(New York Daily News) Was this the world's first robot suicide?
A cleaning gadget could have become the first device to kill itself after it "climbed" onto a kitchen hotplate and burned to death.
The iRobot Roomba 760 reportedly rebelled against its owners in Kirchdorf, Austria, after being given one chore too many.
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Local newspapers state that the switched-off cleaner had been left on the sideboard. But it somehow switched itself back on, crawled along the work surface and pushed a cooking pot out of the way.