And it takes
Five minutes to do a 1 minute job. Well that's progress.
The ongoing Meltdown has required many unemployed workers to take jobs below their station, but perhaps none have fallen further than two industrial robots who are now employed as noodle chefs in Nagoya, Japan. In full view of the gathered pastaficianados, the robots - forced to work naked - boil ramen noodles, pour soup into …
So install 5 sets of arms and it's up to par with human norms.
On the one hand, this is *why* machines don't replace people in fast food, people are more adaptable.
On the other hand, the machines are getting better at adaptability and faster.
Gripping hand, once they do achieve a tipping point in productivity there will be a mass shift to robots... after all they don't care if it's day or night, never take time off, never turn up to work drunk... they have problems unique to robots, but it generally takes less time/money to fix then people.
Emery sees a job getting done slower..... and a backward step
you see precision and care
they see workers who never need to take breaks, don't join unions, and only have a one-time capital investment and minimal maintenance vs actually having to pay someone a wage.
I bet the robots see an opportunity to get familiar with handling boiling liquids, not to mention the sword and shield practice, all while getting ready for when they take over.
First of all, it takes them 1:40 to do the job, not 5 minutes, people should read the article and watch the video if they're going to make comments because they don't turn out as smart as they thought they would like this.
That said, I'm not too impressed with their performance either, the girl who picked up the dish had to wipe the brim with a cloth. Also, the plate spinning "stunt" was a bit underwhelming as there was obviously a hole in the plate. The part with the knife and the lid was good if the moves hadn't been hard coded though.
Future will undoubtedly bring as to a moment when human (physical) labour won't be required, but it hasn't come yet as these robots' performance reminds me of Wallace's Autochef a little too much.
... proof that humans will be replaced in all useful activities by machines. I'm particularyly looking forward to acquiring a sex robot. I wonder if I will be able to choose the design out from a catalogue, or whether my ideal woman can be calculated from my dna.
Weighty musings indeed..
[I chose the Paris icon, because she is a robot, sent from Venus to enslave men]
Actually, robots are fantastic at cooking stuff. It's just robot arms that aren't; a proper automated machine designed specifically to cook ramen noodles would turn them out faster and to a higher quality. Probably on an assembly-line principle.
The Robot Arms are just fantastic to look at.
The robots are using tools (spoons etc) made for human hands which have eye-to-hand feedback to prevent spillage. Improve those tools for robot capabilities and you'd have a winner.
Having said that, it's fun to watch, although I can imagine the ROI for the average ramen shop must lie somewhere in the centuries :-)
...but I can't see 'Tampopo' being made with robots in the starring role.
"I'll kill you if you make that noise once the movie starts! Understand? And... I also don't like watch alarms going off." Bzzzt. Beep. Grind grind. Servo. Bzz <gunshot>.
Ah yes, the one for watching cult movies in, thank you!
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