Having a robot as an opponent in a chess match is not a good idea.
A seven-year-old boy suffered slight injuries after a robot designed to play chess reportedly grabbed and broke his finger during a match in Moscow last week.
A video of the incident shows the robot taking its turn, then taking and turning its opponent’s finger as the boy tried to move one of his pieces during a tournament last week. Adults can be seen rushing toward the chess board to free the child, though not before the damage is done.
Moscow Chess Federation president Sergei Lazarev expressed sadness over the incident.
Lazarev revealed the robot was a rental that had participated in previous matches without incident.
According to reports, the victim figuratively picked up the pieces the following day by completing the tournament while wearing a cast.