Geek Appeal

Robots!

They’re wonderful tools in fiction, but the scientists are doing their best to catch up to the writers’ imaginations. I find it amazing they’ve figured out how to make the robot respond with seeming empathy to stimuli.

Of course they have a bit to go for looks. Their current picture looks like a lego guy with Einstein’s face attached. Definitely an oddity.

Scientists aren’t always known for their aesthetic values, though. They’re the ‘function’ lot. When they let the fashion gurus in, the clashes begin because the process of prettying up the prototype often involves difficult changes to the functional part of the machine.

Bugs the heck out of engineers to figure out how to make things work once that new design has that polished look. There is no end to the work!

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2 Comments

  1. Dawn Embers said,

    9 February 2009 at 17:50

    *giggles* Lego guy with Einstein’s face. rofl

    Robots are interesting. I don’t know much about it but have one attempt at drawing robots. I did a drawing of two girl robots on a date. 🙂

  2. Sarah said,

    10 February 2009 at 07:44

    There’s a robot in Japan that is modeled after it’s designer. I saw a show with the two of them sitting in chairs together…and you couldn’t tell which was the designer! It was really creepy…


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