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The sci-fi myth of robotic competence | Popular Science


curated by | May 21, 2014

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“The myth of robotic competence is based on a hunch. And it’s a hunch that, for the most part, has been proven dead wrong by real-life robots. Actual robots are devices of extremely narrow value and capability. They do one or two things with competence, and everything else terribly, or not at all. Auto-assembly bots can paint or spot-weld a vehicle in a fraction of the time that a human crew might require, and with none of the health concerns. … But ask them to install upholstery, and they would most likely bash the vehicle to pieces.”

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