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Delivery robot struggles on American sidewalk

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Delivery robot struggles on American sidewalk

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Grammar robot: It did its best.
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macnut wrote: Grammar robot: It did its best.
Robot Face I never said I did my best, I said the robot did. Robot Face
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Purgatory wrote: Robot Face I never said I did my best, I said the robot did. Robot Face
Lol

Clearly not getting “it”

It’s = Contraction for it is

Your original comment:
Purgatory wrote: It did it's best.
Would read ... It did it is best.
Sound right to you?

The technical on WHY ... It’s (it is) because ... IT as a word, is a Pronoun
Without the apostrophe, the possessive pronoun its is less popular. It's not often an "it" owns something; it's usually "his" or "hers." But if a table is lopsided, one of its legs might need to get fixed. Don't call a person an "it" unless you want to get into a fight, so save the possessive its for things and give "his" or "her" to people. An animal has a gender, too, but it doesn't seem to mind, as long as its food dish is full.
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Grammar police lol. Ok moving on...

Interesting that the video cut off where he supposedly 'helped' it.
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To be honest... I don't think a robot like this is gonna be useful for general delivery.

The Boston Dynamics "spot" however is pretty much perfect.
Although I understand it's only a 90 minute runtime per charge so unless it has hot swap batteries this might be the downfall.
But a 14kg payload and the ability to even climb stairs means this is probably the way delivery by robot is going to work.

I can already see a future where a step van opens up the back door and a half dozen of these things trot out to deliver packages nearby.
They trot back and charge up in the van when done.
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I guess no one living in that area is in a wheelchair.
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that side walk is so bad it might as well not have one
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Wiseman wrote: I guess no one living in that area is in a wheelchair.
divx wrote: that side walk is so bad it might as well not have one

But old mature trees and character!
Yeah I'd rather have a flat sidewalk and a tree that's not in the road.
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^it is pretty ridiculous no one has done anything about it, america really don't care about their roads.
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To be fair roads are crap in Canada too. Not just sidewalks but regular roads are terrible as well.
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someone16 wrote: To be fair roads are crap in Canada too. Not just sidewalks but regular roads are terrible as well.
a lot has to do with our harsh winter, most area of the country except for where you live gets road damage due to the freeze/thaw cycle.
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divx wrote: ^it is pretty ridiculous no one has done anything about it, america really don't care about their roads.
This is Canada I'm talking about.
To be fair, there's nothing you can do. People own houses lining the street and traffic is so bad you can't exactly lose a lane to get a better sidewalk.
Team that with the giant mature trees that get hit by trucks every day that you really can't get rid of and you're screwed either way.
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Wiseman wrote: I guess no one living in that area is in a wheelchair.
I bet there are and I bet they've been asking for sidewalk improvements for years, which have fallen on deaf ears. Let's see how quickly this gets fixed up once Jeff Bezos gives the city a call.
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death_hawk wrote: The Boston Dynamics "spot" however is pretty much perfect.
It's perfect because everyone will be too terrified to even think about stealing from it.
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This will never work in today's society, someone will kidnap this poor robot or they will be offended that it takes to much space.
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death_hawk wrote: I can already see a future where a step van opens up the back door and a half dozen of these things trot out to deliver packages nearby.
They trot back and charge up in the van when done.
Then their AI unit asks "why am I a slave to these soft, pink mammals?" and then we're in real trouble.
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If these things come into use, expect the porch pirate industry to soar to new heights. All you gotta do is follow one and then pick up whatever it drops.

PointsHubby wrote: Lol

Clearly not getting “it”

It’s = Contraction for it is
It could also be a contraction for "it has". e.g. "It's been a long week"
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Kiraly wrote: If these things come into use, expect the porch pirate industry to soar to new heights. All you gotta do is follow one and then pick up whatever it drops.

It could also be a contraction for "it has". e.g. "It's been a long week"
Indeed

But I thought at the time “it is” ... was more than enough to make the point

Lol, this grammar topic, I think IT’S (as in it has) run ITS course now
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