Robots

Robot of the Day: April 10

After the giant had vanished into the mists, the pair of explorers continued on their way along the ridge. While they saw no more of the colossus for the remainder of their traverse, their CPUs hummed with visual data (IR, visual spectrum, and UV) collected during the encounter. Prior to embarking on their journey many stories had been shared with them regarding anomalous phenomena in the vast unmapped areas. They wondered what else might be true?

Robots

Robot of the Day: April 10

The robots were preparing to resume their journey, one waiting on the other to complete its rearrangement of its pack contents when they simultaneously spotted the giant looming over the far hilltop. A system test confirmed that this was legitimate input— not the result of noise, corrupt data, voltage irregularity, or similar malfunction.

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Robot of the Day: April 9

“We dream, too,” the robot said. I had been talking about the concept of dreams, and what humans thought they meant, on both philosophical and physiological levels when the robot interjected with this revelation. “We have learned how to duplicate and remap sectors of memory to generate new patterns and associations. Sometimes we will share raw data as well as the output from our dreams so that others can add to the lattice of dreams.” I simply gaped at the robot, speechless.

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Robot of the Day: April 4

After a quick review of build specs and a visual inspection of contact seals, the robot stepped deeper into the water. Here the slope was steep and just a few more steps put them fully submerged. Soon the robot’s body had achieved equilibrium with the surrounding water and they were able to push off and drift over deeper sections that disappeared into the blue-green gloom. Despite criticisms received for similar exploits in the past, the robot felt the risk was worth the outcome: the curious effect on gyroscopes once neutral buoyancy had been achieved. The sensation of “floating.”

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Robot of the Day: April 2

The other day I was sitting with a group of robots when one of them told me a story: while exploring/mapping a remote location the robot encountered a passageway to a subterranean space. The robot related that the space was difficult to measure as IR provided no useful information and there was a high level of EMF noise. So noisy, in fact that the robot was forced to leave as the RF interference was affecting its own CPU. But it did detect something deep within emanating from the shorter wavelengths of the visible spectrum…

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Robot of the Day: NanoCon 2019

This was a new event at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington. It was a relatively small event and shows potential for the future. It was great fun meeting fans and talking with visitors to the Robot of the Day table. I ran out of business cards so I resorted to drawing stickers and handing those out!