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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Robot Love, "A Cinderella Story"

This story is inspired by Zoltan, a guy from Georgia who has an informative website on how to make a "robotic sexual partner" and why he's more confortable with robots instead of humans.

Cinderbot was a model #3 robotic helper that was hacked by it's father for advanced computing and artifical intellegence. The Cinderbot loved it's father and life was good. Then one day, he married with a woman with two daughters. They did not like the idea of having a robot call them "sister", and felt that Cinderbot was only made to serve humans. Unfornatunately, Cinderbot's father was killed at the manufacturing plant he worked, and Cinderbot was now owned by it's stepmother. Besides doing the basic chorus, Cinderbot missed having conversations with it's father who treated it more human.

One day the prince of the land, Zoltan, has come to age to be married. He has a problem with relationships with woman and usually more entertained with model #4 and #5 robots. He parents urged him to marry a nice woman and stop hanging around with robots all the time. But he replied, "Humans are so biological and messy," he told them. "Plus, there's all the obvious problems with humans— AIDS, alimony etc— that I just wanted to avoid."

Back in the cottage, Cinderbot is busy creating clothings, and styling it's stepsister's hair for the Great Kingdom Ball. Cinderbot was dismayed that the event was only made for humans, and wanted to go out of curiousity. It ask the stepsister's if it could go, just in case they need it's assisting, But they laughed, "No Ciderbot, there is no need for your services at the event. There will be royal robots there to assist us and they are higher models than you. We don't want to look poor with such a low class model as yourself."

As Cinderbot watched it's owners get into the spacepod to the Great Kingdom of the Sky, it slowly moved to it's recharge station, and begins to power down and download system upgrades. Then something happened, while Cinderbot was downloading hotfixes, a trojan horse appeared and began to invade it's hardware. But this was no oridinary Virus, it was build by Cinderbot's father according to the registry, to advance older systems. This project was the last thing he was working on before the terrible accident that killed him. Cinderbot decided to bypass it's normal defense systems against the Virus, and trust that it's father had made this program for it.

Once the download started, Cinderbot started conputing faster than it ever thought possible. It was even computing at speeds faster than the Model #6 robots that are still in beta. It was also able to download other top secret information from the Great Kingdom that even the Royal robots wasn't privileged to know. Later it finds that a plot against the Great Kingdom was being planned by a secret society to overthrown the Great Kingdom. After the download was complete, it ordered a spacepod to the Great Kingdom, something that it was limited to do before hand, but now, Cinderbot has the ability to hack into every network in the system.

Later at the Kingdom, the Prince is bored with all the women at the Ball trying to win his affection. He wanted to go to his virtual room and play with the Royal Robots and download this new game that is in beta for the new Model #6 robots.

When Cinderbot arrived, it went to the maintenance area of the Great Kingdom where the robots were stored. It knew it was not allow access in the palace as only a Model #3 and needed a disguise. All robot models are built alike but with different barcodes engraved on their right arm. Cinderbot went to the maintenance entrance, hack the code and entered. Then it went to the robot lockers where spare parts were, and detached it's arm and replaced it with a Royal Model #5 robot's arm.

As it tried to make it's way to the ballroom where the guest were, it was interrupted by a servant, "Why are you going to the ballroom, Model #5? You are stationed in the kitchen." Cinderbot replied, "Urgent, food recall. Biological hazard #569484." This inquired that something was wrong with a food product being served and needed to be replaced. The servant alarmly stated, "Nonsense! it's already been through the scanners. Who gave you these orders?" Seeing that the misinformation is not working, Cinderbot had no choice but to retain the servant will an electroshock, and quietly move him to a nearby closet.

When Cinderbot arrived in the ballroom, it was immediately noticed by Zoltan. The Prince knew his parents ordered no robots were allowed in the ballroom for the event. Before his parents noticed or could order the robot to removed, he ran to the robot. As he got closer to the robot, it noticed something different about it. It's eyes didn't look so blatant. It's mode seemed retentive. It's built looked a little older. It's was unique.

"Model #5..." said the Prince, "state your purpose." And Cinderbot turned to him and smiled very slightly. This gesture stopped the Prince dead in his tracks. "Did it just smile at me?" he wondered. "No way, this is in my head, Robots were specifically programmed not to show any emotions in fear of attachments of the owners." stating the policies in the Great Kingdom of Robotics handbook. "I have an important message for you from my father, Dr. Alex Grey." The Prince was in shocked. Then he looked around to see if this was some sort of prank being played on him by his cousin. But everyone in the ballroom was carrying on as normal. No one seems to notice him talking to the robot, as he is well-known for his work in robotic engineering with Dr. Grey. While the King was busy traveling the galaxies, Dr. Grey was like a father to him. He grew up in the Robotics lab, testing and breaking things, remembering phrases, "I want you to create something from which you break. You have 5hrs."

Looking at the female model robot, he knew something was wrong, and all female model robots were restricted to this area for the evening. "Come with me" he stated, and took the female bot hand. Something that would seem odd to do with a robot, and his cousin begins to walk over. "Cinderbot", it stated. He stopped and looked at the robot again. None of the royal robots were programmed with names because they are entreprise models. Only the personal home and small business models were programmed with names. "You are Dr. Grey's home edition." he stated. Cinderbot smiled again. At this momeht, his cousin noticed the smiled stated, "Breaking the rules again are we, cousin. With all the beautiful women of the galaxies, you patronize a cold-heartless thing. Come now, I've found some delightful women than may suit your needs." Aggravated by his cousin's rudeness, he argued, "I will only be a minute." His cousin laughs, "You men and your toys. Do as you will." Cinderbot suddenly stated, "Your honest, are you away of a valiral disease. Level 4 sir. I will notify emergency pick up." He cousin cried, "Oh, um.. no, no.. I'll take care of it."

"Please sir," it demanded, "it's approaching Level 5." then the cousin hurried off. Amused by the ... Cinderbot, the prince said, "Lets go to the lab". And at the push of a button, they stepped into a black hallway, and was teleported to the lab. The prince could not help but stare at Cinderbot. "Did Dr. Grey break policies for his home edition?", he wondered. "Was death really an accident? There may be a message in this robot. I have to find out before Cinderbot is discovered and destroyed." "I was built on the day of your birth." Cinderbot replied. But he did not say anything, but knew that she could tell by his vital signs that he was getting concerned about their situation. "I was born right there" Cinderbot gestured to Dr. Grey's personal labrotary space. The prince realized that if this robot was this advanced over 30 years ago. But at the time, this invention was too life like and with psychological complixicities too advanced for personal users to handle it.

After examining CInderbot's cybernetic brain, he found the virus that gives Cinderbot hacking abilities, and discovered a terrible secret. As he begin to uncover the mystery of Cinderbot, he began to grow found of her natural matterisms that resemble Dr. Grey's. "What should you do about the plot to overthrow the Great Kingdom of the Sky?" Cinderbot asked. "I'm not sure at this point." he said, "I have to figure out a plan and keep you safe. Who is your own... I mean, where do you stay Cinderbot?" he implied, not sure how Cinderbot reacts to the relationships between humans and robots. "I stay with my stepmother and siblings." Cinderbot said. "You must hurry, they are coming." Before the Prince had a chance to ask who was coming, the lab door was open and walks in his father, uncle, and cousin looking very angry. "Son!" the king yelled, "There is a rogue robot on the loose in the Kingdom that has injured a staff member and..." and when Cinderbot came into his view, he yelled, "Seize that robot!"

The two model #5 robots approached Cinderbot, looking perplexed because they couldn't override Cinderbot programming and shut it down. "Syntax error, Syntax error!" the two robots repeated over and over. "What's the meaning of this?" yelled the uncle. "No robot detected, no robot detected." the robots began to repeat. "Father... " said the Prince, "there is something special about this robot. This is Dr. Grey's home edition. I believe that Dr. Grey's death was no accident, and he programmed this robot to warn us about something." The King, who was always jealous of Dr. Grey's relationship with his son, "if this is true, then it violates the policies for robotics and must be decommissioned." "Please Father, this robot could be the answer of true artifical intelligence. Dr. Grey build this robot over 30 years ago and...." "Enough!" his father roared, "guards, bring in the ESP guns and stop this robot." Cinderbot was quickly calculating an excape route, and jumped up and through a vent. The men hurried away calling for more guards.

Worried about what to do next, the Prince did the only logical solution to this problem. Tell the Queen. The Queen was always very passionate and caring woman. She assisted Dr. Grey in much of his research in early days. She enjoyed her son's fasination was robotics but now was determine to be a grandmother. The Queen looked up, immediately she knew something was wrong, "Son what on earth is the matter? Where have you been?"

"Mother! It's Dr. Grey! It's his home edition. Mother you have to help!" the prince said out of breathe, and began to tell his mother Cinderbot's story. His mother listening to his son, remembers Dr. Grey working on Cinderbot in the labortory. She never got to see her activation because she went into labor. "Ok son. Bring Cinderbot to me immediately. I will handle your father's stubbornness." The Prince wasn't sure how to find Cinderbot, because she's completely unpredictable. He went to his room, to gather tools and more information he will need to locate Cinderbot. When he got to his room, he hurried and got online about more personal information about Dr. Grey, a scientist that he thought he knew, but wonders now what type of man he really was. Then Cinderbot comes out of his closet. "Cinderbot! You're ok!" and hurried and hugged Cinderbot. Cinderbot was confused, as to why his heart rate level is elevated. "What is wrong?" Cinderbot asked. The Prince turning red, realizing what he did, and was embarrassed. "Sorry.. " he mumbled.

"I don't know what to do Cinderbot. I told my mother and she said she had a plan. Hacked into the Kingdom's computer system, Cinderbot knew what the Queen's plan was. Cinderbot is assisting the Queen to gather the Universal Emergency Councel of New Discoveries, or the UECND. This emergency issue to scientific discoveries that could changed the Universal consciousness once discovered and a meeting must be held among all planets to discuss the merits and ethics of the situation. There hasn't been one called since the discovery of a stable worm hole over 70 years ago. "Everything will be ok my Prince. We must create something out of which is broken." sayed Cinderbot. At that moment, the Prince knew the answer, and said, "let's hurry back to the lab via the encrypted royal gateway."

Back at the lab, he we to the mainframe to look up some history, and confirmed his conclusion. Cinderbot was created before the policies were written. Maybe she does not have to be confined to those laws. She is the 1st artificial intelligence created by Dr. Grey. Cinderbot should be here within the palace. Then the Queen sent a msg informing him that the UECND meeting will occur with 1 hour and to bring Cinderbot. "I have tried to contact your father, but his stubbornness will not answer. Please hurry to the main meeting hall before your father discovers Cinderbot!" "Yes Mother. Thank you." the Prince said, and he tries to hurry to get Cinderbot to the special meeting.

Cinderbot yells, "Sir, we must hide!" and then the guards came in, and started looking around. "I could have sworn I heard something in here." said one guard. Cinderbot came from behind and electroshock both the guards. The Prince said, "Well done Cinderbot. Let's hurry, and get to the meeting." Finally at the entrance to the meeting hall, he was stopped by the King. "Hold it Son. I see your mother has called the UECND over this robot." "Cinderbot!" said Cinderbot. The King looked at the robot with a humorous grin. "When will ever have grandchildren, my son. Will this infaction with robots go too far? We are breaking so many rules, when will it end?" The Prince replied, "It will end when do not find a need to explore." "Aw, my son, a hunger than has never been fulfilled."

Cinderbot was perplexed by the exchange between the King and Prince. They continued to the great meeting hall, where the Queen awaits... At the meeting, the guess arrived via vitual connections, the Queen stated, "Counsel, I have called this meeting to introduce you to Cinderbot, the first Royal Robot!" The counsel was amazed at that statement, and watch as Cinderbot begins to tell her story.

*Note: I could have expanded more but this was a Sci-Fi assignment, and I didn't want it to be too long.

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