Robots

Robot of the Day: Sept 27, 2021

We’re working through quite a backlog and have decided to publish just a few highlights here. For the freshest documentary content, please be sure to follow @robotoftheday on Instagram

Hurrying to meet a friend I passed a cat minding its own business on the sidewalk. A moment later a nearby door opened and a robot peered out, seemingly checking on the cat. Time for dinner? Treats? Stopping would have been awkward, and likely to affect the outcome, Shrödinger and all that.

Illustration of robot opening a door onto a sidewalk and peering around at a black cat seated on sidewalk.
“Hello? Yes? Who is this? Ah, would you care for a treat, perhaps?”
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Robot of the… air sick bag?

Submersion isn’t usually an issue unless in water more than a few multiples their height. Then specialized seals are necessary along with some buoyancy measures. I thought I was being funny with this comic but the robots can be terribly literal and didn’t get my attempt at humor. And they pointed out that VLF would be best suited for propagation of EMF signals via water, rather than ULF.

Water egress instructions, for robots. Panels 1 and 2.
Water egress instructions, for robots. Panels 3 and 4.
The air sickness bag with handy water egress instructions for any robots on board.
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Robot of the… guitar pedal!

Photograph of painted guitar foot switch box without electronics installed
Commissioned guitar effects foot switch box without electronics
Photograph of painted guitar foot switch box with electronics and control knobs installed
The effects switch box with electronics and controls installed!

We received a request from a fan to decorate a box for an electric guitar effects foot switch box. This was a fun project. Rock on, robots!