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Robots are perfect for building roads. What an idiot.

Here's the first article I found proving his stupidity and laziness for not even bothering to check for sources.


From the Dept of Transportation, no less...
[link to www.fhwa.dot.gov]

"When the Office of Advanced Research was established in April 1992 at the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, robotics -- robot and automation technology -- was made one of the six key areas of research.

Robotics has been used extensively in many fields because it enhances workers' safety, increases production efficiency, and improves the quality of products. It is important to introduce and to encourage use of this technology in highway transportation.

As an ultimate goal, robotics can be used in all phases of highway transportation: production of highway material, construction of highways (including quality control), highway maintenance and operations (including inspection and monitoring), and performance in hazardous and difficult-to-access environments. So far, its use in highway transportation has been limited."

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First Workshop Report -- Automation/Robotics for Road Construction, Maintenance, and Operation, Publication No. FHWA-RD-93-078, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., December 1992.
Second Workshop Proceedings -- Application of Robotics and Automation to Highway Construction, Maintenance, and Operation: Technical State of the Art, Publication No. FHWA-RD-94-051, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., April 28, 1993.
Robotics Application to Highway Transportation, Volume I: Final Report, Publication No. FHWA-RD-94-053, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., expected availability date: February 1995.
Robotics Application to Highway Transportation, Volume II: Literature Search (Resource Materials), Publication No. FHWA_RD-94-054, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., expected availability date: February 1995.
Robotics Application to Highway Transportation, Volume III: Proposed Research Topics and Cost/Benefit Evaluations (Resource Materials), Publication No. FHWA-RD-94-094, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., expected availability date: February 1995.
Robotics Application to Highway Transportation. Volume IV: Proposals for Potential Research (Resource Materials), Publication No. FHWA-RD-94-095, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., expected availability date: February 1995.

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You could put ANYTHING in that sentence as a substitute for 'robot' and he'd still say it.

Remember, 'someone else' always built that. (no matter what 'that' is)
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You could put ANYTHING in that sentence as a substitute for 'robot' and he'd still say it.

Remember, 'someone else' always built that. (no matter what 'that' is)
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He should have said, "An idiot can't be president... OOPS!"
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Robots are perfect for building roads. What an idiot.
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You do realize his cousins african can't even build a decent mudhut
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Robots are perfect for building roads. What an idiot.
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You do realize his cousins african can't even build a decent mudhut
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Which apparently doesn't apply to female african americans.
[link to www.spelbots.org]
"SpelBots, founded in 2004, is Spelman College’s all-female robotics team whose goal is to encourage students and young women of African descent to explore robotics and computer science. The team is led by Andrew B. Williams, Ph.D., the founder and coach of the SpelBots and director of Humanoid Engineering and Robot Systems (HERS) Lab at Spelman College. SpelBots are funded by the National Science Foundation, Boeing, and General Motors."
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I think this one is a close second.

"What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..." –in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying "your Christian faith," which Obama quickly clarified, Sept. 7, 2008
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Is this just Obama, or is it part of a larger anti science agenda?
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Is this just Obama, or is it part of a larger anti science agenda?
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Not sure I would call it "anti-science" but it sure appears to be anti-robotics.

I've pointed out on multiple occasions that China is kicking our asses because of their strategic investments in robotics and industrial automation. Everyone seems convinced that it's all about cheap labor which is incorrect.

Check out the BMW plant in China... not alot of human labor there as you may see.

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This one really got my goat since I watched Elysium. I was thinking the whole time... FUCK, if they can make such great robots that can run around being soldiers, policemen and even parole officers...

WHY THE FUCK can't they use them to clean up the planet.

Kind of ruined the movie for me.
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This one is kinda stupid, I agree... but here you go.

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There are still people out there who listen to that idiot Obama? Doesn't that say more about your intelligence than his?
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The robots took er jerbs!


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There are still people out there who listen to that idiot Obama? Doesn't that say more about your intelligence than his?
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Depends on what you mean by "listen".

Listen as in take anything he says serious? Hell no!

Listen as in reading the news and calling him on his bullshit? Yeah, it's my patriotic duty.

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"As an ultimate goal, robotics can be used in all phases of highway transportation: production of highway material, construction of highways (including quality control), highway maintenance and operations (including inspection and monitoring), and performance in hazardous and difficult-to-access environments. "

we are not there yet so Obama just stated a fact about the current state of technology.
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"As an ultimate goal, robotics can be used in all phases of highway transportation: production of highway material, construction of highways (including quality control), highway maintenance and operations (including inspection and monitoring), and performance in hazardous and difficult-to-access environments. "

we are not there yet so Obama just stated a fact about the current state of technology.
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Not a fact at all. Obama is actually pushing for infrastructure projects because they create lots of useless slave labor jobs for uneducated nincompoops. It's just a political ploy to act like he gives a shit about jobs.

Robots could be tasked for these functions within the year.
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There are still people out there who listen to that idiot Obama? Doesn't that say more about your intelligence than his?
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Depends on what you mean by "listen".

Listen as in take anything he says serious? Hell no!

Listen as in reading the news and calling him on his bullshit? Yeah, it's my patriotic duty.
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To me it would be like calling kindergarteners on their naive and uninformed utterances. To do that elevates the things they say to the level of things adults should be concerned about.

If he is talking about pressing policy issues, like attacking Syria to help the terrorists, or taking steps concerning The Great Global Warming Hoax, yes, we have to pay attention because they signal another round of attempts to destroy America. However, when he says this stuff it has as much value as the sound made by banging on an empty barrel, and deserves no notice other than a mental note that there has obviously been no cure discovered for the common moron.
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You sir, are a moran for not recognizing pandering to the lowest common denominator politics when you see it. This is something they ALL do, including your most precious favorite politician.
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"As an ultimate goal, robotics can be used in all phases of highway transportation: production of highway material, construction of highways (including quality control), highway maintenance and operations (including inspection and monitoring), and performance in hazardous and difficult-to-access environments. "

we are not there yet so Obama just stated a fact about the current state of technology.
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Not a fact at all. Obama is actually pushing for infrastructure projects because they create lots of useless slave labor jobs for uneducated nincompoops. It's just a political ploy to act like he gives a shit about jobs...etc.
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The key here is UNION jobs. Obama just threw the unions under the Obamasocialistcare bus, and now needs to find ways to funnel more government money to the union bosses to keep them from mutinying and refusing to endorse and campaign for Democrats in '14.
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There are still people out there who listen to that idiot Obama? Doesn't that say more about your intelligence than his?
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Depends on what you mean by "listen".

Listen as in take anything he says serious? Hell no!

Listen as in reading the news and calling him on his bullshit? Yeah, it's my patriotic duty.
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To me it would be like calling kindergarteners on their naive and uninformed utterances. To do that elevates the things they say to the level of things adults should be concerned about.

If he is talking about pressing policy issues, like attacking Syria to help the terrorists, or taking steps concerning The Great Global Warming Hoax, yes, we have to pay attention because they signal another round of attempts to destroy America. However, when he says this stuff it has as much value as the sound made by banging on an empty barrel, and deserves no notice other than a mental note that there has obviously been no cure discovered for the common moron.
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We're talking about the most pressing issue here. Everything else is a distraction.

Even wars are all about robots today. Look at the drone issue.

The level of profundity regarding robotics has no equal in the history of civilization.

There are two kinds on people today.

1. People building robots.
2. People waiting to be destroyed by robots.

Choose wisely
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You sir, are a moran for not recognizing pandering to the lowest common denominator politics when you see it. This is something they ALL do, including your most precious favorite politician.
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LOL @ Canadians calling others "morans".

Shup, baby seal killer.
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"As an ultimate goal, robotics can be used in all phases of highway transportation: production of highway material, construction of highways (including quality control), highway maintenance and operations (including inspection and monitoring), and performance in hazardous and difficult-to-access environments. "

we are not there yet so Obama just stated a fact about the current state of technology.
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Check out these pictures (mostly China) and then talk to me about the current state of technology.
[link to www.google.com]

And yes... gantry automation systems are a type of robotics known as "cartesian robots".

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Large cartesian robot gantry system.



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You sir, are a moran for not recognizing pandering to the lowest common denominator politics when you see it. This is something they ALL do, including your most precious favorite politician.
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If this drivel was directed at me, then you can't tell the difference between not recognizing something and not legitimizing it with my attention.
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There are still people out there who listen to that idiot Obama? Doesn't that say more about your intelligence than his?
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Depends on what you mean by "listen".

Listen as in take anything he says serious? Hell no!

Listen as in reading the news and calling him on his bullshit? Yeah, it's my patriotic duty.
 Quoting: StarPath
To me it would be like calling kindergarteners on their naive and uninformed utterances. To do that elevates the things they say to the level of things adults should be concerned about.

If he is talking about pressing policy issues, like attacking Syria to help the terrorists, or taking steps concerning The Great Global Warming Hoax, yes, we have to pay attention because they signal another round of attempts to destroy America. However, when he says this stuff it has as much value as the sound made by banging on an empty barrel, and deserves no notice other than a mental note that there has obviously been no cure discovered for the common moron.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46937823

We're talking about the most pressing issue here...etc.
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Not to Obama. To him, the two most pressing issues are:

1) Help his fellow Muslims advance their goal of establishing a caliphate through wars and terrorism

2) Help his fellow Marxists advance their goal of establishing a world socialist government by destroying the world's capitalist economies and undermining the democratic process.

In these pursuits, robots are a detail; they don't figure prominently in either. Good thing, because Obama doesn't understand them.
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Depends on what you mean by "listen".

Listen as in take anything he says serious? Hell no!

Listen as in reading the news and calling him on his bullshit? Yeah, it's my patriotic duty.
 Quoting: StarPath
To me it would be like calling kindergarteners on their naive and uninformed utterances. To do that elevates the things they say to the level of things adults should be concerned about.

If he is talking about pressing policy issues, like attacking Syria to help the terrorists, or taking steps concerning The Great Global Warming Hoax, yes, we have to pay attention because they signal another round of attempts to destroy America. However, when he says this stuff it has as much value as the sound made by banging on an empty barrel, and deserves no notice other than a mental note that there has obviously been no cure discovered for the common moron.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46937823

We're talking about the most pressing issue here...etc.
 Quoting: StarPath
Not to Obama. To him, the two most pressing issues are:

1) Help his fellow Muslims advance their goal of establishing a caliphate through wars and terrorism

2) Help his fellow Marxists advance their goal of establishing a world socialist government by destroying the world's capitalist economies and undermining the democratic process.

In these pursuits, robots are a detail; they don't figure prominently in either. Good thing, because Obama doesn't understand them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46937823

Robots will obsolete both muslims and marxists. So... he's completely fucked.
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If this drivel was directed at me, then you can't tell the difference between not recognizing something and not legitimizing it with my attention.
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Americans are conflicted about robots, which I feel may have something to do with the Calvinist work ethic-but I can't find that blasted article in business week that snidely castigates all the out of work Americans for not picking up the lute, and implies that the work force has to be kept performing mindless tasks in order to keep them from becoming apathetic.

Lack of robots being make work for the masses, in that case.

Robots-are we ever going to get to the future:



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To me it would be like calling kindergarteners on their naive and uninformed utterances. To do that elevates the things they say to the level of things adults should be concerned about.

If he is talking about pressing policy issues, like attacking Syria to help the terrorists, or taking steps concerning The Great Global Warming Hoax, yes, we have to pay attention because they signal another round of attempts to destroy America. However, when he says this stuff it has as much value as the sound made by banging on an empty barrel, and deserves no notice other than a mental note that there has obviously been no cure discovered for the common moron.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46937823

We're talking about the most pressing issue here...etc.
 Quoting: StarPath
Not to Obama. To him, the two most pressing issues are:

1) Help his fellow Muslims advance their goal of establishing a caliphate through wars and terrorism

2) Help his fellow Marxists advance their goal of establishing a world socialist government by destroying the world's capitalist economies and undermining the democratic process.

In these pursuits, robots are a detail; they don't figure prominently in either. Good thing, because Obama doesn't understand them.
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Robots will obsolete both muslims and marxists. So... he's completely fucked.
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Not as long as the robots have an "off" switch.
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If this drivel was directed at me, then you can't tell the difference between not recognizing something and not legitimizing it with my attention.
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Americans are conflicted about robots, which I feel may have something to do with the Calvinist work ethic-but I can't find that blasted article in business week that snidely castigates all the out of work Americans for not picking up the lute, and implies that the work force has to be kept performing mindless tasks in order to keep them from becoming apathetic.

Lack of robots being make work for the masses, in that case.

Robots-are we ever going to get to the future:


 Quoting: zenobiaphobia


America lead the way in robotic development for 50 years.

It's time to claim our destiny and rid ourselves of the slave mentality that forbids our inheritance.

BTW, I staunchly oppose transhumanism.
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We're talking about the most pressing issue here...etc.
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Not to Obama. To him, the two most pressing issues are:

1) Help his fellow Muslims advance their goal of establishing a caliphate through wars and terrorism

2) Help his fellow Marxists advance their goal of establishing a world socialist government by destroying the world's capitalist economies and undermining the democratic process.

In these pursuits, robots are a detail; they don't figure prominently in either. Good thing, because Obama doesn't understand them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46937823

Robots will obsolete both muslims and marxists. So... he's completely fucked.
 Quoting: StarPath
Not as long as the robots have an "off" switch.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46937823


Unlikely.

Ask yourself, if you were designing a robot that you knew would probably encounter opposition, would you put an "off" switch on it that could be accessed by just anyone?

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