Robots Confront Safety Standards

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Eldredge
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Flexibility
Eldredge   10/2/2014 7:59:44 PM
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Flexibility, and the ability to perform different task, is an important attribute for robotics, especially when small companies are a target market. Ease of programming new tasks will also be at the top of the list. Sounds liek Rethink has these bases covered.

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Resisting change is a safe way of becoming extinct
Susan Fourtané   10/3/2014 5:37:13 AM
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"He compared today's safety standards to an 1861 law in England that required all cars to have a person walk in front of them carrying a red flag."

How ridiculous. I didn't know about that. It made the car way too pointless. They could have just walked just the same the person in front of the car was doing. 

"Companies using regulation to resist change will be swept away... Resisting change to protect an existing business is a losing strategy."

I agree. Those businesses resisting change will join the dinosaurs in no time. :D 

 It seems like 2017 is going to be a great year for technology. Many, many new technologies will bloom in that year. Many companies have set 2017 as the year for launching increadible projects, some of which we thought they were too far from becoming a reality. How exciting. :) 

-Susan

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Resisting change is a safe way of becoming extinct
Adeniji Kayode   10/4/2014 5:29:58 PM
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@ Susan, Change is not static and it can never be stagnant either. Towards year 2020, I believe we would witness major innovations in technology.

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Re: Resisting change is a safe way of becoming extinct
Susan Fourtané   10/5/2014 2:05:35 AM
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Adeniji, 

In fact, change is more dinamic than ever before. Earlier than 2020. Many technological advancements have already been announced for 2017. A fleet of autonomous cars in Sweden among them. There are several being tested on the streets, in normal driving conditions, as we speak. 

-Susan

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Resisting change is a safe way of becoming extinct
Adeniji Kayode   10/6/2014 5:50:41 PM
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@ Susan, You are right, all we have to do is to fasten our seat belts, we are going to see more possibilities and realities made possible by technology

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Re: Resisting change is a safe way of becoming extinct
Susan Fourtané   10/7/2014 12:02:22 AM
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Adeniji, 

The good thing is that technology is evolving so fast that we get the chance to see these advances soon. :D 

-Susan

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Re: Resisting change is a safe way of becoming extinct
SP   10/8/2014 12:22:36 PM
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If robots are entering the non industrial world, the safety standards have to be extremely tight. Robots are preprogrammed machines. They behavior is already determined by designere, they cannot think or react like humans. So the safety is the utmost importance.

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Susan Fourtané   10/10/2014 5:14:38 AM
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SP, 

Robots are already in the non-industrial world. :) According to the latest research on AI and robotics robots can be programmed to react like humans and even better. They are embedding ethics and emotions in robots already. These robots are being used, for example, in emergency rescue zones and conflict zones. 

-Susan

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small and cheap
FLYINGSCOT   10/3/2014 10:41:38 AM
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I believe these is a big market for smaller more agile robots that are easy to program and are relatively low cost ( < $50k).  

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Re: small and cheap
Eldredge   10/3/2014 7:12:38 PM
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@Flyingscot - I agree - at that price point, it would be very beneficial for small businesses to use robot solutions for repetitive tasks.

Susan Fourtané
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Re: small and cheap
Susan Fourtané   10/4/2014 2:01:02 AM
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Flyingscot, 

The spider robots are good for repetitive tasks. They are fast and easy to program. 

-Susan



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