Here's another roundup of stories from the editor's inbox. Enjoy. A recent engadget story included a video of Absolut Quartet, a sort of robotic orchestral machine that incorporates ping pong balls and spinning wine glasses. Roland Piquepaille sent links to his latest blog posts on robot rats with a sense of touch, the Wizkid robot at the MoMA, and a plan to turn bacteria into cancer-fighting machines. UK author Richard Evans wrote, "Just thought I'd drop you a line for your Random Robot Roundup about my blog. It gives background into the research I've done when preparing for my books and my take on the direction of android development. Also, there are some factual articles at my website that may be of interest - featuring interviews with Rod Brooks, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Honda's ASIMO team." The Swirling Brain noticed a BBC story about Kurzweil's latest optimistic prediction that machines will have human-level intelligence by 2029. Mark Miller of homerobots.com sent a link to his recent story on the Readybot kitchen robot project. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.