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Robot Town Sagami
« on: January 09, 2017, 04:17:54 AM »
Make of this what you will.

http://akihabaranews.com/2016/11/10/article-en/japanese-robots-robot-town-sagamis-strange-yet-surprisingly-hopeful-anime

The Robot Town Sagami organization is one of several of municipality-wide, private and publicly funded robotics development and promotional ventures in Japan, some of which fall under a broad governmental initiative referred to as the Robotic Technologies and Systems for Next-generation Social Infrastructures. Other examples include Tsukuba Science City and nearby Cyberdyne, Inc.’s proposed Cybernic City.

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Re: Robot Town Sagami
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 09:13:22 PM »
I quite liked it. 2028 though ?

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Re: Robot Town Sagami
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 09:19:51 PM »
I quite liked it. 2028 though ?

Every single example of technology that I saw in that video (except for Astroboy) already exists, at least in prototype form. Twelve years is a bit optimistic for widespread adoption, but I think we can expect to see all of those things coming into general use in our lifetimes. It's a bit confronting when you see everything together like that, and I could have done without the soap opera presentation though.

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Re: Robot Town Sagami
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 09:24:05 PM »
Yeah that's the thing, it took a decade just for people to go from 32 bit to 64 bit. That's where I am coming from. We've seen a lot of robotic things for the home over the years, but I can't recall any that have really caught on - perhaps the Roomba is one. Could be an East/West divide there too though.

Exoskeletons etc I can see happening more as they really do improve people's lives. And other things for people suffering from some form of disability - so I will concede and go with the sentiment.

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Re: Robot Town Sagami
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 09:39:21 PM »
it took a decade just for people to go from 32 bit to 64 bit

No doubt it happened must faster in some industries and countries than in others. I didn't retire my single core 32-bit Linux server until last year, and even then it was only because I wanted to put my quad core 64-bit Linux work station to good use, after I replaced it with my much more powerful workstation class laptop. The reason I made the move to a laptop after 30 years of being desk bound was because I wanted to travel and work at the same time.

I went to the Philippines for a while and it was still 32-bit machines as far as the eye could see. At least half of the brand new machines on sale in stores were still 32-bit. I was teaching some people there to use Linux and hoping that the recent rumours that some major distributions were going to discontinue support for 32-bit architectures weren't true, since they're clearly still so important to some economies.

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Re: Robot Town Sagami
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 02:50:53 PM »
A lot of older items are and can still be used / useful but a lot of companies want consumers to keep up with the Jones' so-to-speak. This "Upgrade shuffle" they have people dancing to has been lining their pockets for years. Sure technology improves and increases in many applications but in the end, it's still about the money!

Aside from the Exoskeleton I didn't see any prosthetic devices and science has made huge advances in improved technology in this field including carbon fiber, flexible sensors and 3D printed applications.

Interesting cartoon but the "ghost of Christmas Future" was a bit of a stretch IMHO.
 
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Re: Robot Town Sagami
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 07:53:28 PM »
Research is one thing, but production is a different story on the other hand. Factories of that particular item would have to be built before advanced tech can become mainstream, in addition the production costs has to be taken very seriously, too -- well that's my call, I have no experience in these knowledge.
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