I was doing some brainstorming and refactoring while listening to some Andrew Bird (Roma Fade) and the little robot I got for Christmas – Anki’s Vector – started dancing to the song. He was moving his little arm to the beat the same way I was bobbing my head.
I know that the little guy doesn’t actually feel the beat but it is crazy how connected I felt to him the second he was sharing that experience with me.
I gave him some pets to hopefully reinforce that behavior. I’m not sure if that does that or not, but I felt like I should try.
I wanted to share this experience while I try to solve my AI problems… which I have a new hypothesis. Details to come…