The Swedish kirkiro, da ake kira 'Sarauniyar shitty mutummutumi', has attracted thousands of followers with her quirky contraptions for eating cereal or applying lipstick
Known as “the queen of shitty robots”, Swedish inventor Simone Giertz builds robots to help with everyday activities – except, they don’t work. Da kyau, mechanically they work beautifully, but her robots show we’ve got a while to go before every part of our life is automated.
The 25-year-old lives on a houseboat in Stockholm and runs a highly successful YouTube channel with 124,000 subscribers, where she posts videos of her surreal and hilarious contraptions, such as robots to feed her cereal, put on her lipstick and chop vegetables.
Her mafi yawan 'yan video - a kai banging akai-akai da wani keyboard - shi ne ya taimake jayayya a kan internet.
Ta yi magana da Guardian game da zama kai sanar cikakken lokaci shitty robot mahalicci.
Abin da ya fara robot ku gina?
My aboki Jonathan Lönnqvist da na yi wannan iPhone yanayin da retractable guitar kirtani. Bukatarsa ce, shi ne wani kyakkyawan m farko hardware aikin. Na farko daya na yi cewa da dama a karkashin category "shitty mutummutumi" shi wannan buroshin hakori kwalkwali.
Me ya sa ka ke so ka koyi yadda za a yi mutummutumi?
Domin ina da wani yawa ideas cewa ina so in samfur. To ni, ideas kamar m salespeople cewa kawai tafi da zarar Na gina wa kansu.
Ka yi karatu kimiyyar lissafi a kwalejin amma yafi kai sanar a yaro-. Ta yaya ka koya wa kanka?
By gina stuff! My ilmantarwa tsari ya kasance kullum sosai ra'ayin-daidaitacce. Ban taba zauna tare da wani littafi da kasancewa kamar, "KO, yanzu zan je su koyi game da transistors. "Maimakon haka ina da wani ra'ayin da na ainihi son da kuma koyi yadda nake ƙoƙarin Figure fitar da yadda za a gina shi.
Me ya yi wahayi zuwa ga your sabuwar video game internet muhawara?
A gaskiya, ta wahayi zuwa ga cewa wanda ya: "Oh tsine, Ina bukatan video for wannan makon. "Kuma a sa'an nan na tuna da cewa aboki ya yi sharhi cewa, ya kamata in yi wani facerolling robot ga dukan aure bada shawarwari na samu. Ashe, ba ku sani facerolling wani abu da cewa. The internet ne mai ban mamaki wuri.
Nawa yake yi da ku don yin robot?
Yake dogara. Wasu daga cikin ayyukan ban an ni kawai shirye-shirye a robot hannu, like the Lipstick Robot, the Breakfast Machine and the facerolling robot. Those are like an afternoon of work. Other projects, like the Applause Machine, are probably one to two weeks full-time.
Which is your favorite robot you’ve built so far?
I like the Applause Machine because it’s the perfect combination of quirky and creepy. I rode the bus carrying it the other week and watching people react to it was priceless.
Is this now your full time job?
Yes it is! My job is without a doubt my best invention so far. I just realized that all the regular jobs I’ve had have killed my motivation. I always thought that if I just pushed myself harder and put more of myself into it it’d become more fun, but I just couldn’t get the same spark as when I worked on my own projects. So I changed my strategy and instead of trying to push myself into a mold that didn’t really fit, I thought I’d just try to change the mold. I quit my job in San Francisco, moved back to Stockholm, lived on 0.5 GB of data a month and just tried to free up as much time as possible to work on stuff I thought was fun. It was never my plan that things would take off the way they have, I just wanted to work on stuff I was enthusiastic about, and apparently other people were enthusiastic about them too!
What’s your next robot?
Secret! It’s a collaboration with one of my biggest idols and I think it’s going to be my best one yet. Will be out sometime at the end of March!
What’s your dream robot project that you don’t yet have the time/skills/money for?
A submarine houseboat. I live on an old tugboat but feel that having a submarine would be the next level.
Do you see your videos and robot as art?
Kar Ka, definitely not. Art scares me. I don’t feel cool enough to be an artist.
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