We hear a lot about media bias. This simple story about a robot named Fabo is a good example of how such bias can be subtle. But subtle is often very effective. In this case it’s the language used in the headline “Robot Goes Rogue” and in the body of the article, “The aggressor was Fabo”.
But someone (like me) who actually takes the time to read the article (because I love robots) will find just what we expected to find, “A human error was responsible for the mishap: The person operating Fabo hit the “forward” button instead of “reverse…”
Organizers say human error, not Fabo the robot, to blame.