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Re: Interesting use of virtual reality
mrdon   4/15/2014 12:50:10 PM
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Elizabeth M

I've worked for corporate companies where I developed a production intent prototype and to the dislike of decisions made by Executive Management, the product never reached manufacturing. It's unfortunate that a lot of good prototype concepts don't see the light of day in engineering labs because of cost, lack of vision, and not seeing the big picture by Corporate Executives. I guess that's why there is surge in startup tech companies to bring these new products to the marketplace.

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Re: Interesting use of virtual reality
Elizabeth M   4/15/2014 11:36:55 AM
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Thanks, mrdon. I have been reporting on research and development projects for quite some time now and I have learned that many times technologies, as promising as they seem, don't even make it out of the lab. So as much as we'd like technology to progress faster, sometimes it just doesn't!

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Re: Interesting use of virtual reality
mrdon   4/15/2014 11:12:49 AM
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Elizabeth M

I agree. A product concept is quite easy to envision but the implementation process requires time to bring it to fruition. Very good insight Elizabeth.

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Re: Interesting use of virtual reality
Elizabeth M   4/15/2014 8:36:08 AM
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It will definitely happen some day, mrdon, it just may take a bit longer than some industry watchers think. But technology usually does take a bit of time to reach critical mass.

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Re: Interesting use of virtual reality
mrdon   4/14/2014 10:21:15 PM
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Elizabeth M

I agree. The technology is still in its infancy but the results of humans and robots coexisting on the production line does look promising.

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Re: Re : Video: Virtual Reality Makes Human-Robot Interaction Safer
Elizabeth M   3/27/2014 8:15:33 AM
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That is an excellent point, AnandY. I think that technology and research like this shows that the industry is just not quite there yet.

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Re: Re : Video: Virtual Reality Makes Human-Robot Interaction Safer
Elizabeth M   3/27/2014 7:31:40 AM
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That is a great idea, Cabe. It sounds like it really could be applicable. I know there are robots that are being remotely controlled to go into hazardous places that are unsafe for humans, but I don't think they are quite being done in this way.

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Re : Video: Virtual Reality Makes Human-Robot Interaction Safer
AnandY   3/27/2014 6:56:01 AM
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@ far911, these laws of robotics are also presented in a Hollywood movie by the same name of the novel. These laws are easy to state but difficult to bring to reality. 2nd and 3rd laws are relative in nature and that's where things become tricky. It comes down to perception then whether an action, or inaction, is tantamount to harm to humans or not.

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Re: Re : Video: Virtual Reality Makes Human-Robot Interaction Safer
Cabe Atwell   3/26/2014 4:32:01 PM
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I wonder if this system could be used to control a robot remotely in hazardous areas. And, why can't they be rapidly deployed to places like Fukushima asap? 

 

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Re : Video: Virtual Reality Makes Human-Robot Interaction Safer
AnandY   3/25/2014 5:21:39 AM
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@ Elizabeth M, that seems to be a gigantic task for now at least. While this can be termed as a big step forward but we are still dealing with it in virtual reality. We are still waiting for that big leap which will take us to an environment safer for humans to work with robots. In that respect we don't seem to have advanced considerably.

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