If Robbi 5 doesn't get the curve. According to the order, a newly developed nursing robot fails in the care of the elderly in the experimental home.
Upsi! “, Robbi 5 took the curve to room 18 a bit tight. But Robbi 5 just laughs a little tinny and sucks the crumbled plaster off the stool with his index finger, which he is supposed to bring to Frau Böhring for dinner. "Schlurp", the slice of cervelat sausage is also sucked in. But Frau Böhring just laughs at the little mishap of her electronic friend and helper.
"Yes, the Robbi 5 is a bit awkward," explains Dr. Franja Wells the behavior of her protege. She is a gerontocyberneticist at the German Institute for Artificial Intelligence and runs the trial nursing home "Haus Zukunftsblick" near Berlin. Robots suitable for everyday use are used here in geriatric care, the latest generation of which also implements artificial stupidity. In developing the Robbi series, Dr. Wells played a major role. And caregiver Robbi is actually artificially stupid.
"AI scares us humans," Wells explains KD's approach. "It is too perfect. We find people who make no mistakes scary. We call them 'machines'. ”Conversely, this means:“ If we want to live successfully with intelligent machines, they have to be fallible and learn to fail individually. And we'll teach them that! ”Exults Dr. Wells and raves about the economic benefits of the KD: "Let's be honest: The possible uses of artificial intelligence are limited. Artificial stupidity, on the other hand, can be used universally because it can really replace people 100 percent! ”
Ms. Böhring now eats her sandwich without topping. She waves goodbye to Robbi 5 when he leaves the room. The robot says goodbye very politely: "Goodbye, Mr. Schmidt." His voice sounds a little tinny and reminds us of German station announcements, as if he wanted to announce the "ICE 884 from central station to train ends here".
The most popular caregiver
"That should be the case, nobody should forget that he has a machine in front of him," explains Dr. Wells. "But artificial stupidity was the decisive step towards acceptance in palliative and gerontorobotics." The station had only been running since KD routines had been integrated into care algorithms. "Robbi 5 is the most popular caregiver for everyone here!"
So robotic robots have bugs programmed in? Franja Wells shakes her head vigorously: "A robot is not a Windows computer! It's also not about planned obsolescence like a toaster. No, all the robots here taught themselves their mistakes! "
"Artificial stupidity can be used universally because it can really replace people 100 percent!"
She proudly reports of a Robbi prototype that spontaneously started not to respond to any patient emergency calls between 7.40 p.m. and 8.15 p.m. because he preferred to watch “GZSZ” there. Dr. Wells cheers: "That was a milestone in artificial stupidity!"
This is exactly where the criticism of the KD starts. Marvin Flock from the German Nursing Association fears that medical care will deteriorate. A secret study by the Ministry of Health recently calculated that 100 percent perfect care using artificially intelligent robots would collapse care insurance within a very short time. "And in fact the long-term care insurance funds massively promoted the development of artificial stupidity," protested Flock. "That can not be a coincidence!"
We keep our eyes open. Robbi 5 has now arrived in room 21. Manfred Runkel has been lying there, bedridden, since his smoking legs were taken from him. "Heee Blechbüxe, do you want to clean my ass again ?!", he greets the nursing robot. Runkel is considered the most renomed patient in the ward. A challenge for every caregiver. But Robbi 5 is doing well. "Very well, Mr. Runkel," he says friendly and gets to work. His actions when changing the adult diaper are anything but clumsy. How does Mr. Runkel find it to be looked after by a robot?
"Well, come on. Of course I would love to be married to the busty nursing student, ”he says. "But on the other hand crawl no more anyway, wa. And always better than a black man. Then it's better to have an electric snack. "
"You don't say that, Mr. Runkel," says Robbi 5.
"I can say dit as often as I want, tin boxes! Hamke keene Jefühle this Robotnix! ", Runkel grumbles and throws some semolina porridge after the artificial nurse. "She can insult ick as often as I want. It’s totally blatant. ”
"If you say that to me again, you won't get breakfast tomorrow, Ms. Böhring," explains the nursing robot and leaves the room without a greeting. Again Robbi 5 doesn't hit the door. This time he drives straight through the wall.
Complaints about wrongdoing
Are there any treatment errors caused by the KD robots? Dr. Wells says no: “Most of the patients here are demented at various stages. We have not yet heard any complaints about misconduct by the robots. At least none that could be verified. "
We also spend the night at the station. At this time, it is completely in the hands of the care robots. Everything goes smoothly. The Robbis accompany old gentlemen to the toilet, change bed sheets and confuse medication.
A quiet “Upsi” makes us pay attention around two o'clock. Robbi 5 again took the curve to a room too tight. The robot robot cleverly picks up a thick pillow that has slipped away during the collision. He grabs it firmly with both gripper arms and silently rolls into Mr. Runkel's room 21.
Shortly afterwards we see the emergency lamp above the door light up hectically. But Robbi 7 from the night shift is currently streaming "Good times, bad times". Then we see Robbi 5 in the corridor again. "Upsi," he says, and accurately places the pillow smeared with saliva in the dirty laundry container. Mr. Runkel will no longer insult him.
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