A recent news I read about humanoid robots. Here are some questions that occurs in general people’s mind about humanoid robots. At least I am thinking of these questions when some one says we will have a human looking robot near to do things like grocery shopping.
a. menial jobs—— yes we need help in it– but the things tasks are dynamic- our problems are changing rapidly— who predicted land slides recently, can he/she – humanoid robot handle it — if not — why not to start from basics in AGI for robots ?
And if yes— so first prove to solve the challenges of “artificial general intelligence” (AGI) problems. Strong AI. The tasks there are needed as a screening to be used on any real world challenge be it anything on real life by machine. It needs AGI.
b. where will you get the raw materials to make it ? Why not make natural raw materials for robots, when chicken can be grown in labs now, when flour can be made from algae in labs, why cant raw materials for robot body be made in labs, just like nails. This would minimize the use of plastics in not just robotics but else where as well.
c. would it be recyclable ? The point (b) above answered this. Further, the chips and metals can be melted in their own forms deep down in empty mines. Where the high atmospheric pressure shall act and separate them with the seismic movements. This is a proposal, I am not a geologist nor a mining engineer. Just a solution provider.
d. it looks like humans so would they have human rights too?
e. would you mine earth to make gadgets used in it? if so – how much? Will segments in earth crust one day become hollow from inside? (c) above provided the solutions
f. what are the side effects of making humanoid robots in highly populated places. Well, it may get to learn there as well.
g. so many unemployed in world, why no one talks of giving humans employments ? Its here to do the tough tasks, which are not suitable to humans. Just like, computers were made to do mathematical calculations which humans could not perform as much fast as computers, slowing it helped mankind for better purposes. Same way for Robotics, its a nascent stage right now.
h. do we want robots to choose for us and make decision making for us? They can always provide us with their solutions and let be known what were ours. Part of learning for robots and a glimpse of laughter for humans, at least till robots grow sophisticated.