I really liked this project, which shows little robots traversing Washington Square Park in NYC with only the help of strangers.
“Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.” There’s a video too!
I didn’t really read this. I admit it. But robots as soldiers?? Did this guy see the Simpsons episode where the robotos at Itchy and Scratchy Land go crazy?
When dogs and robots collide! From WSJ.
The best part is this suggestion to get your dog to stop attacking your roomba: “Chastise the vacuum in front of the dog. And so, with Argos looking on, Mr. Hearn shook his finger at his gadget and sternly called it “a bad Roomba.”
PS- Meetza turned on our Rooma yesterday morning. Time to wake up!