Heather Knight, a social roboticist (what?!) makes robots that engage in performance art. It seems super cool, but honestly I can't say I completely understand it. As soon as I started thinking about it I realized I don't actually know what a robot is (as opposed to a "machine" or a "computer"). The definition I found in my head was "a machine that has some human characteristics." I asked a more technologically inclined friend and she said "a machine that can do things autonomously. but I just pulled that out of my ass."
Man. What is a robot and what could we poets do with one?
Happy Valentine's Day from 1913!