I recently have been on a mission to eradicate all dust (and associated mites) from my dinosaur cave, and procured a robot vacuum. Very quickly Pusheena-Vacuum (this is his name) was decorated with Christmas ribbons, a daily schedule, and a small Christmas Pusheen to ride on top and manage the entire thing. Pusheenavacuum was highly useful for unexpected use cases like annihilation of dust mites from my mattress:
But you can also see that Pusheen and the vacuum don’t always get along. The apartment is unbelievably clean, and although this makes me very happy, I realize that I’ve defined a new 21st century “old lady” type, and especially one for socially inept, allergy prone unfortunate-to-exist-in-the-first-place individuals like myself. We won’t become old cat ladies, or even old fishermen. We will exist in solitude with primarily robot friendships. I’m not particularly talented at designing real robots (and I place this into the hands of Google and other companies that have the most resources to sell me these things), but I thought I could at least pretend. Here is my contribution to the robot world, the start of robots for web based experiments.
The Experiment Factory Robots
and what you can’t see from the terminal is the browser opening up on its own, and running through the task without my intervention, and closing the browser.
If you want to just dive in, pull and use the Singularity image:
singularity pull --name expfactory-robots shub://expfactory/expfactory-robots ./expfactory-robots --help
Sochat, Vanessa. "The Experiment Factory Robots." @vsoch (blog), 19 Dec 2017, https://vsoch.github.io/2017/expfactory-robots/ (accessed 28 Sep 23).