Thursday, 30 March 2017

Robotation



Although I could not find a precise meaning , in simple terms , I suppose Robotation could mean “ Robotic Automation “ or Robot based Automation


Automation itself goes back hundreds of years . Even Grandma’s table clock was an early example of simple automation


But , even after watching you get up at 6 am every morning for 10 days, it would not wake you up at 6 am on the 11th day , on its own !


Or remind you about a hundred other things you do every day, without being asked !


Today’s smart watches do such “ mundane “ things automatically !


Hardly a day passes without some scientist claiming to have come up with a method to enable our mere thoughts to control a toy / a vacuum cleaner / a drone / a smart phone etc !


Times of India ( 28 March 2017 ) carries following news about the latest “ Invasion “ of robots :

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“ A brick-laying robot that can lay 3,000 bricks in a day – against some 500 bricks that a skilled mason can lay


This devices have started replacing humans on some sites in US and about to invade UK


From the computer aided design ( CAD ) of a house structure, the Hadrian X robotic brick layer will be able to handle the automatic loading, cutting, routing and placement of all bricks to build a complete structure


Some of Britain’s biggest construction firms have warned that this automation of the industry is likely to result in mass layoffs !


Considering that a human bricklayer in UK / USA , earns $ 50 per hour ( approx. Rs 3,500 ), this was expected !


Delivery of the first commercial prototype of Hadrian X is due later this year  

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That is about the time L&T will start the redevelopment of 100 + BDD Chawls in Mumbai


  
Now , if L&T imports this Robotic Bricklayer for re-constructing BDD chawls , it could be for the reason that it could not import  even superior technology  called 3 D Printing of Multi-Storied buildings , either from WinSun ( China ) or from Apis Cor ( Russia ) !



WHY  ARE  COMPANIES  AROUND  THE  WORLD  RUSHING IN  TO  REPLACE  HUMAN WORKERS   WITH   ROBOTS  ?


REASON # 1 :

·         Wages are rising at a rate far greater than the rise in worker productivity

      { http://latterstolntemployee.blogspot.in/2013/07/scala-mobile-escalator.html }

 

      Let HR manager of any company in the organized sector , plot a graph ( such as

      shown in above link ) , for the past 5 years , for his company !

 

      REASON # 2  :

 

·         As compared to human workers , Robots are far less “ Demanding “ and far more accommodating ( versatile ) !

 

        Read :  Second  Industrial  Revolution  ?  (  21  Sept  2015  )

       { https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2015/09/second-industrial-revolution.html }

 

 

       REASON  #  3  :

·         At a very fast pace , Artificial Intelligence , embedded into Robots , is overtaking the Human Intelligence , through a process of “ Internal Self Learning


Read :  Between  DeepMind and  Deep Sea  ?  ( 15  Feb  2017  )





IS  AUTOMATION  INESCAPABLE  ?


·         Yes !  Automation is Inescapable ( 30  Nov  2016  )



All that we can – and MUST – do , is to mitigate its ill-effects by implementing,







WILL  ROBOTS  ENSLAVE  HUMANS  ?  EVEN  DESTROY  THE  MANKIND  ?


·         This scenario is very much within the realm of possibility


But it is possible to prevent this , by implementing ,


Thou  Shall Not  Kill  ( 14  April  2016 )






31  March  2017


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