AMAZON'S latest move? They want to be the exclusive providers of ROBOTIC DWARF TOSSING. Yeah, bet you didn't see that one coming.
Amazon was just granted a new patent on Tuesday for a robotic arm that throws things into boxes. And in a bunch of the example drawings they used, they showed the robot flinging a DWARF across a room into a box.
But the Little People of America organization is NOT happy about it. Quote, "Any time that 'tossing' and 'dwarf' are put together, it's a real concern for us. It really opens up the possibility of mocking and dehumanizing little people."Amazon says they're taking it out of context.
They say they just used a dwarf FIGURINE as an example of a product that the robot arm could throw into a box.And they pointed out that their patent also mentions the robot throwing a rubber ducky and a mug. But those are mentioned three times total. The dwarf is mentioned 17 times.