Over the years we have all come to the realization that eventually, robots will be able to replace human jobs. We have started to see this already with some technology in medicine. However, the news that caught my eye was that the company we all know to be technologically enhanced, Goole, has been conducting an experiment teaching robot arms how to "interact with their environment". This project has been so much more than simply creating robots, but having the technology to teach them as well. John Wenz stated; "Essentially, Google outfitted the arms with basic optical sensors and a neural network, or artificial brain capable of learning." Basically, by saying this, Wenz is confirming that these robots can in fact, learn from mistakes, and function as if they were the arms of humans. A test was run in this project. The test was to find a specific object within a pile of multiple objects. After finding the object, the robots had to learn which position was the best way to then go about holding the object without breaking it. So overall, this test not only evaluated the robot arms' ability to grasp an object, but look at what it is given, find what is the correct object, and complete the task with ease. Wenz stated; "The researches said it's essentially hand-eye coordination."
The overall goal of this project is to have robots to sort objects as a job. However, there are currently humans who do this job. So my concern is that as well continually develop into the new technological advancements with robots, that there will no longer be simple jobs for citizens of our countries to do. As bad as this sounds, there are a large amount of individuals within our country that do not have basic level education, or if they do they do not have a college education. These jobs keep many of these lower level education citizens from living on the street. These simple tasks are what feed families and provide shelter. So yes, this advancement is technologically amazing. However, I feel it will also come with many problems, including an increase in unemployment within the states.