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21st Century Robot by Brian David Johnson

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Chapter 1. He Builds Robots with His Mind

Remember I told you this book ends with Jimmy standing backstage about to make his big debut? Well, when I sent this picture of him to my wife she replied back quickly, “That’s the ROBOT YOU MADE WITH YOUR MIND!!!”

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Figure 1-1. Jimmy backstage (photo: Brian David Johnson)

Ten years ago I began to imagine what it would feel like for people to act and interact with robots in the twenty-first century. But these robots weren’t like the robots we’d seen in movies, on factory floors, or in university labs. These would be a totally new kind of robot. Something no one had seen before.

I used an unconventional tool to ...

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