paging Susan Calvin

it seems that reality has caught up to science fiction – a robot has killed a man:

Francis Tovey was distraught over having to move out of his home into foster care and built the robot from plans found on the Internet.

A jigsaw power tool actuated a .22 caliber pistol with four cartridges. Tovey was hit with four rounds after activating the machine in his driveway, according to witnesses who ran to the house after the shooting.

It’s a sad story, but part of me has to respect the ingenuity and determination of Mr. Tovey.