In the future our gear may arrive to our homes undamaged courtesy of robots (video)

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  1. bigfoamfinger

    bigfoamfinger Supporting Member

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    What do you mean? UPS, Fed Ex and especially the USPS handle all packages with that level of care already...................................................................
     
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    Except the damage does not occur between the truck and the door or even loading the truck. It happens at the major wearhouse hubs on the sorting conveyor belts with the 3 to 4 foot drops at the intersections. Which means the bot will carefully deliver an already damaged package :(
     
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    Good to see that through all manner of tantrums incorrectly aimed at customers and displays of sheer apathy, the ill-tempered, discontented, job-hating, package-kicking-&-crushing human courier has been gradually putting themselves out of a job, and rendering themselves unredeemable to those interviewing them for their next job.
     
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    I remember the American Tourister commercials. All the gorilla needed was a uniform.
     
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    I'll take robots any day.
     
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    I’ve had really good luck with my deliveries. I had one guy from UPS for so long that I knew him by name and he was really careful with my stuff.

    I haven’t had a damaged package yet. I always do next day air and I won’t order anything that I can’t get next day air on. Maybe that helps.

    I get my amps through Sweetwater. I’ve only ever ordered one guitar.
     
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    Well I stand corrected there is obviously some bad actors.
    Still in all I would guess rather a small %, and still does nothing about the vast majority of damage that occurs sans negligent or apathetic human handling.
     
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    I have a question, if we continue to increase computers and robots in place of humans, the humans will have less money to buy things? Is it a no win situation?
     
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    universal basic income. it’s going to be a necessity.
     
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    Very true. Every delivery driver I've seen handle the packages as if they were newborn babies.
     

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