WITH OUR AI-ENHANCED MECHANICAL FRIENDS COMES PERIL
Readying for the Robots
With Our AI-Enhanced Mechanical Friends Comes Peril
By Tim Hermes
IT ALL STARTED WITH A ROOMBA. OK, MAYBE NOT, BUT IT IS A PRODUCT THAT HAS CONTINUED TO BECOME A MORE EFFICIENT tool in the home over the years by its ability to eliminate or at least decrease time-consuming and monotonous vacuuming duties for homeowners. And, as a robot, it saves energy because it’s a battery-powered product.
As for actually cleaning your carpet? Speaking from experience, that’s a different story. Driving your dog nuts? They do a great job with that! And if you ever accidentally step on a Roomba during its cleaning routine, you’ll be picking yourself gingerly off the floor and wondering how you ended up there in the first place.
Trust me, it hurts more than stepping on a Lego in the dark, and that hurts!
Here we are a few months away from 2019, and robots and robotics are (mechanically and efficiently) changing the landscape in everything from heavy manufacturing to service industries. Want proof? Search “robotics” on YouTube.