Happy Election Day fellow roboticists! Don't forget to vote today. David Cook of the Robot Room has created an online resister color code calculator; how many times have you wished you had one of those when you were digging through your parts box? roschler let us in on a sneek peek video of the WowWee Rovio robot and a hands-on video review of the Fisher Price Elmo Live robotic toy. Roland Piquepaille let us know that robotic sensors being used to study Mount St. Helens and he also blogged about Australian defense robots. The Swirling Brain has swirled up an unusually large pile of robots news including Hammacher and Schlemmer's special $99 price on the i-Sobot, Astrobotic's private moon robot plans, an article on self-propelled microbots that are actually tiny cyborgs made of bacteria and machines, video of an expression mimicking robot, schools of autonomous robofish, a robot service dog that can do everything a live seeing-eye dog can do, a robot maid built by Tokyo University, and an interesting blog post on the possibe of a evidence of a Global SuperOrganism.