Sudo Make Me a Sandwich Robot….


While I will agree that I am probably one of the laziest people alive, and I applaud the effort to make a robot to create a sandwich for you, I Like Isaac Asimov, would say that there are foodamental flaws with this “robot” due to its nature.

Argument #1: While Asimov would state that the first rule of robotics for a robot not to harm a human, I would state that the first rule of a sandwich is it must involve layers. The robot makers recognize this fact and agree that 2 pieces of toasted bread do not make a sandwich.

Argument #2: A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. This robot blatantly disobeys the human order to place cheese between bread, and layers between cheese and bread. But they do make an effort and tweak the robots commands to obey humans and place cheese between bread.

Argument #3: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law, but a grilled cheese must have something to help make it yummy and crispy, like butter or oil. This “sandwich” disobeys this law and there is no catalyst for sandwich crispiness…..

But the reality is this “Robot” is more of a machine, powered by man, rather than an icon of artificial intelligence…. There is potential for this, possibly using more complex gear ratios, multiple components, and an artificial thought process that could decipher the most in depth thoughts of sandwich artists.

In practicality, I will give it a C…. good idea, but room for improvement. In theory, I will give it an A, because it is a fantastic idea for lazy people who love sandwiches.

In reality I will give it an F, for 2 reasons:
1) the use of the command sammich
2) the fact that robots feel no emotion (with the exception of Data in Star Trek during some episodes, but it turned out to be too powerful for him to deal with) thus there is no way for a sandwich to be made with love by a robot.

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