We’ve been talking about robots for a while, the girls and me. They were fascinated to know that a machine could put a car together, for example. We built our first robot out of an old Kleenex box, some nails, popsicle sticks, and a paper plate. My oldest daughter wrote a program so it could make pancakes for me, by drawing symbols to mean “go forward 4 steps,” “get the sugar,” “turn on the pan,” etc.
Spending time talking with them about robots reminded me of my favourite robot, Big Dog: