Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Stealing a Day

December 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments


We need this afternoon to focus on a secret major project (to be discussed openly in this space soon, or so we hope). Wish us luck in trying to mimic the awesome, borderline hypnotic productivity of the Adept Quattro s650H, without which the world couldn’t be suitably awash in Kit Kats.

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  • scottstev

    Wait a minute, all it’s doing is moving the same kit-kats from one conveyor belt to another. We have a long way to go before we get into Terminator or the prologue from Dune. It can’t even grasp simple economic principles yet. Now if it could set up an optimal system of trade between the two belts, then I’d be impressed.

  • hubcap

    Wait a minute, all it’s doing is moving the same kit-kats from one conveyor belt to another
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    It’s like a WPA program for robots. Robot FDR, I salute you!

  • Jordan

    @hubcap

    The thing is that it’s managing to deal with disordered inputs. That’s a much more difficult task to program for than if everything was coming in nice and neat.

  • buskertype

    But it’s worse than that:
    the machine on the other side is taking the nice neat rows of kit kats and sending them back as messy rows of kit kats.

    It’s not a robot FDR, it’s a robot Sisyphus.
    The black robot thinks he’s saving the world from messy kitkats, but in fact he’s living in a false reality like keanu reaves in the matrix, or jim carey in that other movie.

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