6 thoughts on “Meh, Close Enough

  1. This was a a test, Phil, so the programmer(s) could see if/where the program screwed up. I did a LOT of that when I was designing robotic pick-and-place machinery. Test, fix, test, fix, test, fix, – you get the idea. Pretty boring sometimes. Pretty dangerous, others.
    Some of the bugs I had were pretty subtle, especially when it involved math, because the processors I had to work with were pretty limited. Ah, the life of a Controls Engineer!


  2. Phil,
    I agree, many people are afraid of both robots and AI.
    I read an article about a woman who killed her husband and dismembered him with a hatchet, at the bottom of the online story was an Amazon ad for a nice hatchet.
    Great job AI


  3. Designed by the same people who sent a Mars probe into the Martian planetary surface at terminal velocity, because meters and feet are almost the same thing.

    College degrees: Making empty-headed Scarecrows think they’re Professors since the 10th century.


  4. I ran an aluminum furnace in an aluminum injection molding plant, with several of these types of robots. Just simple ones, doing basic, repetitive tasks. But if they screwed up, the mess they caused was often enormous.
    Often the problem was some flashing had built up over time, and blocked an electric eye, or the like. It would not happen if a worker was monitoring it, but it’s all about saving a few bucks, at the expense of lots of money and down time.


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