EXESKELETONS AND TEACHING ROBOTS

EXESKELETONS AND TEACHING ROBOTS

This story was spotted by M.G. who passed it along, with our thanks. It's one of those stories that may not seem all that significant, until one connects a few dots, and connects a few technologies not referred to in the article. So without further ado, the article:

https://www.de24.news/2020/10/exoskeleton-suits-transform-car-factory-workers-into-human-robots.html

Note what's going on here:

Wearable technology takes on a different meaning in the world of automobiles. As employees get older and younger and avoid the idea of ​​working on a factory production line, auto companies are looking for ways to lighten the load.

High tech exoskeletons are being studied by companies like Hyundai Motor Co., Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. The technology originally developed to help people who can no longer walk or stand alone, relieves fatigue and prevents injuries. It’s especially useful for repetitive processes that can’t be automated, even when robotics is making great strides in the industry.

All types of businesses have an “emphasis on corporate social responsibility and occupational safety” and strive to prevent workplace injuries, said Xu Zhenhua, founder of ULS Robotics, a Shanghai-based company that provides exoskeletons to automakers, airport operators, and other industrial manufacturers.

ULS Robotics is developing three exoskeletons that workers can wear to hold and lift heavy equipment. One is for the upper body, another goes around the waist, and the third focuses on the lower limbs. The first two weigh about seven kilograms each and allow the wearer to lift another 20 kilograms. They are powered by a lithium battery with a lifespan of around six to eight hours. (Emphasis added)

Many people have blogged about the rise of robotics, including this author, and more importantly, former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Catherine Austin Fitts, who has offered the hypothesis that moves are afoot to robotize everything, including to the extent to make robots "legal persons" for taxation purposes.

With that in mind, I want to focus on this line in the above quotation: "It's especially useful for repetitive processes that can't be automated, even when robotics is making great strides in the industry." It's that line that forms the core of today's high octane speculation. Suppose for a moment that you had some manufacturing process that could not be automated, and you needed to learn how to automate it. Solution? Have the humans wear exoskeletons with computer memory that recorded every step of the manufacturing process, including such things as retrieving needed supplies for certain steps, or deciding when one process needed to be suspended in order to work on another. Over time, a database is accumulated allowing one to dispense with the exoskeleton - and the human worker wearing it - and replace it, and him or her, with a robot.

And with that possibility, we're in Isaac Asimov Foundation trilogy territory, as more and more is robotized and run by technocrats behind computer screens, until the inevitable breakdowns occur, and no one remembers how to actually make things...

See you on the flip side...

55 thoughts on “EXESKELETONS AND TEACHING ROBOTS”

  1. Loxie Lou Davie

    Once again I refer everyone to “Artificial Intelligence Dangers to Humanity” by CYRUS A. PARSA.

    While researching, he found that A.I. has imbedded in its program(how ever many programs there are) Extinction Codes for Humanity….that, in itself, should wake us up to the End Game here!!

    Some claim that the weather programming that has been happening is the program of some A. I. system. We, The Normies, would have no clue, would we?!!!

    Speaking of the exoskeletons….I remember one of the wh. bl’s telling of his experience using one on one of his “missions”. It would seem that things they are now beginning to “leak” to the public have loooooong been in operation!! 😉

    Same goes for Jump Rooms which are simply teleportation by another name…..we can already DO that, but it is not public knowledge!! Maybe The Public will never be brought up-to-speed!! The masses will slowly be weeded out thru’ various programs…”killing us softly”???

    1. anakephalaiosis

      The freshness in thinking is jumping, out of one’s own brain box.

      The brain is a machine, and it must always be kept under lid. It is a dragon.

      The epistemic paradox occurs, when the brain attempts to understand itself.

      That breaks the seventh seal.

  2. um Ladies and Gentlemen (and no others please), please consider the path these folk have taken so far and the path they seem determined to take now.

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    UC Productions
    The Great Communist Reset. The Documentary.
    The plans Yuri Bezmenov told us about. Plans not dreams.

    1. Ze path zaht leads to ze zummit of ee-vil, as Herr Schwab might say. Talk about D!ck Cheney without the warmth and charm… The WEF and its intended path are perhaps the greatest threat to humanity today.

      1. Loxie Lou – Are you just clicking on the link? If so, it won’t work. You need to copy the link, then paste it into your browser’s address bar, and it will work.
        ZDB puts a break after “bit” in links to bit chute, so his post won’t automatically be flagged to be moderated before it can be posted. If you write “bit chute” as one word, the moderation software detects what it thinks is a swear word. (ZDB: Right?)

    1. Loxie Lou Davie

      ZDB….It seems they can’t put H on the ticket because of the W laptop??? Maybe there will BE no election????

  3. I think this is just a step toward the ultimate goal of permanently merging human and machine, for tasks that can’t be done by AI alone. Like the “organic technology” in Babylon 5–you know, humans used as the central processing unit in machines.

    1. Yep, I think “organic technology” as depicted in Babylon 5 – plus the invisible “handlers” on people’s shoulders – is what got the series buried for a couple of decades. Star Trek went into syndication, Babylon 5 did not…

  4. well they will have to have better technology than my 54v cordless chainsaw which blew up with only a little abuse and sawdust found inside it… and cannot be recoiled (I took it apart).

    1. Sorry Pierre, I was going to suggest the excellent technology of Stihl’s battery powered chainsaw, when I pressed ‘report this comment’ instead of ‘reply’.
      Surprisingly easy to lose eye/finger co-ordination some days!

  5. Hate to be strapped in and have the thing malfunction at the worst opertune time. I don’t think they care about workers but are after research data on this tech to be used in other robotic applications. Super soldiers and possibly super construction workers. But in the long run they likely hope to digitalize human intuitiveness from the collected sensory data.

    1. Every manager (especially those working at home) has got to be feeling used this way right now. Military leaders too.

  6. To the several literary references mentioned in this post, I would like to add EM Forsters short story ‘The Machine Stops’ (1909). A most prescient foretelling of a world run by technology and what appears clearly to be the internet! Humanity is separate from the natural world and isolated from each other only interacting through ‘The Machine’. I used to think it was science fiction, but no longer, (and a very strange subject for someone like Forster)!
    And of course it is available free online:-
    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Machine_Stops

    1. Thank you for the link! I look forward to reading it.
      You wouldn’t also happen to be the person who posted the link for the sheer masks, would you? I’m trying to remember who that was.

    2. Thanks, Jen you beat me to it The Machine Stops there also a video made of this story on Vimeo. I read the story on io9.com years ago except for the mention of airships the story could have been written in 2009. And remember Jen science fiction at it’s best is tomorrow news.

    3. Loxie Lou Davie

      Reminds me of a story I had to listen to in H.S. called “The Pedestrian”!! Guy gets arrested for taking a walk!! “Don’t you have a Viewing Screen?”, he was asked!! I didn’t understand the significance of the story back then, but sure do now!!!

      1. A story by Ray Bradbury based on a incident that happened personally. He was stopped by police while taking an evening walk.

        1. Robert Barricklow

          Marcos,
          Soon they’ll be stopping you to check for your invisible tattoo[like the 20th century’s Nazi used to check for your papers].

          Or, think of the Swiss legend William Tell; where all the peasants were forced to salute the hat on a post by the imperial governor.
          It is the gesture of submission that matters!
          [the wearing your masks. And don’t forget to cover your nose]. Those Security nose jobs are invaluable to the 21st Century’s economy!
          Refusing, marks you as an enemy and a target.
          Welcome to the 20th-worst century’s medical technocracy.

  7. Robert Barricklow

    Why id data the new gold?
    Because of AI[LIHOP/MIHOP]?
    On to today’s blog …

    First of all, let’s no kid ourselves. AI has determined that humans are obsolete. There needed now to train their executioners. Yes, humans were genetically engineered to be smart and dumb in one fell cognative dissonance swoop

    1. Robert Barricklow

      AI got me again … [I was editing my atrocious spelling]
      Yes, humans were genetically engineered to be smart and dumb, in one fell Shakespearean swoop.

      White Rabbit [already running late too late … ]

    2. Robert Barricklow

      All this data is being geared to not only replace humans; but nature as well. As if Earth is being terraformed to accommodate; either new landlords, and/or absentee landlords making a return to their property.

    3. Robert Barricklow

      AI dominates the web; first through high frequency trading and advertising. Major scientific breakthroughs in AI and machine learning were made possible by a few of these monopoly platforms, where their wealth was derived from. Some may argue that these companies have strong ties to intelligence agencies, like the CIA. This, in turn, leads to this point: to administrate at scale, governments and large bureaucracies need to be able to see the world clearly.
      For example, Catherine Fit’s taxation system needs to create a system of fixed identities so that governments can track which people have paid their taxes; and eventually, will require cultural changes to be reflected in the populations that previously did not use them. In other words governments must shape the world in order to carry out their administration of it.
      Social media is no different; so they’ll use structured tags such as “like” and “favorite” because these render sentiments easy to measure.
      Long story short; we’ve been taught how to interact w/other people online by platforms[read AI] built to by and sell our attention.
      In all human forms of endeavor, AI is crunching the human data in googleplex numbers. AI is using both machine learning and shear brute strength, to replace the human w/robotic machines and/or algorithmic software – all up & down the food chain.

      [Finally? I can’t begin to say how many interruptions it took to write a simple comment]

      1. Robert Barricklow

        Finally, one might ask then/
        What’s AI’s solution to this “fix-it” dilemma?
        Answer:
        Human is NOT part of the solution.
        Human IS The problem.

        IMO

        1. Lol did A.I. “help” however many “past” civ’s ON this Planet & off ? ….doesn’t look like it to me ?¿? … there just seems to be remnants “littered” On/Off

          ALL over the place …”these” critters ( pun intended) …what is IT “they” want ? more THAN ANYTHING “they” WANNA look like US
          walk like US & quake like US …but. ” they” can’t. what is IT about US
          WE got …..that “they” want ?
          (& apparently they can’t/never have)

          …funny how LIFE

          just keeps throwing “they/them” …ah curveball/slider/changeup & FASTBALLS right down the middle

          & “they” swing & miss

          foul em off

          Or just stand there

          Looking 😤😤😤

          folks WE r gonna BE alright

          all’s we gotta B ….

          is ourselves good IS easy 😁

          Evil is just sooooooo hard 😈. don’t get me wrong … fights coming

          it ALWAYS come down ta it

          always life just seems ta have a way 😀😁😉

          1. Robert Barricklow

            Randy
            Yes, AI isn’t satisfied w/just imitating life; it wants to be alive.
            And, if it can’t have that; than nobody can.
            It keeps pushing the envelope; but, like the moon’s reflection, life will remain an illusive target for AI.

  8. I’m not so sure this isn’t a case of the seriously inbred, Technocratic elite drinking a bit too deeply from their own Kool Aid. If their goal is to reduce the human population to half a million for micromanagement purposes while attempting to maintain their lifestyles, robots would be the preferred method of going about it for obvious reasons. However, there are certain things that robots simply can not do no matter how well programmed they are. Some things require intuitive and cognitive abilities which only humans can provide and, at present, are incapable of self repair. Hence the need for that minimum, totally controlled work force.
    Your mention of Asimov’s Foundation series, which also brings into play his pre history of the Robot series. is interesting. In some respects we may be witnessing an infant version of that. The mathematicians which used his psycho-history to direct the course of mankind is a rather interesting idea, one which the technocratic elite would embrace and may be attempting to emulate.
    Asimov realized it was a double edged sword, hence his second foundation to counter balance the foundation, should events materialize which the one could not foresee. I’m not so sure our current crop of technocratic elite are that wise. They are currently a bit too focused on their endgame to the exclusion of all else.
    If history has taught us anything, it is the sleeping masses will tolerate only so much before they have had enough and rise up to put an end to it. It is a numbers game, and they will always be the smaller number, hence their absolute need for total control; a goal which they will never achieve. They are simply too reliant on those sleeping masses and that will never change. If they were truly as wise as they have convinced themselves to be, they would understand this.

    1. Let’s hope so. However, as one venture capitalist said to Ms Fitts “we dont need humans, AI can do everything”. Apparently even those nuanced intuitive and cognitive facilities can be learned by machines over time according to those who work in this field. Half a million seems a little ambitious to me!

      1. I should say those nuanced intuitive and cognitive facilities can be learned by machines over time but only *with the help of humans*.

        1. There are those who believe the merging of man and machine will lead to a viable solution to mans mortality. I’m not one of them. I fail to see how a Borg like existence is superior to our present one, limited as it is.
          I tend to believe that there is more to a human than just the “bag of mostly water”. There is an ethereal component, call it mind or soul, which we simply do not yet comprehend and, most likely, will never be able to install into a machine; and without it we will be lesser beings.

          1. Couldnt agree more. God is in us. Could AI paint the Cistine Chapel? Could AI write Hamlet? Could AI write Ode to Joy or Bohemian Rhapsody? Could AI have written and directed Space Odyssey 2001 ? Could AI ‘be’ Clark Gable or Maria Callas? I could go on… As ‘smart’ as it is may be, AI is sterile, humorless, lacks beauty and moral conscience.

          2. Previous comment was to WD’s point.

            To Kaibosch’s point – Agreed there too. The elite are creating mechanical beings in their own image: sterile, humorless, and lacking beauty, moral conscience, and imagination.

          3. All the evidence we need is in the journey. Regardless of the destination, the journey is everything. What one does on that journey to reach the goal tells all. My guess is we misconstrue the spmotu and/or their electric sheep. Given the paths they take, looks like their goals and journey are different than what we think it is.

          4. There are some who believe that Souls will not inhabit bodies which are too dumbed-down for creativity. Souls reject them, for due cause. The PTB (or SPMotU) are seemingly trying to breed-down humanity towards the ‘edge’ of that level – to still have Souls inhabit the body, but not be able to influence it. Hence, easily-programmed Sheeple…

            (Some insist the body cannot live without a Soul. Others speculate that the body can indeed live, but you end-up with something like the Grey ‘worker class’.)

    2. ‘they ‘ live in a dead world where they want to control nature; earthquakes, weather, food, money, and time. They want control because they can’t create. They have no emotions and are envious of our ability to create from our heart. They already are AI … Artificial! AI taking over this planet is themselves and ‘what ‘ they are not human.
      They understand the human psyche and then use our emotions against us.
      Why does it Feel so good to spend time in nature. It’s something they can’t experience, Joy-full and free.

  9. Yep, another machine learning example. Note the stealth angle entry point which is always “this is to help the human”. Same with the neural interface tech designed to help – sorry ’empower’ – those with cognitive impairment or disability. Its always delicately guinea-pigged on a minority (championed as “inclusivity”) prior to being steam-rollered out on the majority. Its the tip-toe towards replacement before the big move-over. Machine learning is being implemented all over industry. If we assume that the stoopid19 injectible contains nanotech/biosensor, it becomes obvious as to why they want to inject medical/health service personnel first – because they will be training the AI how to do their jobs and there are big savings to be made on staff costs, rationalising care and outsourcing decision making to AI platforms (notice your “tech [AI] assistant” popping up everywhere now following lockdown?). I believe that a key objective of the 3 year Q operation was to train AI how to conduct a mind control propaganda campaign in order to manipulate different groups into being neutralised, co-opted, compliant, radicalised and so on. They’re rolling up the Q op. now (under the guise of blanket censorship) ahead of an all-new upskilled roll-out for the vacks propaganda op. Its already started judging by the schema they’re using. It was a machine learning exercise as well as an actual op. They have software which tracks the phylogeny of a real or virtual virus which allows for phylodynamic analysis of its evolution e.g. https://virological.org/t/phylodynamic-analysis-176-genomes-6-mar-2020/356
    This analytical software can just as easily be used to analyse and understand a ‘viral’ social movement as a real genomic event if you have the data (which they have). It would enable you to discover where the ‘hot spots’ are and in turn where the money shots will be. Kerching. This is a major dimension of what is going on right now but is almost entirely missing from commentary and analysis in the independent space which is as focused on Edvard Munch O-face screechy headlines almost as much as the lamestream is. Big Tech and Bank isn’t going to annouce “we are now going to inject you so that we can replace you” is it? They need a simple story. Remember the soft toy they handed out at Plandemic Event 2$1 ? Ta-da! Enter the bunny-faced virus.

    1. How I have chosen which narratives to follow, which seem most plausible is a combination of what seems most easily achieved by the Trojan Horse building spmotu and what takes the culture in the directions they have already stated they want to go.

      The craziest scheme only sounds crazy to those who never considered such thoughts while busy with what most of us consider more worthy thoughts.

      https://www.bit
      chute.com/video/lKCTkLJbtT4/
      POSSIBLE LEAKED ROADMAP FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF THE AGENDA
      Computing Forever
      20 min and the kid speaks clearly allowing 2x speed.

      Faced a normie friend today with prospect that Trudeau is such a good guy, he is forgiving all debt in Canada – mortgages, student loans, credit cards – ALL debt. My friend was good with that. When confronted with meaning of that he argued that wealthy people running govt have more money than we do and can do it. I offered the example of a waiter who promises free dinners for life from here on – on a waiters salary – a salary no longer supplemented with diners’ tips and checks.

      My friend still pretended to have no problem with Trudeau – until I told him the hook. Give up all claim to private property now and for all of the future. My friend is a bit less normie now. Especially after considering lockdowns and food rationing that cause unemployment, starvation, induced and mandated medical procedures – FASCISM. He and I currently work underemployed jobs delivering free food to poor families in a less affluent part of town. These folk mostly are not working. And our jobs are not much better.

      Interesting times. What are the odds these gladio twists on the homeland will continue as a world war is ramped up and executed?

  10. Reading the cited article, I am more drawn to the inference that human ‘exoskeletons’ are better for fundamentally unique circumstances. Yes, more jobs can be automated by databases on movement and extrapolating from that. Factory-based stuff.

    However, there will always be some degree of truly-chaotic circumstances. For those, a human-in-the-suit is optimum. Machines can really screw things up, when outside their operating parameters. The human brain/mind is a magnificent, adaptable supercomputer…

    I could also see these civilian exoskeletons as ‘camouflage’ for military applications. Read the excellent SF novel by Robert Heinlein, Starship Troopers (do not watch the movie of the same name). In the book, exoskeletons feature prominently in an armed ‘bounce-and-move’ style of warfare. Really formidable.

    Present ‘white world’ technology is nowhere close to this, but ‘black world’ tech may be close. We may be watching conditioning releases which are preparing the public for this ‘breakout’…

    1. On the positive side, I could also see exoskeletons ‘in reverse’ as trainers. Many sports and other ‘instant response’ venues rely on ingrained knee-jerk reactions. Getting-in a pre-trained exoskeleton which then moves the body a thousand times in the required manner could facilitate those mind-body connections.

      Of course, this ‘training’ can be used or abused. In Frank Herbert’s Heretics of Dune, (1984) the feared Bene Gesserit are outmatched by a derivative ‘Order’ called Honored Matres. These ladies have learned to move instantaneously from their subconscious, bypassing the ‘delay’ caused by brain processing. They are really deadly:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honored_Matres
      “The Honored Matres exercise a form of what the Bene Gesserit refer to as prana-bindu, but they execute movement at a speed that far outmatches that of their Bene Gesserit contemporaries. This is coupled with their fighting style, known as ‘Hormu’, which is centered on the use of kicks to weak points on the body. The combination of these produces a warrior that is superhumanly fast and more than a match for any fully trained Reverend Mother in direct combat.”

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