滿足無用機器人女王

Meet the Queen of Useless Robots

瑞典發明家, 所謂的“低劣機器人的女王”, 吸引了數以千計的與她的古怪玩意兒的追隨者吃麥片或塗抹口紅


技術Guardian.co.uk這篇文章題為 “滿足無用機器人的女王: “互聯網是一個奇怪的地方”” 寫由琥珀賈米森, 對於theguardian.com週四3月17日 2016 16.11 世界標準時間

素有“低劣的機器人的女王”, 瑞典發明家西蒙Giertz建立的機器人,以幫助日常活動 - 除了, 他們不工作. 很好, 機械 他們做工精美, 但她的機器人展示我們已經有了一個,而我們生活的每一個部分之前走的是自動化.

這位25歲住在斯德哥爾摩船屋並運行一個非常成功的YouTube頻道 124,000 用戶, 在那裡,她張貼了超現實主義和熱鬧的玩意兒視頻, 如機器人餵她麥片, 把她的口紅,剁菜.

她最近的視頻 - 頭反复砰的一聲撞在鍵盤 - 是幫助爭論在互聯網上.

她與衛談到作為一個自學成才的專職低劣的機器人創造者.

什麼是你建立的第一個機器人?

我的朋友喬納森Lönnqvist和我做了 這款iPhone案例 有可伸縮的吉他琴弦. 不待說, 這是一個非常宏大的第一硬件項目. 我做了第一個類別下屬於“低劣的機器人”是這樣的 牙刷頭盔.

是什麼讓你想學習如何使機器人?

因為我有很多的想法,我想原型. 對我來說, 天馬行空般討厭銷售人員只走一次,我已經建立了他們.

你學過物理的大學,但在機器人主要是自學成才. 你是如何教導自己?

By building stuff! My learning process has always been very idea-oriented. I never sat down with a book being like, “OK, now I’m going to learn about transistors.” Instead I had an idea that I really liked and learned as I was trying to figure out how to build it.

What was the inspiration for your newest video about internet arguments?

To be honest, my inspiration for that one was: “Oh damn, I need a video for this week.” And then I remembered that my friend had commented that I should make a facerolling robot for all the marriage proposals I get. Didn’t know facerolling was a thing before that. The internet is a weird place.

How long does it take you to make a robot?

Really depends. Some of the projects I do are just me programming a robot arm, 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?

別, definitely not. Art scares me. I don’t feel cool enough to be an artist.

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