Did robots really come to grab jobs?

At the Robot Conference, a child experiences flying bionic birds. Zhang Qian, a journalist from China Youth Daily and China Youth Network
If you still think that many human careers can not be replaced by robots in a short time, you can visit the World Robotics Congress in 2019. Perhaps the original idea will soon be dispelled.
Entering this conference, which is called “Davos” and “Olympic Games” in the robotics world, is like sitting in a fairy-tale robot kingdom: bionic birds “fly freely” over the exhibition hall, intelligent cooperative robots “shake their heads” waving “three claws and six arms”, while surgical robots quietly “pierce needles” beside it. Lead operation with main knife. In this world of about 52,000 square meters, more than 700 robots are performing various human actions in turn: helping the disabled and providing for the aged, cleaning the floor, writing Spring Festival couplets, delivering couriers, translating, playing the piano, swimming, boxing and so on. It seems that there is no “rice bowl” that they can’t take away.
Two years ago, Qu Daokui, chairman of China Robot Industry Alliance and President of Xinsong Robot Automation Co., Ltd., said in an interview with reporters that it was “beyond doubt” that a large number of workers could be replaced by new technological means and robots. Today, he gives a clearer set of figures: robots have replaced less than 1% of the human workforce in the past 40 years, and that proportion will increase to 30% in the next five to 10 years. He said the time has come for a real explosion of the robotic market.
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“Before I give my formal speech, please give the microphone to the robot first.”
As a guest speaker at the main forum of the conference, McKinsey Global Senior Director Partner, Asia Operations Consulting Business and Internet of Things Director Akari finished this remark and broadcast a video to the conference that the robot UMI is acting as orchestra conductor in an Italian opera house, and the whole performance is lifelike. As he explains, robotics technology and industry are becoming more sophisticated.
Although data from all sides show that the growth rate of the robotics industry has slowed down in the past year, when we really enter the robotics world, we will find that robotics technology is still improving and members of the robotics family are also “multiplying”, some of which are already there, but they are becoming more mature today, Ai Jiarui said. Member.
Robot conductors, Robot bands, for example.
In the industrial robot exhibition area, people can enjoy wonderful music while drinking coffee, which is played by the robot band.
This is the “Net Red” band that joined CCTV Spring Festival Gala in 2019 and played with pianist Lang Lang. The Orchestra consists of 13 Grey industrial robots, including pianists, guitarists, bassists, drummers and other “musicians”. It can play 6 pieces of folk and popular music live. According to the person in charge of the band, these robots play musical instruments with the help of fixtures and with the characteristics of high speed and high stability.
Ordinary security work may also be “contracted” by the robotic part. On the scene of the Robot Congress, there are not only intelligent security robots from 12 Institutes of China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, but also intelligent inspection robot patrolmen from Youbi Company.
Among them, intelligent security robots have been “installed” in Xiongan Citizen Service Center, Chongqing Qianwei Group Demonstration Zone and other community and industrial parks. Intelligent inspection robot security patrolmen will also provide security support in Zhongguancun (Shougang) Artificial Intelligence Innovation and Application Industrial Park.
According to the person in charge of the intelligent inspection robot site, the robot has many advantages over human performance, such as “tireless” and can provide standardized services 24 hours, “it will not completely replace people, but it can make people more relaxed.”
The person in charge said that in the scenario of man-machine cooperation, open-air patrols can be handed over to robots, while people mainly carry out background monitoring and remote disposal.
Although the progress of science and technology is very gratifying, the person in charge admits that this kind of man-machine cooperation scenario still belongs to the category of “weak artificial intelligence”.
He told reporters that the function of robots is “focused and professional”, but “universal” is not as good as human. For example, human security can do some random things such as “helping people guide”, but “robots that have not entered this instruction” can not do this. He believed that the progress of science and technology needed a process, and this “weak AI” collaboration would continue for some time.
Human security and convenience may be even more important
In fact, not only the “rice bowl” of human beings, but also the “jobs” of birds, fish, dogs and other animals are facing the risk of being replaced by bionic robots.
For example, a white bionic bird, with a wingspan of about two meters and a weight of only 450 grams, triggered many onlookers at the scene. By flapping its wings, it can take off and land independently, and fly or glide in the air with flexible turning.
“It consumes only 25 watts of power and is a high-performance, ultra-light flight model.” Bai Yang, a key account manager in the automotive industry of Fisto (China) Co., Ltd., introduced that the bionic bird successfully combines energy-efficient technology with natural models. Its practical value lies in the fact that the intelligent bird can be used in the coupling driving technology of linear and rotational movements, and can be used in the new type of drivers in hydroelectric generators and process automation.
A bionic dog, called an intelligent quadruped robot, came to the scene. Humanized with what people often see

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