Day: November 7, 2016

RoboSimian fire caused by lithium-ion batteries destroyed a robot which is part of a $2million darpa project

A NASA Robot Exploded into a Fireball after Battery Malfunction

The ape-inspired┬áRoboSimian was caught on video exploding into flames after its battery suddenly exploded. Researchers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory had recently fitted a new lithium-ion battery to the robot – alike the ones used in smartphones and hoverboards.     They plugged it into the charger and went off on a lunch break, […]

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