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Automation, examples and comments 31 Mar 2017 03:47 #542

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Some examples on how automation is impacting on our direct future.


The 3D-printed house prototype showcases a new mobile 3D printing machine.



Here a Chinese company is using 3D-printed blocks to build cheap and quickly assembled houses as a possible solution to the urgent problem of modernizing housing conditions in Chinese villages. The blocks are made from a mixture of sand, concrete and glass fiber, materials processed from common construction waste, which is pumped layer after layer through the top of a 6.6-meter-tall, 32-meter-long industrial printer.



If you think some works cannot be automatised because there is no place for bulky machine...Meet metal-muscled SAM, the bricklaying robotic assistant of the future.

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Automation, examples and comments 31 Mar 2017 06:07 #545

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I'm Appalled, Having spent my whole working life in the Building & Construction Industry, The idea of a Robot replacing the Bricklayer
is awafall, This automation will create More unemployment, Partley brought about by young people not wanting to get there hands dirty, work out in all weathers, And have the pride and satisfaction of a job well done, and earning a wage from there skills.
Where are the future Jobs going to come from. :(
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Automation, examples and comments 31 Mar 2017 09:15 #563

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I think young people would still train in construction but in the future it will be more about supervising the machines. This is already the case in shipping, warehousing, manufacturing and radiology.

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Automation, examples and comments 31 Mar 2017 11:26 #583

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I was just wondering what "SAM, the bricklaying robot" is fuelled by Tea perhaps.... :whistle:


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Automation, examples and comments 31 Mar 2017 15:53 #655

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For me, more automation in the workplace isn't a bad thing as long as the way we work adapts with it.

I'm talking about 4 days weeks (WITHOUT the corresponding pay cut) if not more. For example, a 20 hour workweek as the new norm would work towards resolving issues with everything from unemployment, carbon emissions, low well-being, entrenched inequalities, overworking, family care, and the general lack of free time according to the New Economic Foundation*. Why DO we have a 5 day working week? Religious reasons? (i.e. 'respect the sabbath') Specifically Judeo-Christian reasons? - not a good reason for the way we structure our socio-economy in the 21st century when you think it.

*https://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/jan/08/cut-working-week-urges-thinktank
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Automation, examples and comments 31 Mar 2017 19:49 #703

Sim Alastair wrote:
For me, more automation in the workplace isn't a bad thing as long as the way we work adapts with it.
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Why DO we have a 5 day working week?

The reason we have a 5 day working week is that we are no longer willing to fight and make the sacrifices of generations of our predecessors whose struggle got it down from 60 hours.

Mind you, that took 250 yrs!

They are not going to give us anything unless we drag it out of them. As Clint Eastwood suggests, that may well need to be from their "cold dead clammy hands".

Suits me!

I haven't got 250 yrs to wait.


However we adapt to the advance of automation, the problem of there not being enough work to provide a living income can only increase. Those who decide these things are not suddenly going to change their centuries old policies of exploiting their position of power and extracting the maximum income they can from their docile and obedient subjects.

They never have in the past when similarly revolutionary developments from steam power to IT have transformed the efficiency of production. In fact such introductions have tended to further emasculate workers and reduce wages across the board.. Labour is just an inconvenient and expensive cost to them and forms a large part of most production costs. It is a prime and constant target of producers to reduce all costs of production to maximise profit. Labour costs are usually the easiest and first target as it is the one most directly under their control.

If we want any benefits accruing from automation to be dispersed right across society we have to fundamentally address the inadequacy and injustice of our current attitudes to work and remuneration. And, with financial growth via the exploitation of labour being it's foundation. that would be incompatible with capitalism as we currently know it.

They even want the sub living wage, zero hour, soul destroying, McJobs off us:-
Drone deliveries approved for Swiss skies


Swiss Post is using drone delivery tech from US startup Matternet, which has had 70 test flights over the past two weeks in the skies above Lugano, in order to gain approval from local civil aviation authorities. With the project now formally approved, further test flights will run until 4 April, with more trials this summer looking at safety as well as practicality and reliability, Swiss Post said.

The aim is to ferry lab samples between two hospitals in the city starting in 2018, in the hopes drone delivery will be faster and more efficient than road transport.

www.itpro.co.uk/mobile/28409/drone-deliveries-approved-for-swiss-skies
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Automation, examples and comments 31 Mar 2017 23:22 #710

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I have seen The advance of Technology, From when I was a small Kid, One am (Medium Wave) Radio set, In the lounge and that was the sum total of Home Entertainment; Today our Homes are unrecognizable and that's all in under 60 years.
Back in the 50s a Basic PC with a fraction of the power of what we have now filled whole rooms.

We know advances will cont, Jobs will get fewer, So What is the Answer ?.
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Automation, examples and comments 01 Apr 2017 01:22 #717

42.

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Two questions involved I think Paul.

One is what is the answer to the unsustainability of our current path.

But the bigger and tougher one would be how would we ever get any such solution applied when what we are describing as a critical problem is in truth, the deliberate and orchestrated construction of those we would need to apply the solution.

Redistribution of wealth, perhaps via some form of UBI may answer the first, but the second will be tricky. ;)
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Automation, examples and comments 01 Apr 2017 06:14 #722

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But of Course SL, 42 Should have known That was the Answer. B)
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Automation, examples and comments 01 Apr 2017 06:17 #723

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Right answer, wrong galaxy :P
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Automation, examples and comments 01 Apr 2017 11:05 #741

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Automation, examples and comments 01 Apr 2017 11:08 #742

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El-dudeareno wrote:
Still Paul-UB40, I think there will always be 'Crime' in some form or another so your be alright Paul :P

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Automation, examples and comments 13 Apr 2017 02:05 #1469

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BionicCobot Sensitive helper for human-robot collaboration

The BionicRobot is based on the human arm not only in terms of its anatomical construction. Like its biological role model, the pneumatic lightweight robot solves many of its tasks with the help of flexible and sensitive movements. Due to this flexibility, it can work directly and safely together with humans.

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