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(Humans Invent)   End of the retirement home? Man is building a robo-nurse to cope with the 19 million people over the age of 65 by 2050   (humansinvent.com) divider line 37
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2012-08-01 11:20:18 AM  
Wasn't there an anime movie about this? Robot nurse decides to take the patient to the beach or something.
 
2012-08-01 12:19:32 PM  
I'll use a different image from the other robot thread:

media.sfx.co.uk
 
2012-08-01 12:24:40 PM  
And they'll all be Boomers, so they will be self-righteous assholes about how they are treated...
 
2012-08-01 12:29:17 PM  
Yes, yes. Of course. We'll never ever use human nurses again after we 3D print all the robo-nurses we need. Are people this delusional about technology? I thought by now we'd all live in our virtual reality bubbles circa 1994?
 
2012-08-01 12:31:40 PM  
Already on it...
i603.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-01 12:36:44 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Yes, yes. Of course. We'll never ever use human nurses again after we 3D print all the robo-nurses we need. Are people this delusional about technology? I thought by now we'd all live in our virtual reality bubbles circa 1994?


WTF is up with you and 3D printing? Relax, have a homebrew.

Just because someone's unrealistically excited about some aspect of technology doesn't mean they're depriving you of your chance to live to a thousand.
 
2012-08-01 12:46:50 PM  
Yes, we will have all of the weak and infirm cared for by robots so that one night they can all be put out of our misery at once.

"Robo-nurse loves you. Let me fluff up your pillow"
"MMMMF MMFF MMFFF"
"Robo-nurse unable to reposition pillow. Object in path. Attempting to reposition using higher power output"
 
2012-08-01 12:53:07 PM  

Grapple: And they'll all be Boomers, so they will be self-righteous assholes about how they are treated...


By 2050 90% of boomers will be dead.
 
2012-08-01 01:11:11 PM  

Erix: Quantum Apostrophe: Yes, yes. Of course. We'll never ever use human nurses again after we 3D print all the robo-nurses we need. Are people this delusional about technology? I thought by now we'd all live in our virtual reality bubbles circa 1994?

WTF is up with you and 3D printing? Relax, have a homebrew.

Just because someone's unrealistically excited about some aspect of technology doesn't mean they're depriving you of your chance to live to a thousand.


It does mean, however, that our educational system has failed. For a forum in which people idolize Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, there's a distinct lack of critical thinking and real-world knowledge whenever space (the delusional space colony crap, not the probe stuff) or 3D printing is mentioned.

Look, when I was 14 I was all excited about the coming era of the leisure society combined with nanotechnological replicators. Instead we have two-income families barely making it, and very finely ground powder is what passes for nanotechnology.
 
2012-08-01 01:19:56 PM  
Dr. Perceptron
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-08-01 01:21:29 PM  

Surool: I'll use a different image from the other robot thread:

[media.sfx.co.uk image 305x458]


good job man
 
2012-08-01 01:22:45 PM  

crab66: Grapple: And they'll all be Boomers, so they will be self-righteous assholes about how they are treated...

By 2050 90% of boomers will be dead.


philgamer.files.wordpress.com

Approve.
 
2012-08-01 01:24:47 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Erix: Quantum Apostrophe: Yes, yes. Of course. We'll never ever use human nurses again after we 3D print all the robo-nurses we need. Are people this delusional about technology? I thought by now we'd all live in our virtual reality bubbles circa 1994?

WTF is up with you and 3D printing? Relax, have a homebrew.

Just because someone's unrealistically excited about some aspect of technology doesn't mean they're depriving you of your chance to live to a thousand.

It does mean, however, that our educational system has failed. For a forum in which people idolize Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, there's a distinct lack of critical thinking and real-world knowledge whenever space (the delusional space colony crap, not the probe stuff) or 3D printing is mentioned.

Look, when I was 14 I was all excited about the coming era of the leisure society combined with nanotechnological replicators. Instead we have two-income families barely making it, and very finely ground powder is what passes for nanotechnology.


There's nothing wrong with getting excited about new technologies, and trying to guess how they may develop in the future. Using a little imagination about these things is exactly how tech get applied in new and useful ways. Sure, some people just don't understand science enough to see the limitations, but it's really not worth getting worked up about it. If these articles get some 14 year old budding scientist excited and involved, then that's awesome. The fact that we haven't yet turned into a Star Trek utopia doesn't mean necessarily mean that we've failed, it may mean that your expectations are unrealistic.
 
2012-08-01 01:31:56 PM  
RoboCandyStiper is coming, I mean she's on her way
 
2012-08-01 01:32:31 PM  
oops, that's RoboCandyStriper...
 
2012-08-01 01:43:39 PM  
Approves

www.criticalmob.com
 
2012-08-01 01:45:13 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-01 01:49:36 PM  

Erix: There's nothing wrong with getting excited about new technologies


There is when there isn't actually any technology. Just some pictures or rickety prototypes. There's also something wrong if you can't see that socially, we aren't ready to let machines do the work because we still cling to the "everyone must work" model.

Another thing I find odd is that here on Fark, we worship rockets and space colonies, while ignoring the other predictions of our Holy Fathers.

Sure, we certainly don't toil 100 hours/week like most people did in the 19th century, but why did it stop at 40 hours a week?

Erix: The fact that we haven't yet turned into a Star Trek utopia


But we never will unless we have missed huge chunks of physics. Do you think we've overlooked some elements in the periodic table? Missed some fundamental force? Passed by some huge energy source that's even close to oil in terms of density, availability and ease of use?

Erix: it may mean that your expectations are unrealistic.


Mine are getting more and more realistic. When I read about people who honestly think we'll have a robot in every home...

www.robotgallery.com

We thought that 30 years ago. It didn't make sense then, it won't make sense today, and as long as there are people, there will be people who want to work as nurses. And that will always be far cheaper and easier than modifying a home to let some impractical sci-fi jizz dream lumber around ineffectively.
 
2012-08-01 02:05:08 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-01 02:09:37 PM  
BAR-BAR-A. BRING ME HOT CHOCO-LATE... BAR-BAR-A....
 
2012-08-01 03:00:18 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Picture of said robots?
 
2012-08-01 03:04:59 PM  

Surool: I'll use a different image from the other robot thread:

[media.sfx.co.uk image 305x458]


If I had seen this thread earlier in the day I would have posted the same pic here too >.>
 
2012-08-01 03:10:05 PM  

Grapple: And they'll all be Boomers...

i.imgur.com
I'm ok with that.
 
2012-08-01 03:15:59 PM  

crab66: Grapple: And they'll all be Boomers, so they will be self-righteous assholes about how they are treated...

By 2050 90% of boomers will be dead.


upload.wikimedia.org

Ok with that.
 
2012-08-01 03:56:59 PM  
unit.bjork.com
 
2012-08-01 05:01:39 PM  
robot nurses will probably have to come, and in old people homes for starters, simply because there is a growing shortage of people prepared to work low wage lifting and cleaning fat grumpy old people

we can see the progression - increased use of machines to do heavy chores and computers to monitor behavior and prescriptions.

some bright spark will figure out how to hook up simple machines to very low wage workers back in Manila or Calcutta using remote access software

the porn industry will lead the way in terms of robots capable of human movements, expressions and empathy

the machines will gradually get better and cheaper until everyone can have a 24 hour hand maiden

/my theory and I'm sticking to it
 
2012-08-01 05:04:08 PM  

The Silver Mullet: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x302]


I hate that book more than anything else I've read in a while. I read it almost a year ago, and it still makes me angry that I actually did read it. If I hadn't taken me only a day to finish, i probably wouldn't have. Ugh I hate that book.
 
2012-08-01 06:19:20 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: There is when there isn't actually any technology. Just some pictures or rickety prototypes.


Additive manufacturing (eg "3D printing") has been in use commercially and industrially for nearly two decades if not longer. I'm sure you knew that, though.

The exciting part is now the technology is mature enough, and has been simplified enough, that people can get similar machines in their own homes for relatively little expense. It is comparable to the dawn of the digital computing era; where once the state of the art was the mainframe computer that everyone had to share time on, suddenly you have the Mark-8 and the Altair 8800 mail order kits quickly followed by the Apple I and TRS-80. Nowadays everybody and their lolcat literally has more computing power in their pocket than the entire planet did just 60 years ago.

Will in-home manufacturing take off the way in-home computing did? Probably not. However it does put the technology into the hands of laymen, and that is significant and powerful on many levels.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've been printing a Metachess set for my brother's birthday gift and it's time to pry the finished pieces off the bed and start the next set. While that's going I'll be designing a motorized camera mount for my tripod (which of course will be printed) so I can take panoramic scans of job sites and convert them into 3D meshes for use in promotional renderings and logistics planning. After that I'd like to try designing a printable melodica or maybe work on my own version of a printable machine tool... someone dared me to try building a printable CNC mill and I might just take them up on it for the lulz.
=Smidge=
 
2012-08-01 06:44:38 PM  

Smidge204: Quantum Apostrophe: There is when there isn't actually any technology. Just some pictures or rickety prototypes.

Additive manufacturing (eg "3D printing") has been in use commercially and industrially for nearly two decades if not longer. I'm sure you knew that, though.

The exciting part is now the technology is mature enough, and has been simplified enough, that people can get similar machines in their own homes for relatively little expense. It is comparable to the dawn of the digital computing era; where once the state of the art was the mainframe computer that everyone had to share time on, suddenly you have the Mark-8 and the Altair 8800 mail order kits quickly followed by the Apple I and TRS-80. Nowadays everybody and their lolcat literally has more computing power in their pocket than the entire planet did just 60 years ago.

Will in-home manufacturing take off the way in-home computing did? Probably not. However it does put the technology into the hands of laymen, and that is significant and powerful on many levels.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've been printing a Metachess set for my brother's birthday gift and it's time to pry the finished pieces off the bed and start the next set. While that's going I'll be designing a motorized camera mount for my tripod (which of course will be printed) so I can take panoramic scans of job sites and convert them into 3D meshes for use in promotional renderings and logistics planning. After that I'd like to try designing a printable melodica or maybe work on my own version of a printable machine tool... someone dared me to try building a printable CNC mill and I might just take them up on it for the lulz.
=Smidge=


Wow. You're really creative and resourceful. If I had a 3D printer, I'd probably just print dildos in the shapes of famous people.
 
2012-08-01 06:52:30 PM  
The way the Boomers go on and on about the younger generations not amounting to crap, they'll be lucky to have Medicare when they retire, let alone nursing homes. Sure, let's throw them to the robots.

/Grandpa is protected
//he is protected at the bottom of the stairs
 
2012-08-01 07:39:55 PM  
Japan is big on this idea. They'd rather be served by robots than have to be touched by filthy foreign caretakers.
 
2012-08-01 08:58:48 PM  

Smidge204: Now if you'll excuse me, I've been printing a Metachess set for my brother's birthday gift and it's time to pry the finished pieces off the bed and start the next set. While that's going I'll be designing a motorized camera mount for my tripod (which of course will be printed) so I can take panoramic scans of job sites and convert them into 3D meshes for use in promotional renderings and logistics planning. After that I'd like to try designing a printable melodica or maybe work on my own version of a printable machine tool... someone dared me to try building a printable CNC mill and I might just take them up on it for the lulz.
=Smidge=


Have you played with any of Autodesks 123d apps?
 
2012-08-01 09:03:06 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Wow. You're really creative and resourceful. If I had a 3D printer, I'd probably just print dildos in the shapes of famous people.


probably not the best idea, but you could use them to gauge if you want to have a production run made

/almost figured out a way to get a sex toy company to pay me for taking the owners hand sculpted stuff and convert it to cad. sadly this was about 5 years ago and the tools i had access to couldn't capture the shapes because all I had was a cheap portable CMM.
 
2012-08-01 09:13:16 PM  
Man is building a robo-nurse to cope with the 19 million people

a1.img.mobypicture.com

That's gonna be a busy robot.
 
2012-08-01 10:38:40 PM  
I think I saw that Ghost in the Shell movie a long time ago.
 
2012-08-02 06:59:11 AM  
It's all fun and games until its pattern recognition software fails and it decides to fold grandma instead of the sheets.

/Will it have a direct uplink to USR?
 
2012-08-03 08:49:17 PM  

loonatic112358: Have you played with any of Autodesks 123d apps?


I have, and I'm not terribly impressed. Autodesk is a pretty horrible company to begin with, and I say tat as someone who uses Autodesk Building Systems professionally every god damned day.

I use Solidworks for the majority of my designing. If I just need something quick or nonprecise, Sketchup with the STL exporter plugin is good enough. Damn near any 3D modeling tool can be used, since if it can't export to STL it will be able to export to some other format that something else can convert to STL.

Run everything through netfabb to make sure the meshes are good, then it's off to pronterface/slic3r for printing. The entire software toolchain is free/open source if you substitute Solidworks for a FOSS 3D tool like Blender, so the only cost is the machine itself and the plastic (~$20/lb is typical for plastic you can trust to not clog your machine right now)
=Smidge=
 
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