Robot Antics - Please Explain

I just found these!!! What is Robot up to?

Actually, they're sketches for our next contest icon. Any guesses what that means?

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Goodhart8 years ago
How about we develop games Robots would like to play....since we have so many that involve robots that WE like to play :-)
uguy Goodhart8 years ago
Robots would like to play. Robots have emotions such as like.
Goodhart uguy8 years ago
Like, desire, need, have need of, whichever fits best :-)

here is another game some computers like to play:

I loved that commercial.
ahhh yes. the rube goldberg honda accord introduction commercial. one of my favs
maybe this guessing game IS the beginning or first iteration of the game Robots like to play on humans ?
Or maybe taking out the emotions of the human for the robot to experience...
I thought these were for the next contest? :-O
westfw8 years ago
I've been reading Asimov's robot stories to my son. They've become very ... surreal. Especially jarring, given what really happened, is the portrayed failure of technology to propagate - four supercomputers do all the computing for the world, and the positronic brain remains the exclusive property of US Robots & Mechanical Men for 50+ years.
iman westfw8 years ago
I love Asimov's books :)
Goodhart iman8 years ago
The "I, Robot" series is great (along with "The Rest of the Robots", The complete Robot, Robot Dreams, and Robot Visions.
I don't think that we'll ever get to the point where we have enough/too many computers.
As technology increases, we'll be able to make things that utilize the new power we have unlocked. I think computer games will actually keep it going, as they will eventually, eventually lead to simulated reality. And since a simulation can't be just as big, just as complex, and just as fast as the real reality, we'll have to build to try to match them.
Hello Kitty8 years ago
Sorry, I didn't bother reading all of the comments, so I don't know if someone already guessed it, but is it for a robot building Instructable?
A maybe a video game?
Or is it for a mind control machine? (any one see that episode of mythbusters?:-)
Is it for an Instructable on maybe for making people either really happy or really miserable?
Those are just some of my guesses.
-Hello Kitty
(By the way.....what does iteration mean? As in "first iteration"?)
Thanks, Goodhart! But I still don't understand. "First iteration"? According to the link you posted, doesn't first iteration mean first loop? Or am I just confused? Or is it a clue?
Yes, the first loop, the first "round" or first time around....the first installment also...
Firebert0108 years ago
Remote control contest, we will be challenged to automate anything and everything, with the prize being another t-shirt and possibly something extra =]
A remote controlled Instructables Robot toy!
Contest: How to build a child leash :) The other day I was walking down the street and I saw a women with a dog with out a leash and a child with a leash. It was really funny.
I once had one of those invisible dog leashes.......the novelty wears off fast ....
Oh, what did you use it for? (I am assuming not on the dog. :)
You walk along the road and it looks like you have a dog, but there is no dog.....it is for getting odd looks, and I can do that without the leash LOL
No joke. People always give me wired looks when I wear my LED Christmas lights around my neck in the middle of April.
Pumpkin$8 years ago
ya I'm with Doctor what on this one
Goodhart8 years ago
instead of a Frankenstein monster, a MANkenstein monster LOL It's ALIVE !
AAAHHHH!!!! Stop, please, not, the, awful, joke, please, no, more, torture... (sssppphhhoooooot) {that's the sound I will hopefully hear when I die} :)
Igor: You know, I'll never forget my old dad. When these things would happen to him... the things he'd say to me. Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What did he say? Igor: "What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don't you get out of there and give someone else a chance?"
I like this one when they are at the front of the door. [Frankenstein, Igor and Inga in front of HUGE castle doors] Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What knockers. Inga: Oh, thank you doctor. haha, I am so immature. :)
Wait this one is better! Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Igor, help me with the bags. Igor: [Imitating Groucho Marx (of the marxs bros)] Soitenly. You take the blonde, I'll take the one in the turban. Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I was talking about the luggage. I die every time i hear that one!
That is one silly and hilarious movie :-)
Yeah, its a classic.
Oh, dear god, don't get me started..I can recite the entire movie verbatim :o)

All hail Kenneth Mars as Inspector Kemp...

Not to mention all the original movies ("Son of Frankenstein", etc.) that MB simultaneously satired and payed homage to...
Goodhart gmoon8 years ago
I do like Mel Brookes movies, but I lean more towards Monty Python movies and tv shows for my dose of silliness when I need it ;-)

That parrot is dead !
gmoon Goodhart8 years ago
...Norwegian blue... :D

I love 'em both. Do ya think Python (and Marx Bros) stuff is very much about the language? (in a good way..) 'Course there's a health dose of absurdity built into that...

(AhhHH, I do hate it when I get 'cerebral' about comedy. Ya like what ya like.)
Goodhart gmoon8 years ago
About language? I am not sure I understand. I can certainly see where "cultural" differences would make one thing funny to some and not to others. Environment also. I heard raves about the movie Arthur but because it involved an alcoholic and my experiences with such were LESS then funny, it didn't strike a positive note with me.
gmoon Goodhart8 years ago
Stuff like the The Argument Sketch or the 'Bruces:'

-- Fourth Bruce: Michael Baldwin, Bruce. Michael Baldwin, Bruce. Michael Baldwin, Bruce.
-- First Bruce: Is your name not Bruce?
-- Michael: No, it's Michael.
-- Second Bruce: That's going to cause a little confusion.

Seem (to me) to be a lot about the absurdity and self-contradictory nature of language....

And groucho's classic:

Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.
Goodhart gmoon8 years ago
Oh yes, that, I understand what you mean now. Yes, in the Dead Parrot sketch I mentioned, that long list of synonyms for deceased Mr. Clease comes up with because of not being "understood", is amazing.

Much like such abbott and costello classics as " who's on first?"; The flea flew, and Horse's Fodder (a mudder eats its fodder), etc.
classic W.C.Fields: I love children if they're cooked properly.
gmoon Goodhart8 years ago
hehe. Kinda like (don't know who said it first):

I have the heart of a small child.....

...which I keep in a jar, in my desk...
Goodhart gmoon8 years ago
That sounds like Stephen King :-)
gmoon Goodhart8 years ago
Yeah, could be...(might it be an older expression? no idea...)
About the parrots thing. There is this group of guys that pretend get spam mail and tell the spammers they have to do something to get the money, so the guys made them do the parrot scene. Its great!

That's a bit surreal...
I know. Its crazy.
ll.138 years ago

A.I.? Remote controlled something or other? Child control?
Hmm, interesting thought, AI, or maybe Anti-AI ? LOL the new age in "robot control" :-)
Labot20018 years ago
it is the begginnings of Robot's world domination plans and human experiments
Stange.. I was busy doing a political cartoon, and guess what I found?
video game.gif
Hmm, that looks suspiciously like AstroBoy out front there, LOL
It was a political cartoon, so maybe. :P
Yeah, I hadn't remembered that from my youth, but a month or so ago they had an Astroboy marathon on......Cartoon Channel maybe?; anyway, I watched a few for old times sake and the way they portrayed certain politics was not always aimed at "children". I rather liked POGO though :-)
Goodhart8 years ago
Dancing, dancing, dancing machine ! LOL (not so fond memories of Disco....)
Goodhart8 years ago
Uses for Old game controllers? (they were, if I recall, little more than a few resistors in a box a a few contact switches)
ll.138 years ago
That little man looks like Tim Anderson. =)
zachninme8 years ago
Is this for the valentine's day contest?
whoa. if the man is about 5 feet tall, then that means that the instructables robot is about 10 feet tall! the next contest is about...lasercutting humans skulls of (like sylar from heroes!) and turning them into games for robots.
You have no dea how close you are to the answer
Goodhart8 years ago
Puppets ! Are we construct puppets ?
Brennn108 years ago
...is no match for natural stupidity!
Kiteman8 years ago
It means I have 31 tries to get whatever it is right before I run out of kids in my class...

Remote ... child ... It's either a contest to make a remote-control toy for a kiddies, or it's an interesting foray into classroom management ...
Doesn't really look like a kid, more like a giant robot.
The building of a specific kind of "controller box"
Patrik8 years ago
Well, since we know that it has to do with the next contest, I only see one possible explanation...

Robot teledildonics ?! <shudder> :-D
Goodhart8 years ago
Remote controlled instructabler.
Hmm, is he attempting to learn about or control the emotions of the "subject"?
Goodhart8 years ago
Cybernetics ? Robotic/bionic control ?
My robotic control, I mean of limbs and organs.
how to control people/grow a wierd unibrow.
Haha! "grow a wierd unibrow" made me actually laugh pretty hard, my head even came back as I laughed to above! *works on hair ointment*
Sunbanks8 years ago
Mind control!
Is it a contest on how to make something remote controlled, or something like that?
Or a contest like "How to enter the Remote Controlled Toy Contest!" Or something like that?
Bran8 years ago
Robot looks pretty ish in that first picture! Um, I'm going to go with projects that involve groups or masses of people. Could be be something related to video games, hypnosis, etc. Sounds like an interesting contest!
Artemis8 years ago
Robots taking over the world . . .
trebuchet038 years ago
Social Engineering Contest?
That's not it, but it's a really good idea! Discuss!
ewilhelm8 years ago
This leash demeans both of us!
Ooh, I know this one... The Simpsons?
gorgo3338 years ago
the second pesron seems to be VERY uncomfortable, I think it may have something to do with where the cable lead to...
Doctor What8 years ago
Mind control device contest? Or robotics contest? Or maybe a Take over the government using giant robots with mind controlling devices contest?