Browsing All posts tagged under »robots«


May 17, 2013 by


This is a song that, it turns out, very few people know by name. I am weirdly fond of it. Partly because the band is the Teddybears (who are Swedish and strange and for some reason tend to be pictured with the heads of bears…) and partly because the chorus gets stuck in my head, […]

Sometimes You Just Have to Cackle Evilly and Say, “My Bear Will Defeat You All!”

November 15, 2012 by


I don’t know about you but I certainly wouldn’t laugh at someone who made a robot teddy bear. I’d be sidling up to them saying, “Hey, wanna be my friend?”  

Anthropomorphisation: It’s a Life Choice

October 1, 2012 by


I am not sure why but I am instantly drawn to people who apologise to inanimate objects or treat robots like people.   A is a valid option.  

Because When You Solve For X, Things EXPLODE

July 25, 2012 by


Formulas and variables and integrals and derivatives: to the casual observer it looks like you’re doing math. But you’re not. Because when you solve for x, things EXPLODE. You’re doing ENGINEERING. — David Malki Rick is a mechatronics engineer. I like to explain this as: I program robots. Rick will tell you that this is […]

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Robot Needs

December 23, 2011 by


I think ‘eat robot food’ may be a simplification. Perhaps ‘oil’ and ‘charge batteries’ might be better. Then again, perhaps there’s super important robot kibble that I don’t know about.