First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
Post Reply Robot workers Replacing Humans
10183 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / F / The state of Wash...
Offline
Posted 1/5/16
Big Business and high tech are working to create robots to do work humans do now. The purpose is cheap labor = free labor. So if robots will be doing all the work, what will humans be doing? how will we earn incomes. this will cause more unemployment, more people on government assistance.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonder/meet-the-most-lifelike-robot-who-will-steal-your-job/vi-BBo59T4

Werina 
206541 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 1/5/16 , edited 1/5/16
Thats hot
Posted 1/5/16 , edited 1/5/16
An interesting read, although it may be some time before we should be worried the machines might fully replace us.


However progress toward that has been going forward since the 1950s with assembly lines replacing human workers that don't need paid. Here is an excerpt from a site on the evolution of the assembly line:


Mass Production and the Robotic Age

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, engineers around the world experimented with robotics as a means of industrial development. General Motors installed its own robotic arm to assist in the assembly line in 1961. In 1969, Stanford engineer Victor Scheinman created the Stanford Arm, a 6-axis robot that could move and assemble parts in a continuous repeated pattern. This invention expanded robot use in ways that continue to be applied in modern assembly. At Philips Electronics factory in the Netherlands, production is completed by a number of robot arms assigned to specific tasks.

1379353234735

2008 – Ford Fiesta Assembly Line at Cologne-Niehl – photo by Ford
Today robotics are reaching a completely new level of sophistication. Companies like Rethink Robotics are striving to develop adaptive manufacturing robots that can work next to humans; these robots would help to improve efficiency and increase productivity. Rethink Robotics especially is working on making their robots low-cost and user-friendly. Rethink Robotics’ Baxter robot, originally launched in 2012, is being upgraded all the time.

Unbounded Robotics recently launched a robot called UBR-1, with manipulation, intelligence, and mobility for under $50k. It is being offered to universities as a research platform, similar to Baxter, but mobile. The one-armed robot can do human-scale tasks and offers advanced software and state-of-the-art hardware. Unbounded Robotics has been taking orders for UBR-1 and plans to start shipping this summer.

Lest anyone think that robotics are not cost-effective and that they will replace humans in the workplace, it should be said that in fact, robots like Baxter operate at about $3 per hour and that three to five million new jobs will be created this decade due to the creation of Baxter and other co-robots. And not only that, but U.S. efficiency and productivity are three times that of China.

It’s obvious that robotics already have and will certainly continue to have a place in the world of manufacturing in the future, if not in other areas of life. With the increase in technology that we see every year, there are great things to be seen in the field of robotics in the near future.



source: http://robohub.org/the-evolution-of-assembly-lines-a-brief-history/

6951 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / M
Offline
Posted 1/5/16
Fixing the robots and the mistakes the robots makes.
Posted 1/5/16
Nah.prefer humans
2047 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / USA
Offline
Posted 1/5/16
USA USA USA USA
5019 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M
Offline
Posted 1/5/16 , edited 1/5/16


This is what asking for $15 an hour has done, lol.
16759 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Hoosierville
Offline
Posted 1/5/16

D4nc3Style wrote:



This is what asking for $15 an hour has done, lol.


Guess what is better than $15/hour? Can't firgure it out? Unemployment!
18914 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
46 / F / Reston, VA, USA
Offline
Posted 1/5/16
As technology advances, it creates new jobs that replace the old ones. I wrote a paper on this for my Master's degree. If you enjoy reading - go back and read the book "Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut, it was written in 1952 and has a future where everything is mechanized using paper rolls like a player piano. If you prefer film, check out the movie "Desk Set" with Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn from 1957. In this film an early IBM computer is being installed in the reference department of a newspaper and everyone is convinced they will lose their jobs to the machine.
Posted 1/5/16
Wouldn't jobs open up for like.. Robot repairs or something?
30236 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
It doesn't matter.
Offline
Posted 1/5/16

Urboistar wrote:

Wouldn't jobs open up for like.. Robot repairs or something?


Only for people with higher than minimal education.
everyone else has to do busy work like retail for non essential items and fashion.
20656 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
39 / M / California
Offline
Posted 1/5/16

Sir_jamesalot wrote:


Urboistar wrote:

Wouldn't jobs open up for like.. Robot repairs or something?


Only for people with higher than minimal education.
everyone else has to do busy work like retail for non essential items and fashion.


Guessing robots will also repair the broken robots, once technology reaches a certain point there is no reason for humans to do anything anymore.
8738 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / Disboard
Offline
Posted 1/5/16

brookline wrote:

Big Business and high tech are working to create robots to do work humans do now. The purpose is cheap labor = free labor. So if robots will be doing all the work, what will humans be doing? how will we earn incomes. this will cause more unemployment, more people on government assistance.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonder/meet-the-most-lifelike-robot-who-will-steal-your-job/vi-BBo59T4



If robots are doing all the work then that means humans wont need to work which means everything will be made and done by robots so everything will be free and we can go about our days doing things that matter.
18914 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
46 / F / Reston, VA, USA
Offline
Posted 1/5/16

melodyXXnur wrote:

Nah.prefer humans


This is why the fully automated businesses ultimately ended up closing. In case no one here ever heard of them here's an article: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/revisiting-the-era-of-automatic-dining/?_r=0
7420 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 1/5/16 , edited 1/5/16

hemicuda2 wrote:


brookline wrote:

Big Business and high tech are working to create robots to do work humans do now. The purpose is cheap labor = free labor. So if robots will be doing all the work, what will humans be doing? how will we earn incomes. this will cause more unemployment, more people on government assistance.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonder/meet-the-most-lifelike-robot-who-will-steal-your-job/vi-BBo59T4



If robots are doing all the work then that means humans wont need to work which means everything will be made and done by robots so everything will be free and we can go about our days doing things that matter.


Except the people who own the robots will expect compensation.
With robots able to handle all but a small number of tasks, those in charge will have no need or desire for the other 99%




Razor_Girl wrote:


melodyXXnur wrote:

Nah.prefer humans


This is why the fully automated businesses ultimately ended up closing. In case no one here ever heard of them here's an article: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/revisiting-the-era-of-automatic-dining/?_r=0

In some industries yes, in others .......http://phys.org/news/2015-09-robot-revolution-china-factory-floors.html

First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.