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welcoming our new robot overlords

2010-02-17 16:47:00.58037+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

In his recovery from the slashdotting yesterday, Bunnie did something that ended up with me finding some older entries in his RSS feed: This collection of a whole bunch of videos of FANUC robots in action is pretty amazing. I haven't delved too much into the FANUC robotics USA website, but I did watch a few of the videos, this one of devices sorting and arranging sausages and pastries is a good place to start (if you get bored, skip ahead to where they're seeing and arranging different colored muffins into packages).

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-18 23:07:18.158493+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think we should avoid anthropomorphizing machines with words like "lovingly". They hate that.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-18 13:44:45.224234+00 by: andylyke

It may have been my imagination, but when the first video came to the robots assembling mini-robots, it seemed the assembly robots were working more slowly and lovingly.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-17 18:48:22.80469+00 by: ebradway

I, for one, welcome our robot muffin and sausage sorters!

Reminds me of when I worked at a certain snack cake manufacturer. They gave every line-worker employee a hand-eye acuity test because they couldn't automate the process of putting two cakes on one little piece of cardboard as they came off the line, one at a time. I think a big problem for them was the cakes were already enrobed in chocolate.