Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Robot Hand Project

In college, one of my friends created a Robot hand that can be moved up and down, that was his senior project. I was amazed of his work  because I know that it's not an easy task to create a robotic hand that can be remotely programmed. All the diodes and electronic chips and assembly language behind it.

So thrilled I was, I told my wife about that over dinner and that was exactly her reply:

"That's it? A Robot hand? And I get to press buttons for it to move? I don't know why you are so excited about that. Why don't YOU tell your friend to tweak his Robot hand a bit so it takes the trash out of our house since it was sitting there for the past 2 days."

Ouch!

I couldn't think like that, we tend to dive into the details and forget why we are building things in the first place. That is a typical Left Brain/Right Brain Dilemma.