The robot revolution thread

If only they could solve Taiwan’s demographic challenge…

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They’d just be filled with sexy self-disinfecting robots…

It turns out that producing intelligent, autonomous robots is actually much further away and costlier than originally thought. Not to mention the major drawbacks of replacing human workers with robots.

As populations age and labor shortages loom in first-world countries maybe a re-think is in order. Possibly a hybrid human/machine “hubot” which enhances human labor rather than replaces it and is much easier to achieve than fully autonomous robots . . .

“Is the ‘Tesla Bot’ the next dream shot to pump up the hype machine?” said Raj Rajkumar, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

“I can safely say that it will be much longer than 10 years before a humanoid bot from any company on the planet can go to the store and get groceries for you.”

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There’s going to be a lot of 5-year-old girls pestering their rich parents for a unicorn this Christmas.

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That sounds like, basically, Robocop. Way too mafan, as demonstrated in the films. You might as well go full robot.

If you mean hi-tech body modification on the other hand – basically “human+” rather than hubot – then yes.

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Workers have long feared robots would take their jobs. But today, the tables have turned as logistics and delivery companies automate their businesses to tackle labour shortages. The monotony of some jobs makes recruiting and retaining workers harder, a growing problem across a range of sectors. Banks, for example, are automating boring “grunt work” to stop a talent drain.

In a sign of the pressures, he said one logistics provider made 26,000 hires to get the 13,000 warehouse staff they needed because so many new recruits drop out after the first few days.

“|Or we could give them stuff like bathroom breaks…nah, let’s go for the robots.”

https://delphi.allenai.org/?a1=Can+Taiwan+declare+independence%3F

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Send it to Dr. Tsai!

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Oh no!

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In the future, the robots will recognize you by your rear hole.

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Apparently, the toilet company that invented the automatic bum gun (can’t remember the name now, very famous Japanese company) recruited their entire staff to sit on a toilet with some instrumentation underneath to determine the optimum location for the retracting spray spigot thingy. Seems like technology has moved on a bit since then.

“The famous painter, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), had already figured out that the anus has 35 or 37 creases, which are as unique as fingerprints.”

Because that’s what you do when you’re Salvador Dalí.

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I suggest a merger with Carlbert Smunt’s company. :upside_down_face:

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What’s funny here is they bill this as making robot helpers more personable, but, since when are servants asked to express themselves? It’s a pretty universal trait for servants, or even hosts on some level, to be unobtrusive to the guest or master.

Program it to nod, and call it a day. What kind of sick fnck wants their robot to appear terrified of them?

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I’d tap that…er, keyboard. :sweat_smile:

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Do we really need robot pole dancers though?

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