It’s no secret that I <3 robots, and apparently you all do as well. This week’s Comment o’ the Week winner was nominated about 2,000 times or slightly less. Congrats to Steve, who responded to news that robots think we taste like bacon with this:
// Jul 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm
Robotics tip #314: Many English phrases that appear straightforward to humans are likely to confuse a robot. For example, never tell a robot (especially one that thinks you taste like prosciutto), â€œmake me a sandwichâ€. The alternative phrasing, â€œmake a sandwich for meâ€ has a much higher survival rate for the requester.
Well done, Steve! You win the prize of getting to choose next Wednesday’s Afternoon Inquisition! Send it in using the contact form.