Smart robots can now work right next to Auto Workers. They've been Welding Auto Bodies for many years with Robots.
posted on 09/17/2013 9:17:33 AM PDT
(Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
I do machine motion programming and support. The outer boundry of any automated machine programmed to move must extend three feet beyond it's area of potential movement along with any tooling or product it's holding. That means a lockout-tagout cage which cannot be opened when the machine is energized with electricity, air, hydraulics, and gravity hazards.
Nobody works along side an automated robot which would crush you like a bug or cut you in half at a pinch point. I think OSHA has something to say about that.
posted on 09/17/2013 9:21:28 AM PDT
(There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
I can’t believe M.I.T. is even mentioning the argument that “technology destroys jobs.” Asinine.
If that’s the case, let’s all go back to plowing the fields with wooden hoes and oxen. Come to think of it - that’s what much of the left wants.
posted on 09/17/2013 9:22:32 AM PDT
To: markomalley; Bender2; Revolting cat!
UAW will want the robots to unionize and take more breaks.
Computers were supposed to save us work, instead it created a whole new industry of things that were not possible before. And more work for humans too.
I have no problem with machines taking over dangerous and unpleasant tasks.
For example, robots could revolutionize the mining industry: No humans underground. No more loss of lives. Robots and telepresence instead.
posted on 09/17/2013 9:32:46 AM PDT
(Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
These will be replacing the newly created $15/hr fast food workers....
posted on 09/17/2013 10:01:49 AM PDT
(Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
Well, robots do destroy repetitive jobs that employ the ignorant and unlearned, but they also create jobs for the willing and educable.
Problem is the schools are turning out too many of the former and not enough of the latter. American schools are a wasteland.
posted on 09/17/2013 10:24:30 AM PDT
(If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
Since robots are extremely efficient in their tasks, don’t take days off and don’t come to work with hangovers, it only makes sense that eventually their work performance vis-a-vis their human counterparts will be taken into account.
We will see robot foremen on assembly lines admonishing their crews.
Workstation 1. “Bob, you are falling behind. work harder.” “Thanks, Hal, I’m trying.”
Workstation 2. “Dave, you missed one screw in the thingamajig assembly. That’s 3 this week. One more and you will be up for review.”
“Hal, don’t report me. I’ve got a family to feed.”
“Dave, it’s really out of my claws.”
posted on 09/17/2013 10:25:18 AM PDT
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