Updates Fridays

Cubli or Cutie?

I’m not going to blow your minds this week. Or at least, I’m not going to write about anything that blew my mind. Maybe I’m tired from the relentless pace at which the world is plunging forward into the future, or maybe I’m just hoarse from all the excited shouting. But this week I’m going to take a little break, and talk about something else instead.

This super cute robot.

Damn that thing is cute. Right? I mean, am I the only one who thinks so?

I admit that it is a little weird, finding a metal cube full of flywheels and processers cute. It’s not like it’s a baby. That’s what the whole “cute” instinct is supposed to be about, right, protecting babies?

But maybe this is what a baby robot looks like! Maybe some part of my brain instinctively knows that this thing could grow up into a real robot if we give it a chance, we just need to protect it and care for it…

Anyway. I think this little guy is cute. And pretty cool too. And hey, who would have thought that there were still new methods of robot locomotion out there to be discovered? That’s pretty cool too. And it’s neat that so much technology went into making something hold still. Usually we put all the effort into making things move.

I find something about watching it rest steadily on its corner to be very soothing. You just can’t knock this little guy down. The world can try to gang up on him, try to push him around, but he’s not having any of it. He’s just chilling, and he don’t care what you do.

You go, little robot. Be who you are.