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Robot Antics - Please Explain Answered

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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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 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 :-)

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uguy
uguy

Reply 13 years ago

Robots would like to play. Robots have emotions such as like.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Like, desire, need, have need of, whichever fits best :-)

here is another game some computers like to play:


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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 13 years ago

I loved that commercial.

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ledzep567
ledzep567

Reply 13 years ago

ahhh yes. the rube goldberg honda accord introduction commercial. one of my favs

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

maybe this guessing game IS the beginning or first iteration of the game Robots like to play on humans ?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Or maybe taking out the emotions of the human for the robot to experience...

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

13 years ago

I thought these were for the next contest? :-O

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westfw
westfw

13 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.

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iman
iman

Reply 13 years ago

I love Asimov's books :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

The "I, Robot" series is great (along with "The Rest of the Robots", The complete Robot, Robot Dreams, and Robot Visions.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

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.

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Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty

13 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"?)

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Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty

Reply 13 years ago

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?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Yes, the first loop, the first "round" or first time around....the first installment also...

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Firebert010
Firebert010

13 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 =]

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 13 years ago

A remote controlled Instructables Robot toy!

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

13 years ago

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.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I once had one of those invisible dog leashes.......the novelty wears off fast ....

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

Reply 13 years ago

Oh, what did you use it for? (I am assuming not on the dog. :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

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

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

Reply 13 years ago

No joke. People always give me wired looks when I wear my LED Christmas lights around my neck in the middle of April.

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Pumpkin$
Pumpkin$

13 years ago

ya I'm with Doctor what on this one

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

instead of a Frankenstein monster, a MANkenstein monster LOL It's ALIVE !

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 13 years ago

AAAHHHH!!!! Stop, please, not, the, awful, joke, please, no, more, torture... (sssppphhhoooooot) {that's the sound I will hopefully hear when I die} :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

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?"

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

Reply 13 years ago

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. :)

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

Reply 13 years ago

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!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

That is one silly and hilarious movie :-)

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, its a classic.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 years ago

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...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 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 !

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 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.)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 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.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 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.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 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.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

classic W.C.Fields: I love children if they're cooked properly.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 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...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

That sounds like Stephen King :-)

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, could be...(might it be an older expression? no idea...)

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

Reply 13 years ago

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!

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 years ago

That's a bit surreal...

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

13 years ago

A.I.? Remote controlled something or other? Child control?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Hmm, interesting thought, AI, or maybe Anti-AI ? LOL the new age in "robot control" :-)

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Labot2001
Labot2001

13 years ago

it is the begginnings of Robot's world domination plans and human experiments

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

13 years ago

Stange.. I was busy doing a political cartoon, and guess what I found?

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