Hi, my name is Per.
I write this blog as a way to explore one of the most interesting
technological developments today, Self-Reconfiguring Modular Robotics.
I find it interesting and enlightening to not only read and listen,
but also to write and speak about this exciting area.
I enjoy the concentration and focus that is necessary when writing
a post or preparing a speech. It also gives great direction
and helps me to walk a specific path rather than just wandering.
The best description I have found on why I do this, and why I hope
that it will have a value, is this quote from the fantastic book
Vehicles by Valention Braitenberg. (If you have not read it yet
I cannot recommend it highly enough, it is nothing short of amazing.)
“This is an exercise in fictional science, or science fiction, if
you like that better. Not for amusement: science fiction in the ser-
vice of science. Or just science, if you agree that fiction is part
of it, always was, and always will be as long as our brains are only
minuscule fragments of the universe, much too small to hold all the
facts of the world but not too idle to speculate about them.”
So this is my fictional science contribution to science. Not for
amusement only, but I hope to do this in the service of science
and progress, to describe clearly the benefits and risks with
SRCMR so that everyone can form their own opinion and help
develop it for good use.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it,
and if you have any comments, good or bad, do not hesitate
to tell me!
Stockholm, 12 Sep 2008, updated Nyköping, 30 May 2012.
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Excerpt above is from “Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology”
by Valentino Braitenberg, published by The MIT Press