Random Robot Roundup

Posted 4 May 2009 at 18:23 UTC by steve Share This

Time to unload the editor's mailbox again. Readers have been sending lots of interesting stories our way including a photo gallery of the giant spider robot, la machine. At the other end of the size scale, there's a YouTube video of beRobot, the world's smallest humanoid robot. Leonel Moura, European Ambassador for Creativity and Innovation, writes, "my robot that writes poems published a book". The book, Poesia Robótica, is written in Portuguese and may be the first book of poetry written by an autonomous robot. Speaking of books, Andreas Buechel wrote to tell us about his new science fiction story, "I started to write a scifi fantasy story where the one character, maima, is an advanced android who is interested in human emotions, nature and spirituality." Emeka Okafor sent a link to the amusingly titled Economist story, Polyphemus does the hoovering. Ebrahim Jahandar sent a link to his cool chess playing robot. It's based on an AVR with code written in C, compiled with the free software GCC-AVR compiler. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.

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