Last year, (1999) at least 5 people were killed by robots.

Seriously. One of them was a guy named Kenji Urada. He worked at a Kawasaki factory. The robot was malfunctioning, and Kenji bypassed a protective rope and accidently hit the On switch.
On a related note, scientists at Brandeis University announced this August that they made self-replicating robots. They were little crablike plastic things.

Scary, eh?

I saw this on The article was written by a Paul Somerson.