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Top ten countries by industrial robots (from IEEE Spectrum)
« on: January 11, 2009, 12:14:59 PM »
The Rise of the Machines



And a interesting comment about industiral robots and immigration:

"#4 posted by Rindan , January 9, 2009 10:16 AM"

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"Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. The obvious advantage Japan has is that is spurs technological innovation. Generally, an aging population and a shrinking worker pool is a bad thing because you have more and more workers supporting non-workers. Japan is blunting some of the pain of this demographic reality by innovating with robots to boost the productivity of the remaining workers. Productivity boosts help some, and they lead to nifty robots, but they still pay the price. Goods in Japan are horrifically expensive by American standards."
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Re: Top ten countries by industrial robots (from IEEE Spectrum)
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 12:11:10 AM »
Well it's a shame that Latin America suck at robots xD

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Re: Top ten countries by industrial robots (from IEEE Spectrum)
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 07:37:42 PM »
well that sucks america is low (time to move to Japan lol)

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Re: Top ten countries by industrial robots (from IEEE Spectrum)
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 08:46:52 PM »
Time to move to Belgium - great beer !
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Re: Top ten countries by industrial robots (from IEEE Spectrum)
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 12:29:08 PM »
Time to move to Belgium - great beer !
not much else though.
(sorry Belgium.)

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Re: Top ten countries by industrial robots (from IEEE Spectrum)
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009, 12:48:26 PM »
We need more jobs not less jobs. Robots should be used to improve our productivity along side of us, not take over for us completely.

I'm a Unix Admin by trade, and I guess the equivalent would be me writing scripts to to tedious tasks, but at the same time the more scripts I have, the less job security I have  ;)

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Re: Top ten countries by industrial robots (from IEEE Spectrum)
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2009, 10:55:50 PM »
well that sucks america is low (time to move to Japan lol)
Not quite . . . its robots per 10000 human workers, not total robots. The US gets a lot of low-wage immigrants so it definitely reduces the financial incentive to have more robots. Japan on the other hand only allows high-wage immigrants to move into the country - you need a minimum of a college degree to immigrate to there. No one with a college degree will accept low wages and manual labor!

Now if you saw a graph representing the number of robot research papers published per country, you'd see that Carnegie Mellon University alone annually produces twice that of the entire country of Japan. Represent! :P

 


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