪。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1551198 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1551839