DailyDirt: Robots That Ask, 'Would You Like Fries With That?'

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Robots are poised to take over a LOT of repetitive tasks that people are still doing because it's been hard to get computer vision and robot arms to replicate some kinds of detailed work. Machines are getting a better quickly, though, and plenty of manual labor jobs could be eliminated in the near future. Automation isn't quite ready to take over a huge fraction of the labor market just yet, but it might not be too long before no one will be able to joke about young kids looking for an unskilled job and upselling fries with a fast food order. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

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    AnaNon, 16 May 2015 @ 2:52am

    Dishes? There aren't any that need cleaning when utensils and containers can be made from inexpensive biodegradable materials. At this point its an engineering puzzle of how many different "meals" can be made with a limited selection of ingredient types. Likely to make the news will be a visible unit that lets you see a sandwich being prepared.

    Also expect blatant lies about freshness and improved product quality. It may even deny service if it recognizes you. And if you think the machine won't spit in your meal, just see if its mechanical lubricant passed medical safety standards or if it's classified as an industrial product. Like the "food" it makes.

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