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Nerd Salon and Roomba Cockfights

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the May 17th, 2006

How can anyone say no to cockfighting Roombas? That’s right, it’s simply not possible. GETV Roving RoboReporter Violet Blue goes deep with Nerd Salon’s high priestesses Annalee Newitz and Jennifer Granick to discover geek polination games, fighting robots and other stickiness that brings out the nerdy geek. Violet then talks to Phil Torrone, master Roomba warrior from the land of MAKE, who describes the impossible mission that got the Roombas fighting.
Episode links: nerd salon, annalee newitz, jennifer granick, violet blue, roomba frogger (thx mark!), mad scientist, feline pollination, roomba pool, phil torrone, irobot roomba, geek american hero, 3 laws of robotics, make magazine

5 Responses to 'Nerd Salon and Roomba Cockfights'

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  1. on May 18th, 2006 at 9:08 am

    […] […]

  2. Boing Boing said,

    on May 18th, 2006 at 9:15 am

    GETV: bring on the cockfighting Roombas!…

    In this episode of Geek Entertainment TV (GETV), correspondent Violet Blue explores geek polination games and fighting robots with Annalee Newitz and Jennifer Granick. Violet then interviews Phil Torrone, master Roomba warrior from the land of MAKE, wh…

  3. on May 18th, 2006 at 10:02 am

    […] This week on Geek Entertainment TV (GET), you can see me and Nerd Salon co-host Jennifer Granick giggling our way through an interview with Violet Blue about our semi-bi-monthly geek brawl known as Nerd Salon. […]

  4. on June 7th, 2006 at 6:32 am

    […] Last night I was at the 2006 New Hampshire High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year of the Awards Banquet. Bill Rogers (my boss) was one of five finalists for the award. The highlight of the evening was a presentation given by Helen Greiner, the co-founder of iRobot (of Roomba fame). She stressed something I agree with, the importance for technology companies to facilitate open developer ecosystems around products. She pointed to a number of interesting things coming from their Roomba API, like Roomba Cockfights, Frogger, and pointed to work by the JPL. She also played a hilarious Saturday Night Live clip I hadn’t seen before, featuring a product called the Woomba (a little robot that cleans your lady parts).  […]

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    on June 15th, 2007 at 5:15 pm

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