Thursday, March 20, 2014

Robots, Robots everywhere!

Robots! Here they are as my new drawings for scrapbooking, party decors or jewelry. You can create your own decorations just printing these images out. Pretty cool for boys birthday party since they looove robots.

Robots topic is very interesting since the history of robots is very old and pretty new at once.
The term 'robot' was first used by the Czech writer Karel ńĆapek in 1921 and origins from slavatic word 'robota' and means 'hard work'.
But history of robots didn't start in the 20th century. The concept of robots occurs in the mythologies of many cultures around the world. Engineers and inventors from ancient civilizations, like Ancient China, Greece or Egypt kept trying to construct self-operating machines, quite often resembling animals and humans. The clay golems of Jewish legend or mythical statue of Pygmalion that came to life are one of the first creatures resembling robots.

In Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci was the author of sketched plans for a humanoid robot. Da Vinci's notebooks show detailed drawings of a mechanical knight now known as Leonardo's Robot, able to sit up, wave its arms and move its head and jaw.

In modern times this topic is very popular, well known S-f writer Isaak Asimov wrote many novels about robots and their interactions with human society, and he created Three Laws of Robotics:
1 A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
2 A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law
3 A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Later Asimov added the Zeroth Law: "A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm"; the rest of the laws are modified sequentially to acknowledge this.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Strawberry field forever

Hello, not sure if you feel this spring mood already, but here in Poland it is on. March, but very warm and sunny. Completely opposite to the previous year, winter lasted till end of April! So this early spring motivatted me to draw something colorful and happy. And I draw strawberries. Connected for me with great weather, sun and strawberry cakes.

P.S. I just set up Facebook page for my Etsy shop, I share there all new images and offers. I would be very happy if you visit and check this up :)

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