Limiters of automation in your field?

Hi all - I wanted to try out this thread and see what engagement we can get.

I asked a question of a lot of robotics friends about a month ago, which was “what is the biggest limiting factor limiting substantial integration of robotics (or other intelligent systems) in your field or life?”

I want to know how this relates to you. What problem cannot be translated to the digital domain? Some ideas:

  • mechanical designs limited to single tasks

  • the idea of a set reward function removes any possibility of creativity

  • analog data streams like art or music are hard to quantify