AI Battle Bots

Battle Bots!
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Years ago I worked with this crazy software developer who was always talking about these AI Bots he wanted to write that would battle each other with logic. Basically, the idea was (as I understood it) he would program one bot to have an opinion on something, and another bot to have a differing opinion, and then have them converse with each other to see who would win the argument. Of course in his early tests no one ever won the argument, as AI Bots are very good an arguing and one would never be defeated by the other.

Nowadays you don’t need to write any IA Bots to accomplish this… All you need is:

  • A Facebook account
  • Friends with strong opinions who like to argue

Now just post something on your wall, and hope that your friends see it, and start to argue with each other. You may need to make it controversial, but even this is not a requirement.

Once it’s posted, just wait for the replies… Hours of entertainment!




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Flamebot is a robot that has no legs, but he flies around with flames shooting out of the area where his feet would be. If he had feet. Which he doesn’t. He is very colorful though, and in honor of the rainbow of colors he represents, Flamebot salutes you, and all you do for the good of the Robot Nation.


BarCampMilwaukee4 Shirt Concepts

Our old E-Pal HeyGabe got appointed the T-shirt Czar, and with that he put out the call for t-shirt designs, and I have heeded the call, and the results are below.

BarCampMilwaukee4 Shirt Concept #1

This is a number 4 blasting off into space by the power of BarCamp!

BarCampMilwaukee4 Shirt Concept #2

This is a robot based on an original drawing by Madeline Prodoehl. People seem to like robots.

Keep in mind, HeyGabe is the T-shirt Czar, which, I believe, means that he has the power to choose what shirt design is selected. I mean, maybe you can influence him, but don’t quote me on that.

(Thanks to Shannon Palmer for providing a Creative Commons licensed t-shirt template for use in these mock-ups.)