The History Channel recently started running a program entitled, “The Works”. The host, Daniel Wilson, has a PHD in “Robotics”. I didn’t know you could get a PHD in robotics, thus becoming what, a “roboticist” or a “robotologist”? I’d have thought you’d need three degrees for that– mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science, but I’m just a layman. For all I know, there are degree programs for “Vending Machine Technology” too, you know, for those who don’t quite feel up to the work load associated with a major in “Roboticism”.
He did an episode on guns, which was pretty good. It did however show an image of Superman flying “faster than a speeding bullet”, and as per the cliché, Superman was shown flying right next to a fully assembled, metallic pistol cartridge. I’m not sure how one is meant to propel an entire cartridge through the air at the velocity of a speeding pistol bullet (which the host correctly described as about a thousand feet per second) but I’m sure that where there’s a will, there’s a way, especially if you have a PHD in robotics.
Anyway, the program was interesting. Though the host talked down to us a little more than required, IMO, I can forgive him– he’s young. He obviously had a lot of fun with the various guns too, and wasn’t afraid to show it.
Check out “The Works” on THC if you have the time. I think you’ll like it. Oh and;
Congratulations, Dr. Wilson. Keep up the good works.