Re: Smart way to approach robotics
I have a totally opposed vision and expections to the one you have. :) I can't wait to the time when people can spend more time on interesting tasks to make the most of their time on this life leaving all the boring, repetitive tasks at all levels to robots.
Life is too short to spend too much time performing tasks than even necessary they are not really rewarding. It's just stuff that has to be done.
Robots like Baxter, and many other AIs, can work together with humans and help by doing the boring and repetitive stuff, which I doubt anyone enjoys.
Workers who perform repetitive tasks in production lines do it because they didn't have the chance to get a better education to get a better job, or maybe not getting a better education was their choice.
Online education is going to help there bringing more affordable, or free education closer to those who want to get further in life.
I can't imagine that someone would say they love to screw caps onto toothpaste tubes eight hours a day. How can that affect the brain? After a while it's practically impossible to focus and you naturally slow down.
Robots can go on and on at the same speed. And the workers who did the boring stuff before can be in charge of the robots' maintenance, programming, etc.
"There is value in working through the really boring stuff to get to the interesting bits."
What could be the best example of that?