"I love you, cold unfeeling monastic robot arm."

Robot Ascetic Inscribes Bible

Kuka, what appears to be a fairly standard industrial robot, has been reprogrammed to inscribe the entire Martin Luther bible onto a endless roll of paper. It uses a calligraphic style translated by its creators RobotLab from an early font called "Schwabacher."
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20 Responses:

  1. grok_mctanys says:

    Just so long as it doesn't start iterating through the names of God. I'm not ready for the stars to start going out yet...

    (Although, if it's controlled from an embedded system, it might not be able to count up to 9,000,000,000 and we'll be safe.)

  2. stolzenberg says:

    You know that old saying...

    If you get one fairly standard industrial robot that's been reprogrammed, it'll eventually inscribe the entire Martin Luther bible onto an endless roll of paper.

  3. ladykalessia says:

    Be interesting to have it write a Torah. Hmm.

  4. ultranurd says:

    An appropriate topic for Reformation Sunday.

  5. kencf0618 says:

    "If our Gods and our hopes are nothing but scientific phenomena, then let us admit it must be said that our love is scientific as well."

    Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's Tomorrow's Eve (1886), albeit by way of Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (2004).

  6. prog says:

    This would make a fine implementation of that one Kafka story as well.

  7. This makes me recall the guys who attached a sword to their robot arm and controlled it via Wiimote. I'm not sure which would be more fun: Wiimote calligraphy, or swordfight choreography by typesetting...

  8. fu3dotorg says:

    Let's hope it doesn't get the John Hancock virus..

  9. nightrider says:

    What amazes me more than some scribbling robot is the fact that someone out there has invented/found/brought through a Stargate an endless roll of paper.

    • wfaulk says:

      I was going to comment on that, too, but then I thought it would be far cooler if Cold Unfeeling Monastic Robot Arm v2 were to be fitted with a system that, after it wrote on the paper, the paper would enter a recycling chamber where it would be broken down into pulp and then reformed into new paper which would then be fed under the robot arm. v3 could also recycle the ink.

  10. saltation_lj says:

    And after it's written it out 100 times, it can go home.

    Bad robot!