Robots in the house – will it ever happen?

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  • Robots in the house – will it ever happen?
  • It’s been promised for decades now, but this pic just makes me think that in modern hen-box houses we are building now we have sod-all space to store a hoover never mind a ruddy great robot! And how does it hoover the stairs! 😀

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42657607

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    Sod the robot, it’s using Tyson.

    I’m oot!

    whitestone
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    Maybe we could use the money we’d spend on a robot (along with the inevitable maintenance fees and engineer call-out charges) to employ someone to do it? Just a thought.

    km79
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    They’re already here. You can get one of those little auto vacuum cleaners linked to Amazon echo for voice control.

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    Yes, i reckon within 10 years there will be automation to the extent of robotics and AI..

    Simple tasks, but still robotic.

    I do think the Porn industry will spearhead a development once the techs been sorted, and they’ve perfected the physical aspects or robots.. Just looking at Drac’s photo ^ makes me think some aspects have already been taken care of.. 😉

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    km79 – Member
    They’re already here. You can get one of those little auto vacuum cleaners linked to Amazon echo for voice control.

    Yeah,I tried one on the stairs.

    Expensive mistake.

    Yes it will. But not in the form most people think of.

    Smart home automation, IOT and smart assistants are much more practicle than some dalek like robot walking around bumping into things. Having said that, there are some “care” robots that are and will be used in certain circumstances.
    Always connected smart devices such as fridges, cookers, vacuums, lights, showers, entertainment etc are where its at.

    enfht
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    What’s wrong with woman in the photo doing the vacuuming instead?

    And being a woman she’d take less programming to vacuum than the robot.

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    I’d have a robot vacuum in an instant if it could handle stairs.

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    I’ve got a robot vac (Roomba). Stairs are easy – I just don’t bother with them.

    (I do have a handheld I use occasionally)

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    Thikning about this. A robot would certainly help with our endemic dust problem. And woudl encourage us to keep the floors free from junk. Just do the bits it cant manually.

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    What Trailwagger says.

    Most/many people already have at least a couple of robots in the house, they just don’t think of the machine that cleans and dries your clothes* and the one that does the washing up** as robots.

    * The washing machine, not the wife***
    ** Still not the wife***
    *** #70sComedy

    5thElefant
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    We’ve had them for years. They’re just not anthropomorphic.

    Dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, food processor, bread maker…

    Unless you have an, err, unusual requirement for your domestic appliance I can’t see the point of making it look like a person.

    whitestone
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    To begin with I think they’d be limited to single floor dwellings with furnishings and layout that make things easy or easier for them – fitted wardrobes and the like. Stairs, old/antique furniture, old properties all present problems. They’ll be overcome eventually.

    There’s challenges in handling cases like objects dropped on the floor: do they get added to the washing basket/put in the wash or tidied away? Again, to start with the property would have to be “tidy” for the robot to do its work, maybe defined zones where items on the floor get handled in a particular way. A possible danger in that you end up living your life in a way that makes it easy for the robot.

    DrP
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    Thikning about this. A robot would certainly help with our endemic dust problem. And woudl encourage us to keep the floors free from junk. Just do the bits it cant manually.

    My house is the same.

    I think a vacuum cleaner is the wrong approach.
    I want a house that vibrates at supersonic frequencies to unsettle all the dust on every surface, then has a whopping great extraction unit that rapidly circulates all the (now dusty) air through a filter.

    Of coure, when the house is empty first….

    DrP

    jimjam
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    whitestone – Member

    To begin with I think they’d be limited to single floor dwellings with furnishings and layout that make things easy or easier for them – fitted wardrobes and the like. Stairs, old/antique furniture, old properties all present problems. They’ll be overcome eventually.

    Flee, flee up the stairs all you want. There’ll be no hiding when they come. Better to take your chances up a tree, and hope that they can’t climb trees…or perhaps set yourself afloat in a small boat and pray they aren’t waterproof.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRj34o4hN4I[/video]

    5thElefant – Member

    We’ve had them for years. They’re just not anthropomorphic.

    Dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, food processor, bread maker…

    Unless you have an, err, unusual requirement for your domestic appliance I can’t see the point of making it look like a person.

    Well no, if you can make a humanoid (or better) robot that can navigate, lift and move as well as a person then you don’t need multiple other machines. It can manually was the dishes, cook your food, split your wood, clean up after you, lift you in and out of bed, give you massages, etc…all the menial tasks you might have a servant do, as opposed to having hundreds of multiple little robots…and if it’s sufficiently life like you might want to have conversations with it about say, Trump. Your opinions on Donald Trump, or driving. How great you used to be at driving, when people used to to drive. Back when Trump was world leader.

    And the robot will say “THAT IS FASCINATING. TELL ME MORE ABOUT WHAT AN EXCELLENT DRIVER YOU WERE. PRIOR TO AUTONOMOUS CARS. WOULD YOU LIKE BEER?”

    wiggles
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    Sex robots ftw

    Also..
    [video]https://youtu.be/Tdlk4qi02rY[/video]

    whitestone
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    @jimjam – I’m going to apply to be a BladeRunner 😆

    jimjam
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    whitestone – Member

    @jimjam – I’m going to apply to be a BladeRunner

    I think I’ll just stockpile weapons in hole, for the aftermath.

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