building robots and seeing other robots, always the same problem emerge in my mind:
Why a robot is built and exists?
what is it's purpose?
who benefit its existence?
It's fun to build. And f it's good, it's a petty to destroy.
That's why they are build, and why the good ones often keep existing.
this is a god's point of view...
ya probably it's the right point of view ...
the fitness criteria of a robot is the chance to resist to be scrapped from the creator
it's a matter of personality. more the robot have personality , more it survive from scrap...
Everything from drum playing robots to questions of existence!
for me the purpose of a robot is to do somethink for itself...
my friends always say:" you are able to build robots, but your robots are useless, build somethink of usefull! a robot which can do somethink of usefull for you..."
I say no, robots are interesting when it seems they live their life trying to acheive their objective.. the objective may a stupid think like to follow a black line... and they have to be more autonomous as possible...
For example, i think the Pummer is my best robot, yes it do very stupid thinks but is totally autonomous because it continue to live for years without my intervention. this is my idea of robotic...
so PERSONALITY and AUTONOMY are key features in my opinion
(crappy english vol.2)
in my opinion, if a robot is funny, if it makes smiles on people face, there is a good reason for a robot to exist!
My robots exist so that I can build them.
Their primary function: to exist as proof of my ability to make them exist. That's useful enough for me.