Being disabled causes me to have to be inventive. It took a lot of programming, but here is the final result. What looks like Mark Tilden’s second Robosapein version is actually a cleverly disguised robot holding a soldering iron and a roll of solder. Of course the joke here is that the robot looks like he’s gonna make another robot; robots making robots. Hah! Like that will ever happen!
I purchased my RSV2 on eBay and actually got a pretty good deal on him. It was under $100 and that is pretty good shootin’ for eBay these days, especially for a V2 like this one. I wish he was white or silver, but even his Smurflike color doesn’t dim the fun I have with him. I have a long way to go to plumb his abilities and find out all the completely annoying things it’s capable of performing.
When I finally pass away, I hope that Mark Tilden is still around. I suspect he could fix me right up with his BEAM theories and clever robotic designs. I wouldn’t mind being a robot, you see. Sure, a lot of people are horrified by that idea. They don’t like the idea of not really sleeping but taking maintenance operational breaks, of not being able to eat and enjoy the act, or never feeling the touch of another human, or the emotion conveyed in that touch. To me it would just be an indicator of pressure on some sensor. But as I look at my current lot as a human, I realize that this is the essence of my life in reality, so bring on the chips and servos and let’s get this show on the road!