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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: PraetorianAZ
The desire for cars is dwindling.
Most young people are used to using their phones for transportation. A few clicks and Uber, Lyft, or Mom or Pop, is at the ready.
Beats car notes, insurance payments, gas, and maintenance cost, on minimum wage.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Ford.........Fix Or Repair Daily......This new robot is going to boost jobs in America.
originally posted by: AaarghZombies
a reply to: ufoorbhunter
I don't see it happening any time soon.
I also live somewhere that has - within a mile radius - areas where the paths are old or poorly maintained. Tree roots have pushed up the stones or broken through the surface, or trees have grown so large that they take up most of the path and you have to walk around them. As well as areas where people would smash up a robot just for fun, or try to steal whatever package it was delivering
originally posted by: samkent
This just another gimmick video put out by engineers trying to justify their jobs.
1. Self driving cars will never pull up in someones driveway. I do service calls for a living and I can't tell many times which driveway (left side/right side) is for my intended house.
2. Any engineer will tell you that primary locomotion should always be wheeled. Have the foot be wheeled with 8 inch tires. You can then lift the foot to climb stairs if needed.
3. Packages will need to be scooped onto the robot or in standardized containers. Pointy tennis balls on arms won't work with unbalanced boxes. Heavy boxes would force the arms to press too hard on the sides and damage the contents.
I can see us with standardized locking package receptacles close to the street for mail and boxes. It solves many problems.