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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?


How about we develop games Robots would like to play....since we have so many that involve robots that WE like to play :-)

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

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

here is another game some computers like to play:

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


10 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.

I love Asimov's books :)

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.

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...

Remote control contest, we will be challenged to automate anything and everything, with the prize being another t-shirt and possibly something extra =]

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.

ya I'm with Doctor what on this one

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!

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...

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 !

...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.)

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.

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.

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.

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...

That sounds like Stephen King :-)

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!


10 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" :-)

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?

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