Machines 5, Fleshlings 0

typed for your pleasure on 26 November 2008, at 2.03 am

Sdtrk: ‘Get closer’ by Valerie Dore

It must be Winter (not officially, as the Winter Solstice hasn’t taken place, but nevertheless), as I’m currently losing my voice and fighting a flu with my bare hands. In between extended seven-hour naps, however, I managed to nominate the original version of Actroid, ReplieeQ1-san, to Carnegie Mellon’s Robot Hall of Fame.

A vote for Actroid is a vote for a Sexy Future

It seems that they hold induction ceremonies every two years, and I’d missed the one for this year. The nominees can include both real and fictional robots, such as Osamu Tezuka’s titular Astro Boy (inducted 2004), and Sony’s late-lamented AIBO (added 2006).

Here’s hoping that a) they choose to nominate Actroid-san, and b) the people will do the right thing and vote her in. Actroid in 2010!

Technorati tags: Carnegie Mellon, Robot Hall of Fame, Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy, AIBO, Actroid, ReplieeQ1, Android, Gynoid, robots

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4 have spoken to “Machines 5, Fleshlings 0”

  1. Laura writes:

    Vegetarians have a tougher immune system.
    And being a bear helps in fighting off bad flus.
    Hang in there, champ!

  2. SafeTinspector writes:

    On the plus side, a stuffed nose will kill half the taste of that *shudder!* cranberry sauce stuff.

  3. Davecat writes:

    Laura –
    You and your vegetarian immune system. I’m immune to vegetables, too! And yet it’s not helping me now. *slams fist on table*

    Cranberries — that’s definitely amongst the vegetables I’m immune to. Cranberry sauce isn’t not a food, it’s a sealant.

  4. Laura writes:

    I’m going to have to ask you to use your inside voice

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