How could this very question not be on the tip of everyone tongue? Well, if you are a Robotic Engineer working in Japan, it is! Robotic Engineers in Japan are working on service robots equipped with 3D object recognition in their task completion. Every year they showcase their work, and milestones in research. To the every day viewer, they are slow moving, clumsy, and not much of a triumph, but the reality is to make this machine move and respond even ine inch is a victory!
Morally, do we wish to see this succeed? I think all of us fear the day robots think and move independently. The further Robotics advance, the more jobs humans lose…that is fact! We must become smarter than the robots we create. Every generation must advance at the speed of the machines. It puts horrible pressure on our children, but in the same breath it is a very exciting time for our children.
I remember when I was a child, 30 years ago, people thought that by the year 2010 we would have flying cars and robots like Rosie in the Jetsons cartoon.
There are flying cars, we have all seen them on television, but they are not for the everyday person and they still do not have the ability to drive like the Jetsons car did. ZOOM and we are off! Every year closer to 2010, I waited on bated breath. Is this the year that the super secret scientists for the government are going to release their flying cars? No, not this year.
Are we close? Only the experts behind closed doors can tell us that, but then they would have to kill us. For now we must make due with video from Japan, where they try and show us their version of Rosie. Congratulations on the Mahru-Z, and it’s recent accomplishments!
Try not to fall asleep witching the video…
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