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The Sun Sets on Robots.net

Posted 1 May 2016 at 22:24 UTC by steve Share This


I made the first post on Robots.net more 15 years ago on 25 February 2001. Since then, rog-a-matic, The Swirling Brain, and steve have written more than 3600 blog posts about robots and artificial intelligence news. You probably noticed we took a bit of a break the last year or so (thanks to the Robot Podcast crew for keeping the news going during that time). Lately we've been evaluating whether to do a reboot and start posting again or retire the blog. Today you can get robot news everywhere, so there's not as a much of a need for our specialized reporting. Also, we relied heavily on income from Google ads to pay for all this but the days of making money that way are long gone. So, as much as I still love talking about robots, I think we've come to the end of our long, robotic road. As Jerzy said at the end of Rudy Rucker's The Hacker and the Ants, "The robots were out in the world and doing fine. I'd done enough for the robots."

But maybe you'd like to pick up where we left off? We're open to the possibility of selling the site or even just the domain. Let us know if you're interested.

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