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Rob Spiegel
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Robotic cost of labor
Rob Spiegel   6/26/2011 1:56:37 AM
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I think robots are already affecting the view of labor by management. I've always thought the reduction in wages, health care and pensions subsidized the investment in robots in the auto industry. The joke goes that GM is a health care company that happens to also make cars. Deploying robots is one small move to reverse decades of growing labors costs.

3D_Eng
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Re: "Uncanny Valley"
3D_Eng   6/25/2011 10:42:43 PM
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I wonder if this isn't seen as an intrusion on our dominance of our world.  Humankind often see's it self as the highest order of life, now one of our creations might be seen as encroaching on that.

3D_Eng
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Re: The Changing Face of Robots
3D_Eng   6/25/2011 10:40:03 PM
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In the next decade, healthcare and pensions are going to become more significant issues for employers and employees.

Do you think this attribute of robots will affect the cost of labor balance in the next decade?

Dave Palmer
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Robot Humor
Dave Palmer   6/25/2011 9:04:58 PM
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I think many of us who have worked with robots in industry can attest that robots do have a sense of humor, it's just that what they find funny is not always funny to us.  For example, many robots seem to think that creating large quantities of scrap is totally hilarious.

Tim
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Robots
Tim   6/25/2011 8:52:12 AM
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The bridging of Uncanny Valley has helped to fuel science fiction authors for years.  It seems that Heather Knight has been able to bridge that gap.  Data on Star Trek was usually not funny just creepy.  

TJ McDermott
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Re: The Changing Face of Robots
TJ McDermott   6/24/2011 11:53:02 PM
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They may not require healthcare or pensions, but they do require maintenance, replacement parts, and go obsolete just like engineers.

Jennifer Campbell
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"Uncanny Valley"
Jennifer Campbell   6/24/2011 3:54:53 PM
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The idea of the "Uncanny Valley" is fascinating to me - just like the people out there who fear clowns. It's a fun, interesting idea, but it's hard to wrap my head around how someone can be afraid of a robot, unless it's telling jokes and imitating people. I think I'd be more thrown off by a robot if it were making fun of me ....

Rob Spiegel
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The Changing Face of Robots
Rob Spiegel   6/24/2011 3:41:15 PM
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Good story. Robots can be funny, thus nonthreatening, and more interestingly, they don't require healthcare benefits or pensions.

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