8th Annual ‘Robot Film Festival’ Celebrates Robotic Technology of 1980’s

Published by , July 16, 2018 2:14 pm

(SpectrumIEEE) The 8th annual Robot Film Festival is taking place in Portland this year. The theme this year is “Vintage Arcade Revival,” celebrating the culture and technology of the 1980s. Or at least, celebrating what passed for culture and technology back then.
1980s robots had the disadvantage of being more tedious to program, but the advantage of not having to compete against other tech, like smartphones or home automation. Modern robots can struggle to justify their usefulness in an increasingly crowded home technology space, and they try to make up for it by being easily programmable.

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