Services Rendered

Saturday and I will do nothing but flipping relax…..I try not to dig into current events on my weekends……I just want some time away from the silliness we call the news.

I was sitting there in my easy chair watching the news when an ad came on……there is a company that offers security patrol services, warrant serving, tracking down vandals, parking lot security, etc, etc…..all this is nothing unusual until you see the rest of the story……it is all done with robots…..

Knightscope’s technologies provide real-time access to detections from a fleet of mobile, ground level eyes and ears that enhance situational awareness like never before. Help your officers make smarter, safer, and faster decisions with Knightscope.

Knightscope’s long-term vision is to predict and prevent crime utilizing autonomous robots, analytics and engagement. Crime has a $1+ trillion negative economic impact on the U.S. economy every year and Knightscope is on a mission to cut it in half. Founded in April 2013 in Silicon Valley, Knightscope is a leader in developing autonomous physical security solutions. The Knightscope “Hardware + Software + Humans” approach reduces costs for our clients, provides a 24/7 force multiplier effect as well as advanced anomaly detection capabilities. Our solution includes providing an autonomous physical presence, gathering data from the environment in real-time, and pushing anomalies to our user interface, the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC)

https://www.knightscope.com/about/

Recently a regular reader told me about a machine that makes your Sushi for you……sorry not an idea that gives me a warm fuzzy feeling…..I do not eat raw fish….fuzzy or otherwise…..and then I read about “Flippy”…….

After months of practice in the art of fast food preparation, “Flippy,” has finally taken up a position as grill cook on the line at Caliburger’s Pasadena, Calif., restaurant.

“It’s not a fun job — it’s hot, it’s greasy, it’s dirty,” acknowledges John Miller, the CEO of Cali Group, which runs the international fast food chain.

Even so, it could be the beginning of a bright career for Flippy in an industry that is otherwise notorious for high employee turnover.

It certainly helps that Flippy, a burger-flipping robot developed by Miso Robotics, shows no concern about the low wages, meager benefits or long hours that plague the industry. The robot is reportedly capable of grilling 150 burgers per hour.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/05/590884388/flippy-the-fast-food-robot-sort-of-mans-the-grill-at-caliburger

Seriously?

I get why the auto industry replaced $30 dollar an hour worker with robots…..but now they want to take away the minimum wage jobs also……never fear we all are replaceable and soon.

Time to finish my day with relaxation and some wine…..peace out…..chuq

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7 thoughts on “Services Rendered

  1. There was a BBC report last night that stated ‘Flippy’ the robot burger chef has had to be removed. Apparently, it couldn’t cook the burgers fast enough! 🙂
    Still some hope for humans on slave wages…
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Automated security???

    “Skynet is hiring. Humans need not apply…Well, except as practice dummies.”

    Meanwhile, Flippy is looking to replace the millions of folks working in fast food at minimum wage…because robots have replaced the $30 factory jobs they used to have. And if Flippy fails, some other cheaper, harder working, robot will be there to take his place.

    What a great future we have in store! What’s next? Replacing corner drug dealers with Homie D Dealerbot? (And yes, there ARE weed vending machines in use right now.)

      1. Actual dealer-bots are probably 10 years off…And you sure as shit don’t want to short change that mo’fo. However, weed vending machines currently exist in Vancouver, despite being…”quasi legal”. (After 2.5 years, Trudeau STILL is nowhere near making weed legal, as he promised.)

        Ironically, the vending machine is run by a Vancouver resident with the exact same name as another Vancouver resident I knew back in The Day. If that’s him…he’s sure gone to pot…in more ways than one.

        https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/gq8j9y/i-spent-an-afternoon-at-canadas-first-weed-vending-machine

      2. Here in the US it will never be totally legal….when you have 50 states and federal government that are seldom in sync…….chuq

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