Building a robot army, one cuddly bot at a time… @ The Guardian Open Platform-
Have you ever missed an important announcement from a friend because you only check Twitter late in the day and couldn’t be bothered to scroll through 8 hours of posts from your friends? Did feel guilty when your feeble “congratulations!” Tweet was sent 2 days late when you found out your buddy got married? Would you like to build your very own robot army? Then this is a post for you!
Meet the Guardian Robot: This friendly little fellow stands on your desk and monitors your Twitter feed for “happy” and “sad” posts by your friends on your Twitter feed. But unlike conventional alert systems, this robot encourages you to interact with the posts it finds.
For example, when it finds a “happy” post, the Guardian Robot raises its head and arm in triumph. It holds the pose until you give it a “high five” by pushing the switch in its raised hand. Once you do that, the robot pass the high five on to your buddy via a reply Tweet.