Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by take your time, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. is that so?

    Well.....not so fast:

  2. Mutineer

    Mutineer Active Member

    ...only if it's programmed to be able to both sense, and curse when it steps in dog-squeeze.
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  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    That robot has a long way to go before it can do all of the stupid :censored2: a human UPS driver has to do. Same as those stupid :censored2:ing electric wagons that move pizzas or whatever up and down city sidewalks. Same as those drones that can drop 1 pound of cardboard on a target in somebody who lives behind a flaming moat and raised drawbridge's back yard because the hassle would make it impractical otherwise.

    Not saying this is you, OP, but people who think UPS drivers are close to robotic replacement do not understand all that the job entails. They have a picture in their heads of what the job is and think the "solutions" they see publicized can or will soon be able to do it. It'll happen eventually, but not soon.
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  4. The end is near!
  5. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    That's at least as good as some preloaders.
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  6. Sure but preloaders can recharge on a ten minute break with a can of Rockstar and a black and mild.

    The robot needs an outlet and at least a couple hours.
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  7. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

  8. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    They should put those things in management right now. Anything is an improvement
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  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    So many other uses come to mind before delivery applications would be used, for example; military, healthcare, police force, highly hazardous jobs ect.
  10. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    I think even our runners are still better than this bot.
  11. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    How will it respond when a dog or several dogs come charging at it?
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

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  14. LeaveIt2Griever

    LeaveIt2Griever FileFileFile

  15. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    You've got to download it to your device, then hit the upload file button when you write a post. Right now you're just linking, which works for YouTube videos.
  16. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We can't get new batteries for our diads that die mid afternoon every day....but they are gonna keep these things reliable. Sure.
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  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You old guys on your desktops are so cute.
  18. Crash-n-Burn

    Crash-n-Burn Over/under

    Next contract: 1000 ups shares to every displaced employee!
  19. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    New batteries aren't hard to get, you just have a lazy management team.
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  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    That's not exactly some big revelation.