'Little Chubby' Robot Goes Rogue In China, Injures One

November 22, 2016


At a recent tradeshow in China, a Xiao Pang ("Little Chubby") robot went rogue and ran into a glass exhibit stand, injuring a bystander with shards of glass. Great, so now they know glass can hurt us.

In a statement posted on its site, the manufacturer apologized for the incident, and explained that a staff member was trying to move the robot aside when he accidentally pressed the key to move back, not forward.

The robot rolled away from his grasp and he could not stop it in time, the company said.

Xiao Pang has sensors to stop it from bumping into obstacles for regular use, but that function is disabled when its control panel is open.

So basically it was user error. Or at least that's what the company would like you to believe. But I did a little digging around and found out this robot's parent company is none other than TENYKS. And TENYKS spelled backwards? "Skynet!" Wait -- not Skittles? I thought it was Skittles. Shit this is even worse than I thought.

Keep going for two more shots.



Thanks to Mark V, The Carlos and Draco B, all of whom are super well endowed and don't know the first thing about little chubbies.

  • Jenness

    I'm curious if (judging by the two odd faces pictures) it made the wide eyed psycho face or the depressed face before, during or after it attempted to kill someone - because that, to me, would be quite telling...

  • Guesticle

    it begins. just as hawking predicted

  • TheQiwiMan

    Hey guys, "little chubby" sounds like a euphemism for a penis. Literally no one has thought of that before.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I bet it's not a direct translation.

  • Bling Nye

    Well now, that changes being called 'a little chubby' a bit...

    Extra motivation to hit the gym?

  • I prefer a big chubby.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Hesitated clicking that link on my work computer...

  • Don't you trust me?!

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    life lesson: if you manually control your little chubby around children, you're gonna hear sirens...

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