Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Robot Must Obey the Orders Given to It by Human Beings

The present supermarket self checkouts are not that popular.  When I visit stores that have those there are several things that are apparent.  Most people don't like them.  Most people would rather wait in line than use them.  Products are not that easy to scan for most people and a human store employee has to watch over everyone. 

Human supervision is needed to insure that everything gets scanned and to help those who can't quite get the hang of scanning products.  I seldom see people get into those lines unless they have only a few items.

There are new technologies that will make these scanners go away.  RF tags are already common on many products as a security measure.  If someone walks out of a store without paying the RF tag will sound an alarm.  The same technology can be applied to all products in a store to provide instant checkout.  Look for these robots soon in a store near you; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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