The Korean is crushed to death by the robot

A man has been crushed to death by a robot in South Korea after he failed to tell the difference between it and the boxes of food he was working with.

The incident happened when the man, an employee of a robot company, was inspecting the robot.

Mistaking the man for a box of vegetables, the robot grabbed him and pushed his body towards the robotic mechanism crushing his face and chest, Korean media Yonhap reported.

He was taken to hospital but later died.

The robot was responsible for picking up the pepper boxes and transferring them.