2012 Maker Faire, Robots, As Artificial People

Toy Robot
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A small toy, radio controlled robot that kids could play with. There were five such robots on this tile floor and kids took turns having fun by moving them around and bumping them into each other.


Robots At The 2012 Maker Faire external link   •  San Mateo County Event Center external link   •  1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 30 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:48:18 Saturday 19 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4154
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Robot Statue
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A statue of a robot stood alongside the path behind Fiesta Hall. Here two men walking past had their attention diverted by the art.


Robots At The 2012 Maker Faire external link   •  San Mateo County Event Center external link   •  1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 30 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:14:19 Saturday 19 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4209
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Robots With Balloons
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Small kid-customized robots were used to play radio-controlled robot football or robot soccer. The balloons were colored with numbered balloons to tell which robot was on which team.


Robots At The 2012 Maker Faire external link   •  San Mateo County Event Center external link   •  1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 30 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:01:30 Saturday 19 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4254
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Robot-Like Movements
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These two men, dressed for medieval combat, lumbered stiffly toward each other, before beginning to flail at each other with fake swords. The effect felt very artificial.


Robots At The 2012 Maker Faire external link   •  San Mateo County Event Center external link   •  1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 30 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:53:10 Saturday 19 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4342
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Cardboard Robot Suits
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A few folk dressed in cardboard robot suits and strode among the crowds. They were on stilts that made them appear taller than normal folk.


Robots At The 2012 Maker Faire external link   •  San Mateo County Event Center external link   •  1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 30 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 13:08:33 Saturday 19 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4364
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A Dalek
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Although not really a robot but instead a cybog, a Dalek external link is a metal fighting machine inside which lived a small but evil tentacled creature. If you never watched Dr. Who, you would have no idea what this was.


Robots At The 2012 Maker Faire external link   •  San Mateo County Event Center external link   •  1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 30 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 13:12:47 Saturday 19 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4372
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