Saturday, January 28, 2006

name the robot competition


just kidding
no competition
but we would love all input for possible robot names
no name is too ridiculous at this point
so get creative
get loving (for the yet-unnamed robot)
and get naming

go!

14 comments:

Sophia said...

note my comment on the programming blog.

Sophia said...

Hah, the picture just showed up for the first time. I suppose great minds think alike. But really, the Rosies were the first large movement of women working in technology.

HomogeneousTransform said...

I cheated. I actually saw your post and decided I would do a little editorial addition to Chrissy's post, taking my literary liscence to mind-bend a little too much perhaps.

I like Rosie the riveter poster because it says 'We can do it' and once upon a time I saw it altered to being 'SWE can do it' where SWE stood for the Society of Women Engineers.

Kersten said...

I still think naming it after something that shoots things would be good. Like Clint Eastwood or John Wayne or Annie Oakley (though I have to say that last one doesn't have quite the same intimidation effect. And if we called it Annie for short, they'd all think we named it after little orphan annie, and that would just be pathetic).

thunder & lightning said...

Rosie made shells/blanks, does that count?

TranquilityBase said...

...how about Athena? I think I like Athena better. not only does she have the whole powerful,strong, battlefield skill scary aspect, she also represens creativity and intuition. a balance between human and nature. "the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill." we all know how athens kicked butt. heck, they held the olympics.
(http://www.arthistory.sbc.edu/imageswomen/papers/ortengrenathena/athena.html) refer to website for Athena background/meaning.

TranquilityBase said...

p.s. never mention clint eastwood. (evil man, evil man)

Sophia said...

Oh, please not Athena! I hate Greek mythology almost as much as I hate philosphy.

HomogeneousTransform said...

Wait wait, but isn't Sophia the one with the calculator named Nausicaa??

hannah said...

we think we should tap into our american history roots

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

(as in "mr. lincoln is having some technical difficulties today." "mr. lincon just drew a penalty.")

Sophia said...

Yes, I have a calculator named Nausicaa, but that has a long backstory. But, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't name it something from Greek mythology, I would literally cry over that.

TranquilityBase said...

...why? I may be a loyal christian, but mythology is the foundation of our society. it's greek...and roman. do as the romans do. 1) Athens was a city. 2) psychology is awesome. psyche those evil teenage guys with goggles out! I declare war upon the teenage, hormonal male race!
But, if you want a historical figure name...how about someone who didn't own slaves and actually did something for female rights?
void main ()
{
Excerpt: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." 'That was Margaret Mead's conclusion after a lifetime of observing very diverse cultures around the world.'
End Of Excerpt
}
Get with the program. Vote Margaret.

TranquilityBase said...

actually, there's a really cool list of important women figure names at http://www.legacy98.org/move-hist.html . We could name robotto-san Esther Morris. the first woman to hold a judicial woman and led first successful state campaing for woman suffrage. or we can name our robot after Kate Gleason-- the first woman elected to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and had been in charge of the leading U.S. producer of gear-cutting machinery prior to WWI. Or Ellen Swallow Richard, who has an amazing background, including being the first woman to enter a technical institute and was the first woman elected to the American Insititue of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. Or Emilly Roebling, who was her husband's field engineer and oversaw the building/completion of the Brooklyn Bride and she was the first woman to address the A.S. of Civil Engineers.
but if i'm boring you with history...there's always Penthesilea, the late Queen of the Amazons. She supposedly built the battle-axe. The only downside is that she was killed by Achilles in the Trojan War.

Kersten said...

Bummer about that. What if someone else names their robot Achilles?
I like the Mr. Lincoln idea.
"Aaaaahhhh! Team 254 has turned their shooter on Mr. Lincoln!"
"Mr. Lincoln's set screw just broke!"
"Excuse me, ladies, but Mr. Lincoln is 5'1", you'll have to shave off that extra inch."
etc.