Automation & Authorship

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Two of my passions are engineering and writing. Automation & Authorship is a collection of thoughts on both subjects and where they intersect.

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Spot on Tatooine and other Robots in Cinema

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Anchor When I asked the question “Where Will Boston Dynamics Robots be in the Future?” in Boston Dynamics and Biomimicry, I really didn’t have Tatooine in mind. And yet, as I watched the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett this weekend, I was pleasantly […]

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#PitMad with Kayla MacNeille

Listen on Spotify Listen on Anchor   On this first-ever episode of Automation & Authorship, we had guest author Kayla MacNeille on to discuss #PitMad (a quarterly pitching event on Twitter put on by @PitchWars) and the general writing community on Twitter. Here are a few show notes: About Kayla Kayla has been a writer […]

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Imagineering Part 1: AGV’s and AMR’s

At Disney, creating the themed rides and attractions we all know and love has been a feat of engineering so unique the company has its own name for it: Imagineering. In 1952, Walt Disney founded WED Enterprises (now Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc.) to oversee the development of Disneyland. In the decades since, […]

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Boston Dynamics and Biomimicry

For years, Boston Dynamics has been working on “changing your idea of what robots can do.” Their quadruped robot Spot has gone through quite the transformation from what I would consider the stuff of sci-fi horror to what can now only be called lovable. Meanwhile,¬†Atlas is becoming more and more humanoid every day, able to […]