Sunday, October 01, 2006
Bennett Robot Works
Who said that robots needed to be all clean and shiny (or functional for that matter?) The Bennett Robot Works designs sculptural robots made from junk.
Each (non-functional) robot is unique and handmade by Gordon Bennett and made from a carefully selected assemblage of old and new parts. The robot designs are inspired by the 1940s and 1950s “futurama” visions of Norman Bel Geddes and Raymond Loewy.
Robots each take about a month to build and range in size from 14″ to 34″ tall. Since each bot is a unique work of art, they’re not inexpensive (from $850 to $2500 depending on size and complexity.) However, for those with an eye for original art, they are extremely cool pieces.
Aston Villa manager, Martin O'Neill, interviewed after his side's 1 - 1 draw at Chelsea, agrees the referee was right to have advised him to stop the repeated questioning of his decisions, but offers some advice of his own:
"He's absolutely right to come over to say to me that there's only one referee on the pitch, absolutely. But perhaps maybe tonight, and, em, rather than going out for something to eat, maybe he just has fish and chips at home and watches the video of the game."
Mina and Lucio Battisti duet