Saturday, March 17, 2007

Spring Break and Robots

SPRING BREAK!! WOOHOO!!



Let me tell you, it is a non-stop party in these parts. Actually, it’s something like going back to the Stone Age. My parents don’t even have dial-up any more, so I spend my days being a wireless nomad in various coffee shops and hotel lobbies. And to make matters worse, my folks don’t have cable, and it’s pledge week on PBS!!

While I have been sitting on my butt and binging on Chai Lattes and the best of Yanni in concert, the folks over at Virginia Tech have been plugging away. They have created a robot called Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence (or DARwIn) who will undoubtedly be the next great American hero. This great American will be competing in the 2007 RoboCup – the prominent tournament for the “traditional Japanese sport of robot soccer”. DARwIn will be the first ever American created robot to participate in this competition. When asked for a statement, he replied: “1000101110011100110110011”.

This is big. This will be like when the US defeated the Russian hockey team in the 1980 Olympics. Only with robots, so it’s instantly 5,000 times cooler. Better yet, we will have the home turf advantage. That’s right, get your tickets now for the 2007 RoboCup to be held in Atlanta! Watch out Japan, even your dancing Qrio cheerleaders can’t save you now.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

NICE video.

March 17, 2007 at 7:42 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

HAHA.Northeast Ohio isn't much different. I live next to a cornfield and it looks just like that.

March 17, 2007 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Yay! Let's take off our shirts and shake our frozen money makers!

It was warm for TWO DAYS up here! That's all...

March 18, 2007 at 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Spice said...

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March 18, 2007 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Bloody Bonnie said...

"Spice"
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I know who you are and I will tolerate no more of your smut on my blog.

March 18, 2007 at 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called being able to hear your soul breathe. I'll take crows and hermits over robots and plastic people any day of the week. Love, Mama the Luddite

March 19, 2007 at 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Spice said...

:(

March 19, 2007 at 3:56 PM  

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