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(The Atlantic Cities)   When it comes to the problem of routing motorists around construction zones, "Japan has the answer and, as is often the case, it is robots"   (theatlanticcities.com) divider line 12
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2014-01-27 04:38:47 PM
I've never seen this. What I have seen is old people. They use old people as crossing guards at nearly any possible point of egress to a construction site because it's easy work and seniors need the money.
 
2014-01-27 05:00:17 PM
If the Japanese really want to get their robot game up to scratch, they need to invent Tachikomas already.

/I want my own tiny pet version
 
2014-01-27 05:01:01 PM
Shut up Japan, robots are your answer for everything. Why don't you try hiring some stoned teenagers?
 
2014-01-27 05:01:59 PM
screw the construction zone robot and finish inventing that sexbot you promised!!!
 
2014-01-27 05:16:52 PM
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2014-01-27 05:19:10 PM
This is the same thing they had in the US in the 70's called "Ever Smiling Sam" - I saw one once on a road trip to Washington DC with my parents in 1978. We accidentally plowed our Subaru into an "Ever Smiling Sam" - strange that it was filled with red hydraulic fluid. Seemed over-engineered for just a mannequin flapping its arm.
 
2014-01-27 05:49:10 PM

comslave: screw the construction zone robot and finish inventing that sexbot you promised!!!


Any bot is a sexbot, my friend.
 
2014-01-27 06:42:39 PM
Hard to believe they use robots as flagmen.

Every time I have been in Japan, it seems as if they still use people for things that other countries have long since automated. For example, the bus I take from Nara City to Osaka Airport, the one that runs 5 times a day, pays a toll in cash.
 
2014-01-27 07:23:35 PM

odinsposse: Shut up Japan, robots are your answer for everything. Why don't you try hiring some stoned teenagers?


From what I hear, they seem to have a shortage of stoned teenagers.
 
2014-01-27 11:10:13 PM
I wonder if they ever made a robot that ran on propane?
 
2014-01-28 07:16:45 AM

mr_a: Hard to believe they use robots as flagmen.

Every time I have been in Japan, it seems as if they still use people for things that other countries have long since automated. For example, the bus I take from Nara City to Osaka Airport, the one that runs 5 times a day, pays a toll in cash.


Japan!  Where we have double the staff doing half the work in twice the time!
 
2014-01-28 10:36:58 AM

Omnis_evil_twin: mr_a: Hard to believe they use robots as flagmen.

Every time I have been in Japan, it seems as if they still use people for things that other countries have long since automated. For example, the bus I take from Nara City to Osaka Airport, the one that runs 5 times a day, pays a toll in cash.

Japan!  Where we have double the staff doing half the work in twice the time!



I see you have worked with them.

The point isn't to accomplish anything, the point is to appear busy and overworked.
 
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