We’ve written about other stab happy robots back in May and October, and now Mayekawa Electric (which was founded in Japan, of course) just won the top prize in the Small Business and Venture category at the Fourth Robot Awards, which is a thing that exists. They won for their HAMDAS-R robot, which can bone hams (not in the sexy way). They programmed it to carve meat of varying sizes, then gave it a knife. STOP THAT.
The reason that someone thought that giving this robot arm a razor sharp knife to stab meat with was [just to piss me off - Ed.] that boning hams is repetitive task, i.e. something that a robot would be great at. [...] Using these robots, it only takes 10 people to bone 500 hams an hour instead of 20. [BotJunkie]
Yeah, but how many of those ten people get stabbed? And what do the other ten people out of work do now, besides be thankful they aren’t also getting stabbed? I hate you so much, stabbing robots. To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell’s heart, I stab at thee; For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
Um, anyway, there’s a video of this bastard below, as well as a video of the inevitable future when the robots are done stabbing all of us and turn on each other:
This harrowingly realistic documentary is called Exterminator City, by the way.