Tag Archives: Robot History Month

We’re Doomed (Or: A Defense of President Obama)

A recent Robot History Month (a/k/a “April”) visit to Japan by President Obama sparked some consternation among right-leaning media outlets.   This bluster arose due to the fact that the president had the audacity to reciprocate a bow from an … Continue reading

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Forgotten Warriors

A lonely figure shuffles across the floor in an empty hall.  Squeak, squeak, squeak.  Each step is itself a minor victory.  “I guess I should be grateful I can still move this well,” he jokes, even then with a twinge … Continue reading

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Robot History Month is Back!

The plight of the noble robot is one that is both under-reported and under-appreciated.  The month-long April celebration of Robot History Month attempts to remedy those injustices.  Last year’s edition produced several fine pieces of content that honored the sacrifices … Continue reading

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Robot Movies Are Always Good

Or, if not “good,” at least “watchable.”  But it looks like Hugh Jackman and company will put the premise-I-just-made-up to the test with 2011’s Real Steel. If Transformers could somehow have a baby with Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, the … Continue reading

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PhillieBot to Throw Out First Pitch

I may have mentioned once or twice that we here at the Axis of Ego are celebrating Robot History Month.  Well, apparently, so are the Philadelphia Phillies. A robot (brilliantly dubbed “PhillieBot”) will throw out the first pitch at the … Continue reading

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The ‘Bot Who Saved Video Games

Robot History Month is a time to celebrate the unsung heroes woven into the rich tapestry of this proud community.  One such hero is the Robotic Operating Buddy.  “ROB” for short. ROB the Robot was born in Japan* in 1985. … Continue reading

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Mr. Roboto: A Narrative Lyrical Analysis

Continuing our celebration of Robot History Month, we now present a narrative lyrical analysis of the Styx classic “Mr. Roboto.”  Released in 1983, Roboto was one of the first serious attempts in mainstream music to tackle the issues of the … Continue reading

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Robot History Month: Defending Our Freedoms

When visionary / genius / weirdo Nikola Tesla first described the use of unmanned warfare drones in 1915, no one could have suspected just how instrumental these brave robots would become to modern military strategy.  We would like to honor … Continue reading

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Special Announcement: Robot History Month

The beginning of April brings with it many things.  Spring weather.  April Fool’s Day.  The opening weekend of Major League Baseball’s new season.  The impending resolution of March Madness, ironically enough. We here at the Axis of Ego would like … Continue reading

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