June 27, 2011

Barack Obama Keeps Eye on Robots


At a speech made at Carnegie Mellon last week, Prez Obama applauded their efforts in advanced research and pledged for government assistance with AMP, an advanced manufacturing program between R&D and businesses. During his speech he commented, "One of my responsibilities as commander-in-chief is to keep an eye on robots. I'm pleased to report that the robots you manufacture here are peaceful, at least for now."

During his visit, he was shown some mini-bots that were used to explore pipes, and those that can mow lawns, scrape paint and defuse bombs. Seems almost an oxymoron to create robots who will eventually replace workers unless you consider that most will be doing those nasty jobs that are hazardous to humans. Hit the link to view his entire speech.


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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 27, 2011 11:29 AM
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