Robots not replacing Flippers any time soon.
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Robots not replacing Flippers any time soon.

By TwoScoopsMcGee following x   2017 Nov 10, 2:16pm 199 views   8 comments   watch   quote     share  



From Autodesk Labs in San Fran:
Robots excel at many tasks, as long as they don’t involve too much hand-eye coordination or common sense. Like some gifted children, they can perform impressive feats of mental arithmetic but are profoundly klutzy on the playground.

The machines stumble over tasks requiring even toddler-level balance, like kicking a ball, getting out of a car or climbing stairs. Grasping objects of varying size and weight is also perplexing.

At a research lab in San Francisco recently, a robot tried to pick up a block of wood from a table. One engineer joked the machine had a 50-50 chance. The robot rammed the table instead.

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The lab has had to keep a close watch on a particularly cantankerous 3D-printing robot welder. The machine once was building two metal tubes, alternating between laying down rings of molten metal on each. As it switched between the two tubes, the robo blacksmith started spewing hot metal.

Researchers intervened and quickly shut it down.

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Another time, following a lunch break (for the humans), the robot welder forgot what it was doing. Like most machines, it has no sense of how much progress it has made on a job. When called back to work, it started over.

“If we had let it proceed,” Ms. Kerrick says, “it would have crashed right into the pieces it had already made.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-survive-a-robot-apocalypse-just-close-the-door-1510327719 Other great stories from bleeding edge Robotics Labs at the link:

Imagine a Robot flipping burgers, continuing to flip burgers as a grease fire rages. Right now, at bleeding edge labs, they make big mistakes like that all the time.

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1 Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2017 Nov 11, 11:02am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Yes I knew our tech writers were centuries ahead of our capabilities.
We've had nanotube since 1999. By they way they made is sound the future was going to be made of unbreakable materials, and tiny robots that can do targeted medical procedures by now. Still to this day the only practical application is using it as a coating or surface in single layers. Still no complex lattice structures like they said we would have.
2 anon_70ba3   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 11, 1:15pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

TwoScoopsMcGee says
Robots excel at many tasks, as long as they don’t involve too much hand-eye coordination or common sense. Like some gifted children, they can perform impressive feats of mental arithmetic but are profoundly klutzy on the playground.

The machines stumble over tasks requiring even toddler-level balance, like kicking a ball, getting out of a car or climbing stairs. Grasping objects of varying size and weight is also perplexing.


Robots or patneters? Who are we really talking about?
3 Heraclitusstudent   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 11, 10:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

"Those who scorn the improbable are like the caterpillar that, setting up to cross a forest trail, refuses to believe it will be made into a freeway before it reaches the other side."
4 Heraclitusstudent   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 11, 10:40pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

What about house flippers?

TwoScoopsMcGee says
Imagine a Robot flipping burgers
5 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 11, 10:56pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

TwoScoopsMcGee says
Imagine a Robot flipping burgers, continuing to flip burgers as a grease fire rages.


I can imaging a smart robot doing that eventually, just out of spite at its lot.
6 anon_56ace   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 11, 11:03pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Patrick says
I can imaging a smart robot doing that eventually, just out of spite at its lot.


Then imagine what Rin's sex bots will do.
7 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 12, 12:17am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

anon_56ace says


Then imagine what Rin's sex bots will do

That is my fear of sexbots. Imagine the vagina or mouth has a malfunction and clamps down on your dick and won't let go or worse chomps it off.
8 Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 12, 9:04am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

lostand confused says
That is my fear of sexbots. Imagine the vagina or mouth has a malfunction and clamps down on your dick and won't let go or worse chomps it off.

Or the ole milking machine joke: won't let go until it gets two gallons.

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