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The Robot Goes to Asia Answered

Prolific Instructables member zieak has won four shirts so far from participating in contests. So when he went to Asia he brought one along and took some photos. The pics are pretty great. You can see a few here or go to his site to see the whole collection.

Thanks, Zieak! Now who else can show us the robot outside the U.S.?

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Berkin
Berkin

10 years ago

ROFLOL

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zieak
zieak

11 years ago

The Instructables robot is at it again... this time in South America. I'm in Peru now and will be at Machu Picchu tomorrow. I'll be headed to Ecuador and if time allows into Columbia (but i'm beginning to think that's far too ambitious) Here's a teaser. This is at the Incan Pisac ruins.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

12 years ago

Umm is it too late to redeem the code for the last shirt I won like six months ago, PS they're really comfortable shirts.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

You can still redeem it if you haven't gotten it yet.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

Thanks Fungus, I'm going to wait until the asphalt color is back in stock, me and light colors don't mix well.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

They're back in stock. Go go go!

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

Still says asphalt is out of stock, neither is the asphalt listed under prize shirts.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

Don't believe it. Just say you want asphalt in the comment.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

Got my shirt yesterday (YAAA!)

I had the same experience as ToolUA, but just ordered the tan. I thought you guys wanted to get rid of tan shirts... ;-)

Guess what--I received asphalt anyway....

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gmoon
gmoon

12 years ago

Does 'the robot' have a proper name?

(Should it?)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Well, even Robot B9 was given a "nick-name" of Rob-B (Robbie).

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, most robot mascots have nicknames...but I'd hate something too cutesy. Mostly I wondered if the staff had one....Eric, Christy, Ed, Noah (I know I'm leaving someone out, sorry)--any comments?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I know what you mean, but I relate to Marvin (the depressed robot) more than any other :-)

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

Its funny... how much this robot adheres to the "uncanny valley", pre-valley, of course. (or post!?) He's almost "make-you-feel-good-inside" material... I wonder why we have so many suicide threads, just show them the robot and they will try to solve world hunger!

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

Never heard of the "uncanny valley" theory...that's wicked interesting. Here's a 'uncanny valley' wikipedia link for others equally uninformed.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

That does illustrate it nicely... I wonder if this is why watching primate videos often makes me feel...uncomfortable....?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I don't know, I am clinically depressed, but I no longer have such "tendencies" *shrug*

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

See! Its a miracle!

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

I like Marvin, too. It's been so long since I read the books, time I did again...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I never did read the book....but I did see the movie :-)

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

Agreed. Skip the movie. At least see the old mini-series.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Too late to skip the movie, already saw it :-) But I rarely go out to see movies anymore, so I don't pay an arm and a leg to see bad ones. Still, in the movie, Marvin is my favorite character, I can relate: "Oh ! Now I have a headache..."

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

I think "The Robot" works well ;-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

WE just call him Robot.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

That works too!
(Phew, from the looks of my email, I thought I mispelled "we")

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

You just misspelled mispelled.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

Congrats, you win for catching on!

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Yay!

But I think the real question here is, what did I win? ;-)

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

Lil' Miss Lord Ragoflago, of course!

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Aha! My wishes have been granted!

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chaoscampbell
chaoscampbell

Reply 12 years ago

I call it, InstructaBot..... but thats just me

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

InstructaBot...not bad. Better than what I was thinking (more python-esque.) I wonder if the staff has a name for him....(or her, for that matter.)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

at least you didn't call him Instructablot LOL reminiscent of the Jetson's UniBlab.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

12 years ago

You look so grumpy, zieak! :P My shirt will be going to Miami in May, but that's not nearly as fancy. Or I could go to Mammoth Cave!

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zieak
zieak

Reply 12 years ago

That's what my girlfriend says about my poses for photos too. I'm sure it is the subconscious unhappiness with my teeth that comes to the surface. That and i really don't like posing for pictures - candids are much more fun.

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alvincredible
alvincredible

Reply 12 years ago

but you're wearing an instructables shirt! you GOTTA be happy! shoot, i know i want one :-)

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zieak
zieak

Reply 12 years ago

If i look unhappy it must be because i'm getting my favorite shirt soaking wet with sweat!

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its a lion
its a lion

12 years ago

So how was the trip? I would love to go outside of the country sometime soon, but I don't have the money to do it. Let me rephrase that even, and say that I would love to go to more than 4 states in the country. But first, I need a shirt...

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

12 years ago

I totally recognize the first photo!! Christy and I visited the sacred monkey forest in 2001. (Ok, I cheated and confirmed the location on the blog.)

In the attached pictures, one of the sacred monkeys has stolen Christy's water bottle. More monkey pictures here.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

I wonder how often they steal water bottles...

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 12 years ago

In this case, at least twice in the same day. All that monkey business makes a monkey thirsty.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

Wow... and they obviously steal them enough to know what to do with them... and not try eating the cap... You should strap it to your neck or something ;-)

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 12 years ago

When I was there, a group of researchers were studying the monkeys and watching their behavior. They told me that in some other sacred monkey parks, the monkey are so aggressive that they will rip earrings out of your ears and then ransom the stolen goods for food. In this forest, if the monkeys steal something of value, they get pelted with rocks, so they don't learn that stealing is rewarded with food.

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zieak
zieak

Reply 12 years ago

Those were some mighty aggressive monkeys. I took some fun shots of one that climbed up my girlfriend - but didn't get to see them drinking from bottles!