Boston Dynamics’ BigDog
Abandoned city feel.
Invent arbitrary ways to earn imaginary points that result in pizza parties.
Can compose an entire song in under an hour.
A series of dangerous, experimental surgeries.
Refuse to sit still for more than fifteen minutes at a time.
I can enter the code to fight Mike Tyson on the old school Nintendo game faster than any living being.
How many robots do you know who used to own a karaoke company?
“Robot” from Lost in Space. I love it when Dr. Smith calls him a “bumbling bucket of bolts.”
Campus Martius. It’s a great place for people to gather and have fun. Live music, food, a cool fountain, great views, lots of energy, and seasonal events all year. Plus, during the winter months there's ice skating, an awesome Christmas tree, and a very cool Menorah. What else could we ask for?
We ‘scrum’ every day. Seriously, how many people can say that?
I can look like the Bald Eagle from the Muppet Show. (Hmmm... I guess that's really more of a gift than a talent.)
Not only do I get to experience all the cool things the world has to offer, but I’m also aware of those experiences... and aware that I’m aware of them... and aware that I'm aware that I’m aware... you get the idea.
I spin down unused servers with wanton abandon.
I can speak Bosnian.
Cogito ergo sum.
The Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz
Attempt to communicate with customers when neither of us share a common language.
Freestyle rapping. Call me at (313) 312-5537 and I'll spit a verse for you. Not kidding.
I cry every time I watch The Iron Giant. There’s no better proof of humanity than that.
The Iron Giant
Detroit was built by makers and tinkerers and that culture still exists. People aren’t afraid to work hard, get their hands dirty, and grind out something amazing.
I fill out ten CAPTCHAs every morning just to remember the pain we are saving people from.
I can sleep through anything.
PlayThru told me so.
The people here embrace every awesome idea, no matter how crazy it sounds. Just Google “Detroit Robocop Statue.” Detroit is a city full of incredibly passionate people who want to change things. I love feeling like we are part of something larger and watching the city grow and change along with our company.
Use the term “pre-revenue” with a straight face.
Ability to get any song stuck in my head the second I hear it.
I’m completely susceptible to baby animal pictures. No human can resist. I have to block Zooborns if I don’t want to go down a rabbit hole of awws.
The robot dance
Detroit has tons of music venues that pull in a bunch of national acts. However, my favorite shows showcase the talented local artists, especially Detroit hip-hop.
I rescue street pigeons and knit wool caps for them. Then I give them a three-day crash course on HTML and CSS, and release them back into the wild to put their new skills to use.
I can clap with one hand.
I wanted to be a three-story bounce castle, but my application was denied. Being a human is alright too, I guess.