Forget being replaced by flying drones

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scratch, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member


    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Considering how much trouble NASA had with things like this moving themselves, I don't think you have much to worry about yet.
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  3. Tough Guy

    Tough Guy Active Member

    They almost look like mini cylons. Strangely, They didn't mention anything about the automated self defense turrets that are built in to ward off would-be thieves.
  4. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    They also look like they would work really well in snow and ice....

    Ahem. Give it up with the robots.
  5. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    There is a valid thought here.
    Sudden rainstorm, the item now gets soaked unless these things are able to stop and put it in a plastic bag.
  6. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Wonder how many folks know what Cylons are, or dalics for that matter.
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Ask the "Doctor".
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  8. Tough Guy

    Tough Guy Active Member

    I've seen some guy on these forums with a Robert T.S. picture as his avatar. An obscure character from ninja gaiden 2 for the NES.
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I just had a flashback to playing Castlevania and Contra.
  10. margaritaville

    margaritaville Active Member

    All these ideas don't seem effective. Since we would have to re-do our air/road infrastructure. Those things would clog up bike lanes/roadways just like too many drones in the air would be annoying. The cities wouldn't wanna pay a ton of money to re-do everything for certain companies without a big payout.

    I do have a decent idea to kill our job that wouldn't take up much air/road space. But i don't want to post it since i don't want to kill my job.
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Gates. Doors. Stairs. Elevators. Dogs. Snow. Ice. Mud.

    Not happening.
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  12. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    I'm so worried I can't sleep at night.
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  13. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Nothing to see here. Move along...
  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Even if they were somehow made "smart" enough to navigate all the obstacles we face on a daily basis, the problem of battery power is insurmountable. The most radically advanced battery technology we have today is still many generations behind what would be necessary to make robots of any kind a viable delivery system. Look at the size and weight of the battery pack on a forklift that moves pallets around in a flat warehouse and then try to imagine that amount of power being available to robots or a drone that might have to travel many miles to deliver a single package. The technology for such a battery simply isnt there.
  15. CoolArrow

    CoolArrow Member

    By the time robots and drones replace UPS drivers your grandchildren will be dead and gone. I'm more worried that the sun will burn out in about 5 billion years...what then??
  16. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member


    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    That, sir, is the Jedi power I covet the most.
  18. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

    The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded, aka management.
  19. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    Tricia Helfer: The only thing I remember about Battlestar Galactica
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Very distracting.