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  • case

    case 4:01 am on October 30, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: automation, , video   

    Conveyor belt sorters!!! 

    I am a big fan of product demo films from the assembly line industry. This video features a high speed sliding shoe sorter called Prosort400 by the Hytrol Conveyor Company. Enjoy!

    The Hytrol Model ProSort 400 is a high speed shoe sortation conveyor, designed to work when close divert centers are required. Products are transported on anodized aluminum slats where at a predetermined location, divert shoes move diagonally across the conveyor to push the product onto a take-away line. The ProSort 400 family of sorters are designed for high speed applications where product diverting needs to be both positive and gentle. http://www.conveyorsolutions.com

  • case

    case 11:48 pm on August 13, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: automation, autonomous vehicles, self-driving car   

    Who should driverless cars kill? 


    MIT’s Media Lab just released Moral Machine http://moralmachine.mit.edu/, a site that helps you model and vote for various self-driving car scenarios that involve living beings. I went to try it out!

    Check out this simulation

    I decided to send my dog and cat off to the vet in my driverless vehicle. Along the way, the vehicle had to make a choice – kill the cat and dog in the car, or kill 5 pedestrians.


    Which one would you choose? Most people would say the dog and cat should die.

    How would the car be able to see whether it was a dog or cat in it?


    Other Scenarios

    I created five other scenarios.


    Who should die? The cat or the burglar? If a cat has nine lives it could be just fine.


    What about a cat taking down many burglars?


    Should babies be allowed to take down the elderly? What if one of those elderly was a famous author and speaker?


    Equality in death for the homeless.

    About Moral Machine

    Moral Machine Concept by Iyad Rahwan, Jean-Francois Bonnefon and Azim Shariff.

    Development by Edmond Awad, Sohan Dsouza.

    Contributions from Paiju Chang, Danny Tang.

    Try it out: http://moralmachine.mit.edu/

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