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-- "hold fast to that which is good"


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#1 posted 542 days ago

That was a pretty cool video & an even more impressive Robo-Saw!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 542 days ago

cool

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#3 posted 541 days ago

Hapening everywhere

Burger-making robot could make fast food workers obsolete

A company called Momentum Machines has designed a robotic burger maker called Burgeon designed to replace short order cooks in fast food restaurants. The company claims that the Burgeon can make up to 360 burgers per hour. And, in case there’s any doubt about the intention of the device, the company’s message, posted on its website, is clear, “Our alpha machine replaces all of the hamburger line cooks in a restaurant. It does everything employees can do except better.”

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#4 posted 541 days ago

Wow. That was pretty cool.

Sean

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#5 posted 541 days ago

Hmmm, when nobody’s got a job, who will be able to buy the stuff made by robots?

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#6 posted 541 days ago

Darn good question Renners….the concern fits when we replace “Robot” with “the Chinese” too

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#7 posted 541 days ago

Brandon, thanks for posting that video, thats Amazing!

DrDirt, thats what happens when they keep raising the minimum wage. A machine that makes burgers suddenly becomes cost effective. Good or bad, thats the economics of it.

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#8 posted 541 days ago

Someone has to design, build and maintain the Robots. That equals jobs does it not?

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#9 posted 541 days ago

Yes, of course, Gerald. My point of posting the video really didn’t have anything to do with losing jobs, since, a robot making a chair out of a log is more comical than anything.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#10 posted 541 days ago

My observation had more to do with flipping burgers.

LJ JuanGatico posted this a while ago.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/42089

I found the automation in this fascinating.

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#11 posted 541 days ago

Gerald there are FAR fewer jobs building and maintaing the robots than the people they replaced.

You would have a small factory with a few hundred people making the units.

McDonalds has 34,000 “restaurants” employing 1.7 Million people.

Maintaining robots you would probably only need 1 person to handle 2 restaruats.

So the former jos of the 1.7 milliion people is then Maintained by only 17,000 people (34K/2).

Add Wendys, Burger King, WHite Castle, Hardees, Jack in the Box, and you are talking a LOT of minimum/low wage jobs disappearing.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#12 posted 541 days ago

The robot makes ugly uncomfortable chairs so he isn’t taking anyone’s job yet.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 541 days ago

I think you hurt the robot’s feelings.

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#14 posted 541 days ago

True, you dont want to piss that robot off, thats for sure.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#15 posted 541 days ago

cool video

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