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I did not know this technology was so far advanced

  1. Apr 12, 2008 #1
    Fantastic and kinda spooky vid showcasing Flex Pickers. I didn't know what they were either.

    http://video.stumbleupon.com/#p=d3zf25dmju
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2008 #2

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    mmmm pain au chocolade.
     
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    Wow I never though muffin organization could be so cool...


    Does this make me a nerd?
     
  6. Apr 12, 2008 #5
    I love muffins.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2008 #6

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    How it's Made a program on the Discovery Channel shows all kinds of robotic manufacturing technology. There are a lot of videos from the program on Youtube. Sometimes it is more interesting to watch something that is still hand made.:wink:
     
  10. Apr 13, 2008 #9

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    This one's pretty cool:

    "Self-assembling self-replicating robots"
     
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  11. Apr 13, 2008 #10
    Can they make cookies? :wink:
     
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  12. Apr 13, 2008 #11
    Sort of off topic, but if I get a bachelors in physics, can I still end up working on robots or AI? I am still really interested in that, but not sure what to do if I want to pursue that further.
     
  13. Apr 13, 2008 #12

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    Seems kind of inefficient to me. I mean, they package those nice yummy chocolate muffins with the boring chocolate chip ones...what a waste. :rolleyes: :biggrin:

    (I noticed a few sausages escaping earlier in the video too.)
     
  14. Apr 13, 2008 #13
    You would definately like the tv show how its made. The title is self explanatory.
     
  15. Apr 13, 2008 #14

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    The sausage picking was kinda scary. I had this image of a company office party. Drunken coworkers sneak off to the assembly line room for a romantic interlude. Long story short: naked man + accidentally activated sausage picker. I'll leave the resulting newspaper headline to your imaginations.
     
  16. Apr 13, 2008 #15
    I am pretty sure that the machines are very gentle. I mean, the muffins and sausages aren't damaged.
     
  17. Apr 13, 2008 #16

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    One hopes!
     
  18. Apr 14, 2008 #17

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    If you have a passion for something and you're intelligent, you can end up doing it. If you want to be designing robots or AI though, that sounds like computer science and programming.
     
  19. Apr 14, 2008 #18
    Damn. :frown:
     
  20. Apr 14, 2008 #19

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    Poop, do they have any AI classes at your school? Could you fit one into your schedule just to try it out?
     
  21. Apr 14, 2008 #20

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    I would suspect that the vision system detected some flaw, making them unsuitable for packaging, those must be headed for the recycle line.
     
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