Fri 20 May, 2011 03:20 am
i found lots of benefits, but i need disadvantages as well,,,,,,help please!!=)
A lot of the disadvantages tend to be people either expecting robots to do something they currently cannot (such as make ethical decisions) or misinterpreting what a robot is (a refrigerator is not a robot, even though they are both electronically-based) or due to expense. This is not to say that robots are uniformly wonderful, but often the definition is simply unknown.
Prior to robotics, people did all the manufacturing work and were paid well to do it. (Think auto manufacturing jobs in the 1950s vs today.)
Placing too much trust in robotics systems might result in complacency on the part of the human owners.
Anything that does twice as much work in half the time can also do trice as much damage if it fails (before someone can stop it).
Asimov's 'Foundation' trilogy explored human dependency on robots under his 1st law of robotics.
Not "Foundation". It was his Robot series.
Asimov's stories carried a common thread--the final Book of the Foundation series connected his future history all the way back to Doctor Susan Calvin and US Robots and Mechanical Men.