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  • verbverb Posts: 2,947
    Whoa !!! Is it completely autonomous? Or some geek in the background with a RC transmitter ...
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,654
    Complete autonomy o_0
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,177
    Great concept for an exhibit....cool though.

    I just can't buy into the notion of robots replacing humans...someone needs to put back into the economy, or there will be no economy.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,731
    You know...

    I that were me... and some guy pushed my box away with a stick... and then he knocked it out of my grasp after I picked it up... and I was packin' hydraulics...

    I think I would have reacted rather differently than did our autonomous robot colleague.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,654
    Well one would surmise that the 3 laws are in effect (for now).
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,731
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Well one would surmise that the 3 laws are in effect (for now).

    Well, as I've heard pointed out -- Asimov's Laws were flawed sort of by definition -- else he wouldn't been able to get a book or was it three) out of 'em :)

    Yeah, we're hosed.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,654
    I was a fan of his Norby series when I was younger.
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,811
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  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 7,501
    I'd recommend picking up a magnetron/klystron, waveguide, and portable power pack off of Ebay. DIY instructions available on the Interwebs.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,731
    I like the robot's arm action at the end of the transaction in the video above :/
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,947
    What ??? I ordered chocolate vanilla swirl !!! Let me talk to your manager !!!
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  • obieoneobieone Posts: 5,056
    I'd recommend picking up a magnetron/klystron, waveguide, and portable power pack off of Ebay. DIY instructions available on the Interwebs.


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  • verbverb Posts: 2,947
    New GM Chevy Cruze EV autonomous
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,189
    No thanks, I want a steering wheel, gas and brake pedals.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    F1nut wrote: »
    No thanks, I want a steering wheel, gas and brake pedals.

    ...and a clutch. Well, maybe only like 5% of us do at this point.

    If a self driving car gets into a situation where a death or injury is inevitable between the person or people in the car and another car or pedestrian how does it choose who gets the short end of the stick? Self driving cars will not happen on a mass scale in our lifetime or for several more, if ever. I've read predictions that by 2040 self driving cars will make up 75% of all traffic but I just don't see it happening. Who knows though.
    gmcman wrote: »
    I just can't buy into the notion of robots replacing humans...someone needs to put back into the economy, or there will be no economy.

    Agreed. Is there a viable solution? I don't know, maybe that's why fully automated tellers aren't 100% behind the counter already because it would probably be cheaper from a business prospective a while ago. It's not like we're waiting for the tech to get cheaper.
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    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,100
    I'd recommend picking up a magnetron/klystron, waveguide, and portable power pack off of Ebay. DIY instructions available on the Interwebs.

    Why does the robot have a smiley face? Why does it need a face at all?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,554
    Nightfall wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    No thanks, I want a steering wheel, gas and brake pedals.

    ...and a clutch. Well, maybe only like 5% of us do at this point.

    If a self driving car gets into a situation where a death or injury is inevitable between the person or people in the car and another car or pedestrian how does it choose who gets the short end of the stick? Self driving cars will not happen on a mass scale in our lifetime or for several more, if ever. I've read predictions that by 2040 self driving cars will make up 75% of all traffic but I just don't see it happening. Who knows though.
    gmcman wrote: »
    I just can't buy into the notion of robots replacing humans...someone needs to put back into the economy, or there will be no economy.

    Agreed. Is there a viable solution? I don't know, maybe that's why fully automated tellers aren't 100% behind the counter already because it would probably be cheaper from a business prospective a while ago. It's not like we're waiting for the tech to get cheaper.

    I think auto makers will stop the driver-less idea once they get sued a few times over deaths. Before, the driver has the liability, you remove the driver and now the liability rests with the auto maker.....unless they lobby for government to remove that liability. Which then makes it stupid to get in one.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,554
    I'd recommend picking up a magnetron/klystron, waveguide, and portable power pack off of Ebay. DIY instructions available on the Interwebs.

    Why does the robot have a smiley face? Why does it need a face at all?

    Good question, I'm pretty sure....like maybe 110% sure, that the same human labels/complaints will follow the robot world.

    Race
    Gender, of which we have many now
    Religious affiliation


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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,061
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    Why does the robot have a smiley face? Why does it need a face at all?
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    Because they know they are taking over!!!!!! :D
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,731
    Here's a thought (just brainstormin' here -- there are no wrong answers!)...

    Let's give robots faces like...

    Prof. Irwin Corey:

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    Bette Davis as Baby Jane:

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    That would be interesting.

    :)

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  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,983
    D A M N! I never realized Betty was the Prof in drag. Thanks!

    These robots, currently under development, would fit into modern society quite nicely.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,731
    An excellent suggestion.

    Wait -- excellent -- was these guys, wasn't it?

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    oh, here's another option -- ain't brainstorming great? ;)

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    I think that giving anthropomorphic robots visages like these will buy down anxiety about the Singularity immensely, don't you?

    :|
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  • DerfDerf Posts: 178
    Former GM exec Bob Lutz says the feds will regulate away the cars we drive and allow only driverless transportation. Hope I’m long gone if/when that happens.

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  • verbverb Posts: 2,947
    I'm reminded of the classic Rush song Red Barchetta ... As always Rush is forward looking.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,554
    Derf wrote: »
    Former GM exec Bob Lutz says the feds will regulate away the cars we drive and allow only driverless transportation. Hope I’m long gone if/when that happens.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/11/07/former-gm-vice-chairman-bob-lutz-self-driving-cars-will-take-over.html

    I call B.S., Lutz is just trying to drive up interest in the product. They said the same for electric vehicles many moons ago. Similar to robots taking over humanity, scare tactics is what it amounts to. Better get ahead of the curve, sell your gas cars now while you can....and all that jazz. Yeah....riiiight.
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  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 7,501
    Professor Irwin Corey. I remember watching him on the Tonight Show in the early 60's. What a hoot !
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,731
    Did you ever see the movie Car Wash?
    If not -- you should :)
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,947
    Another irony with Mr Lutz. He has/had a company that takes the now defunct Fiskar Automotive electric cars and re-fits then with a GM High Performance V8's !!!
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,189
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Did you ever see the movie Car Wash?
    If not -- you should :)

    Classic!
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