Most of the posts about robots here trend towards the whimsical or the weird side. From Wired here's news of something far more practical, robots that will pick your apples.
I've seen this twice in a very short time. At this moment the original post has been retweeted 380 times and liked 3287 times.
Gotta wonder how many more times I'll see it and where it will turn up next.
It didn't take long for Marty to make his appearance. Once showed up, though, he didn't seem to be universally popular.
High marks for the reference to The Day the Earth Stood Still.
This coffee falls into your stomach, and straightway there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army of the battlefield, and the battle takes place. Things remembered arrive at full gallop, ensuing to the wind.
Honoré de Balzac, THE PLEASURES AND PAINS OF COFFEE, seen in a demo page on the Worpress site
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a compendium of invented words written by John Koenig. Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language—to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for.
All words in this dictionary are new. They were not necessarily intended to be used in conversation, but to exist for their own sake; to give a semblance of order to a dark continent, so you can settle it yourself on your own terms, without feeling too lost—safe in the knowledge that we’re all lost.
Author John Koenig has more to say at TED.
via Susan Cain