Robot Expansions: Three Robot Cities As The Models Of The Future

We could agree about one thing(I hope)- cities are becoming too big for humans to manage. Tokyo is host of Olympic Games 2020  and in the government’s vision for the Olympics, robot taxis transport tourists across the city, smart wheelchairs greet Paralympians at the airport, ubiquitous service robots greet customers in 20-plus languages, and interactively augmented foreigners speak with the local population in Japanese... 
Singapore is a “smart city”. Its government is experimenting with robots as physical extensions of existing systems to improve management and control of the city. It  sees robots and automated systems as a “natural” extension of the existing smart urban ecosystem. 
Dubai is another emerging prototype of a state-controlled smart city. Dubai is intensively robotising public services with the aim of creating the “happiest city on Earth”. Urban robot experimentation in Dubai reveals that authoritarian state regimes are finding innovative ways to use robots in public services, transportation, policing and surveillance. 

Probably list of "robots cities" during the time will be longer. And, in one hand, robots are demonstrating the role of the state in envisioning and creating that future.

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Robot cities like this one? No, thanks.

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Like quote from Hawkeye Avengers: “The city is flying, we're fighting an army of robots, and I've got a bow. Nothing is making sense"! 

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Flying cars, floating cities and a bunch of metals in search of itself - isn't vision of my future... That's retro futuristic adventure for a new generations

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Crazy Japan. If you can't find a Buddhist priest for a funeral there is a robot for that. He reads Buddhist scriptures at funeral ceremonies. 

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Something worst. The wedding ceremony of the Japanese couple led by the robot priest

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Wouldn't playing a tape be the same thing? 

 

 

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Only human emotions and empathy could find their place on funerals. Doesn't seem an appropriate time for robot replacement. 

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