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There's no doubt about it, scientidts are a creepy - weird, dangerously obsessive bunch of wankers. They are so disgusted by their own humanity (well it just isn't scientific enough for them,) they would rather be machines than people. But to stop them feeling like emotionally crippled losers because of their machine - like behaviour, they want to replace all the rest of us with machines. Now I can understand why scientists want to develop sex robots although I think it's well out of order when they start saying in future we will all have sex robots as our lovers. Just because scientists find it easier to have a meaningful relationship with a wank machine does not mean we all will.
A policy of strictly controlloing immigration, astronomical housing costs and high taxation, high presure education and social conditioning to seek status and success in Japan have led to a disastrously low birth rate and labour shortages in some vital areas. These have forced businesses, government and private individuals to resort to using robots for its labor needs. An article on Geek.com reports that researchers are developing a humanoid robot that will replace human workers in the construction industry.
Created by the Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the HRP-5P construction robot is six feet tall and vaguely resembles one of those tin cans with smiley faces that appeared in 1950s sci-fi movies, the ones that always rebel and try to murder their human masters.
As the name implies, HRP-5P is the fifth model of an increasingly long line of androids. The harbinger of the future robot economy of Japan was HRP-1, which first debuted in 1998.
While HRP-5P is the latest and most advanced unit, the earlier incarnations are still being used. The older HRP-2 Reinforcement was upgraded before serving as the AIST representative at the 2015 DARPA Robotics challenge, an international competition where autonomous robots sought to accomplish various tasks such as driving cars.
AIST has spent 20 years working on developing robots capabilities to a level which enables them to accomplish a wide variety of tasks with minimal human control. Some of the HRP series’ most significant achievements involve crossing rough terrain and adjusting valves with precision.
However, while the humanoid robots could pull off delicate tasks with ease, they did not possess the physical capability of human workers when it came to heavy duty work. The earlier models were unable to replicate truly human movement in complex environments such as construction sites.
The new model does not initially look impressive. It moves and works quite slowly, especially when compared to a human. However, its artificial intelligence is analytical and rigorous. This electronic brain allows it to take full advantage of its extremely flexible joints, which can match or exceed the movement range of a human.
It is also immune to the physical exhaustion and emotional problems that plague human workers. So it will be able to work all day and all night, long after the humans have headed home to sleep.
But what happens when the batteries run low and there is no human around to plug in its charger?