"Will you take me, please?" Robot Matilda asked in a sweet robotic voice. But she was not a typical tracker who stands by the road and waits for her to stop her. Matyldo was more likely to pass on the people to each other.
On Wednesday afternoon she arrived in Pelhřimov, the destination of her trip. "It's a bit bloody, but it's fit to record it because the record conditions have been met, the Matylda electronics are working, it has a leg that has cracked the gears on some servomotors because of its limited mobility but it works," he said. robot engineer Michal Seidler.
The record is that it will be the first robot to reach the planned goal itself.
Points along the way
Matyland could learn new things when people took her home and joined her computer. Www.robot-matylda.cz is a sample lesson on how to handle the robot.
In the T-shirt, Matylda had addresses with the places she was about to visit, and the target site. If a square has been checked at an address, it means it was already there.
She went to the pub
One of her temporary guardians was also Mr. Jan Zahoř from Holýšov near Pilsen. He had it at home for a while before he took another guide on the way. And she had an unusual evening with him.
"We were sorry to have Matyl just sitting at home, so we took her to a beer in a pub, a drink, and a lot of people to have people experience with her and it was great. I would not have expected the man to fall in love for such a short time, "Mr. Zahor said excitedly.
Humanoid robot Matylda with his designer Michael Seidel.
PHOTO: Vít Černý, ČTK
According to Mr. Zahore, the surroundings responded positively and naturally, and it was a surprise that many people knew about the project. Some of them came to see Matylda in the bar as well as purposefully. However, the stay in the Matyls pub was tired and it had to be recharged. "When we were still driving from the pub, we recharged it, and in the morning, when it dawned, we put it out to run over the solar," said Zahor.
"Someone tried to get her out of the car seat, rummaging her legs. Once something breaks down, it can be stuck with adhesive tape. I think that it's a relatively good week on the outside, "Matylda Zahor said.
To protect against theft Matylda was wearing a GPS locator and camera. Its location has been regularly published by the company. She was charging through the solar panel, but people could help her with the autogas socket. It is logically tired (discharging) on the roads.
She also had a car kit that helped with basic repairs.
As soon as possible to Pelhrimov
Another guide on Mathilda's way was Lukas Cermak, who was very curious as to how it would go with Mathilda, whether it was good for people to take her to the target, or destroy or steal her.
All her movements were recorded on the facebook page Robotí autostop or We Do not Miss Panic – Towel with Us.