"Will you please, please?" Robot Matilda asked with a sweet robotic voice. But he was not a typical tracker standing next to the road and waiting to stop her. Matyldo was more likely to take people to each other.
On Wednesday afternoon she arrived in Pelhřimov, the destination of her trip. "It's a bit bloody but it's good to record it because record conditions have been reached, Matilda electronics work, has a leg that has broken the sprockets on some servomotors due to limited mobility but it works," said Robot Engineer Rob Seidler.
The record is that it will be the first robot to reach the programmed goal itself.
Points along the road
Matyland could learn new things when people got home and joined her computer. Www.robot-matylda.cz is a sample of how to handle the robot.
In the T-shirt, Matylda had addresses with the places to visit and the target site. If a square has been checked in an address, it means it was already there.
He went to the pub
One of her interim guardians was also Mr Jan Zahoř from Holýšov near Pilsen. He had at home for a while before getting another driver on the road. And he had an unusual night with him.
"We're sorry that Matyl just sat at home, so we got it in a beer at a pub, a drink and lots of people to have people experience with her and it was great. I would not expect the guy to fall in love for so short time, "Zahor enthusiastically said.
The Matilda man-made robot with designer Michael Seidel.
PHOTO: Vít Černý, ČTK
According to Mr Zahore, the environment was positive and natural, 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 deliberately. However, staying at the Matyls pub was tired and had to be recharged. "When we were still driving from the pub, we recharged it in the morning when it started, we went out to run over the solar power," Zahor said.
"Someone tried to take her out of the seat of the car, she was banging her legs, once something breaks, she can get stuck with adhesive tape, I think it's a relatively good week abroad," said Mathil Zahor.
To protect against theft, Matylda wore a GPS locator and camera. His position is regularly published by the company. He charged through the solar panel, but people could help with the autogas reception. It is reasonably tired (unloading) on the streets.
He also had a car kit that helped with basic repairs.
As soon as possible to Pelhrimov
Another guide to Mathilda's way was Lukas Cermak, who was very curious about how he would go with Mathilda, if it was good for people to stop her in the target or destroy her or steal it.
All her moves were recorded on the facebook page Robotí autostop or do not miss panic – Towel with us.