Robots

Robot of the day: April 25

Hello friend. Save for obvious variations in gross surface anatomy, the robots might appear to be indistinguishable from each other. But each one is wonderfully unique, its life story told via scratches and dents on its housings.

(Don’t forget— the freshest content can be found on Instagram @robotoftheday !)

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Robot of the Day: Oct 04, 2021

Still working through backlog and hitting some highlights. For more, please visit the robots on Instagram @robotoftheday

The journey out to the fringe of the Unmapped Area was swift and uneventful. And from the outside the derelict structure was merely interesting, utterly lacking any menace and presenting only the ravages of the environment. However, once inside the atmosphere changed almost immediately— there seemed a charge to the air. My companions informed me that they were detected elevated and fluctuating EM noise. Oddly, broken glass covered the floor yet the few windows present were still intact. We gave up attempting to avoid stepping on any and cautiously picked our way deeper into the structure, glass crunching underfoot. Shadows from our lights danced on the walls and ceiling. “What did you say?” I asked. Both robots stopped and turned towards me, “We did not say anything. What are you detecting?” I turned back the way we had come, “What? Wait…is there someone in here with us??”

Pen and ink drawing of two robots exploring the dark interior of a derelict building.
“What was that?” Documenting the robots’ adventures with old-school pencil, quill pen, and IC Comic “Super Black” India ink.
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Robot of the Day: January 30

(We’re most active on Instagram @robotoftheday, pardon us while we do a little catching up!)
If a robot could be described as “looking surprised,” this one did. At the sound of my approach, the robot whirled around in a buzz of servos. Whether or not the robot was surprised, I certainly was and took an involuntary step back.

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Robot of the Day: Inktober #22

Help the robot decode the punchcard and win some RotD stuff! Head over to their Instagram feed: @robotoftheday

UPDATE: Someone decoded the punch card within just an hour or two of posting!

The robot returned its attention to the punchcard, switching optics to 2x mag. The printing on the card had faded a little; the bottle had provided protection against moisture, but not against the sun. There appeared to be 80 columns, with rows numbered one through nine. After a moment’s calculation, the robot determined that an attempt at decoding could be expensive in terms of power: all cores would be utilized which meant increased heat generation. More heat meant more fans, which meant an increased drain on batteries. A decoding attempt would have to until help was available.