Is this how far we have come with robotic tech?
I thought there were probably more advances in the area...wow!
Is this what people of the future are supposed to look forward to instead of being assisted by cumbersome people? What is wrong with employing people for the position of helpmate to the aging?
I have always wondered if this would be an area where robots were actually needed. "The Jetsons" was a fun cartoon, and the ideas about the future were advanced for their times but is it what we want to envision for artificial intelligence? I thought they would basically be wired for positions where a human would be harmed in the same capacity...and be made for space explorations...undersea applications and so forth.
I know there are a force of unemployed individuals who would like to be employed in the capacity of helpmate if given the oppurtunity at a rate that would be less costly than such a robot which requires 12 computers to place an item upon a shelf....geeez.
Let us not be too hasty in deciding that the future needs such waste of technology and at such an incredible expense.
Put to much better use in industry where the human element is put into jepardy of potential harm....this is the proper arena for the robotic.IMHO