Started by area51drone, October 29, 2014, 12:37:01 AM
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Quote from: Wintermute on October 29, 2014, 10:09:08 AMThe company I work for currently does a fair amount of engineering for AS/RS applications (google it, it's pretty much what Lowes is hocking).Just to be clear, the Tv media latched on to this idea that robots are going to change work / incomes / personal economies. I am here to say that although that may be true for **some** repetitive manual labor jobs, especially in very large warehouses, we are very far from that type of soft-AI automation in the majority of the workforce. Don't believe the media hype.
Quote from: Juan on October 30, 2014, 07:27:27 AMThe media believes that because it is happening in media. Lots of jobs have lost to electronic devices -robotic studio cameras, for instance.
Quote from: ComeBackArt on October 30, 2014, 08:49:48 AMLike in the new "studio in Hawaii"? :
Quote from: wr250 on October 30, 2014, 09:01:14 AMis it manned by a robotic george noory?
Quote from: ComeBackArt on October 30, 2014, 09:06:16 AMWould you be able to tell a difference?
Quote from: area51drone on October 29, 2014, 10:10:55 AMOh I know, it's not like they're going to replace humans any time soon, but I don't see why you can't pick a product on a touch screen and have the robot take you to where that is in the store.
Quote from: albrecht on October 30, 2014, 08:06:32 PMIt is does in the business on the upstream part of many businesses (electronics, medicine, chemical, etc) the only reason I can see not to do similar for the consumer end is more specific demand and harder to schedule/plan the picking of said item? But most importantly losing revenue from sales not associated with the initial reason to visit. (You go to HD to buy some machine screws. Very easy for an automatic system to find that SKU, put in bag, and deliver to you.) But they would miss out on you walking in, maybe getting lost, seeing that new DeWalt drill on special with free extra battery while walking to the screw isle. Then walking back out and seeing that new BBQ grill you need, cause your hungry and thinking about a nice steak and how crappy your old rusty grill is. Etc.
Quote from: Wintermute on October 29, 2014, 10:09:08 AMThe company I work for currently does a fair amount of engineering for AS/RS applications (google it, it's pretty much what Lowes is hocking).
Quote from: area51drone on November 11, 2014, 10:37:15 AMhttp://www.cbsnews.com/news/militarys-darpa-lab-creates-wearable-robot-to-help-soldiers-run-faster/Why is it that the government gives unlimited funds to the military to dole out to technology companies, and if anything, peanuts in comparison to companies that would make technology (robots/ai/etc) to do good things for humanity?