Robots Possibly Replacing Humans In The Future!

Admin | Published 2017-01-26 04:16
Technological advancements have become rampant in the recent years of human innovation. Machines, in the simplest terms, make work easier to do. Siddhartha Srinivasa is a brilliant programmer from Madras, India. People were remarkably impressed when he released his personal project – HERB “A.K.A” Home Exploring Robot Butler. During the younger years of Siddhartha, he was already known to be a computer-wizard in his locals. He was able to program his father’s PC to play chess at the young age of 8. Srinivasa started his own Computer Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh after he took up Math, Physics and Computer Science in India. Presently, he was able to create HERB, a robot that could do almost anything human hands can. HERB is able to do tasks such as unload the dishwasher, and take a role in a play. The invention of HERB got companies buzzing on this revolutionary mechanism. Kraft Foods, a world-renowned company, and the makers of Oreo, called Siddhartha to challenge him on a dare. “We have an Oreo challenge and we would like HERB to separate the Oreo from the cream,” Kraft Foods said. Siddhartha Srinivasa realized that this would be a difficult challenge for HERB to overcome. The Home Exploring Robot Butler is yet to encounter a delicate material such as an Oreo. He wasn’t able to complain as Kraft Foods has already made up their mind, “We are going to come in two weeks and [tape] the robot. We don’t care if it succeeds or not.” Unluckily, the results weren’t ideal. The process was frustrating the robot as Oreos don’t follow an exact measurement on its thickness – The Oreo cookie algorithm failed. However, the project wasn’t a total failure. Siddhartha Srinivasa said in an interview, “It only worked two of 10 times.” In the same interview, Siddhartha wishes he would someday be replaced by a robot, “I hope someday that a lot of the things I do get replaced by a robot so I can focus on the things I love doing.”
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