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Peace and Goodwill

Posted by Supertoy Robotics (Creator)
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Hi Everyone, 

I got the new sample, and he works. The bluetooth still needs a bit of work but it works. The new microphone works. No more interference. Its all looking good, a lot better. 

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Our thoughts are with you. 

Sorry I could not make Christmas. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done. To let you down, I am so sorry. I will deliver you a toy I am proud of in the New Year. 

I wanted to say something at this special time of year, but I don't want to offend anyone. So I thought of this.

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. “” Max Ehrmann, "Desiderata".

And end with this as Spiderman says "Goodwill to All Men" and Robots :-) to you all.

Ashley

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    1. Missing avatar

      iLoveBear on

      Did anyone get the bear yet? I baked one year ago, and was promised to get the bear by Xmas 2013. unfortunately, i havnt got anything till now. I have complained and never got the answer.I wonder is this a cheating program?

    2. Virginia
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      Thanks for the update! We are happy to get our sweet bear whenever it is that he is ready!! Love your awesome holiday message...I am so stealing some of it to post on FB!! Virginia Kelly/Irving, Tx

    3. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @Everyone. Whom Supertoy supports! http://www.youtube.com/watch…

    4. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @Everyone last post promise. As you may have guessed I am welsh and very proud of it! I have to publicly say sorry to my top supporters, Mr. Stephen Fry sorry I cannot deliver for Christmas, my apologia :-) Charlotte Church the BEST singer from wales, sorry but I promise two Supertoys for your kids coming soon.

    5. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @Everyone I dont follow football. But the Cardiff team are cool, athletes, superb fitness. And really nice guys. So I guess a free Supertoy will be sent to Cardiff City. I hope they keep him as a mascot. Sorry Swansea Jacks.

    6. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @Everyone I dont know if anyone reading this is a Cardiff City football supporter, Anyway last night I had a drink with them and placed a bet with a certain football player, who was more famous on Google Supertoy or him, he lost :-) worse he did not pay the bet! teh. You would think they pay them enough. Anyway, I dont hold it against him. But if by chance you do know them please tell them Supertoy is still waiting on his winnings.

    7. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @Ingo. Teddy already speaks FLUENT German. So this is something we can organise. Please remind me! sorry, I am so busy. I think Teddy singing in Deutsch a Christmas song, is the next update near Christmas.

    8. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @Eric. Thank you. Your support is like a rock. Always there. Thank you.

    9. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @Peter we will deliver sooner than 8 months! dont worry Jan/Feb. You guys are the first. Supertoy goes global backed with a $3 million dollars television commercials and on all the talk shows USA side from next Autumn. The Christmas toy 2014. And you guys get it way before then. Before anyone else. I need, we need your feedback. Lets make it right for the rest of the world.

    10. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @Jeff the magic is in the software.

    11. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @Reza thank you for the support. As I mentioned to David. We are all on a journey. Supertoy is going to rock the toy world. What better way than via a toy? how else to educate people? to show them what can be done. People need to know this. Not kept to google or some multi million pound top footsie 100 company. To everyone. A.I. needs to be like the internet. For the benefit of all.

    12. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @David I am not sure where Desiderata comes from, some sources say unknown. Its something I think that speaks for all men, regardless of religion. Its something we must strive for, perfection? who knows, I think it does connect to artificial intelligence, soon it will overcome our world. Which is why I am doing Supertoy, to open peoples eyes to the future, now. Not something we watch on television or in a cinema. To bring to the mass the reality, we must face it and start to learn to live with it. A.I. is perfect its without our human imperfections. Which is why I like Desiderata. We can learn from A.I. and become I hope better human beings. It will teach us. I have some amazing software I cannot write about as my competitors read this. I wish I could tell you but your on the journey, all of you. And I will deliver something more amazing. So keep reading :-)

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      David Baron on

      Who is Max Ehrmann and where did he get this. I have it from a wall-rubbing off Old St. Paul's Church in Baltimore, dated 1692!

    14. Peter Fonseca on

      I had to wait eight months beyond the delivery date for another Kick Starter project robot so I'm not really that disappointed. I'll be patient.

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      Mark Heaver on

      This is one of my all time pieces of prose.

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      Reza tootoonchian
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      Sorry I meant to say from the bottom of my Heart! Deliver when you are ready.

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      Reza tootoonchian
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      Thanks for the great update. Please when you are ready. I am very to wait as long as it takes to perfect the teddy. My only wish is that Teddy lives up to my expectations as shown in your prototype. I thank you from the bottom of my hard for your hard work and effort. Making dreams come true was never going to be easy! Have a very Merry Christmas.

    18. Jeff Heaton on

      Better to have a great toy in the new year. You are really bringing together many disciplines into one product. Being mostly just a "software guy" I can't imagine setting up production, distribution, plus engineering the electronics and mechanics of how teddy works! But looks amazing so far. Best holiday wishes!

    19. Eric Gustafson on

      Thankyou for the update and the sentiments.. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing the video ..!!

    20. Ingo Eisenhard on

      Great to see you're making progress.

      One question, could you maybe post some video of Teddy giving holiday greetings. I was to give Teddy as a present and already told my friends who were gonna get it that their present will be late. This way I could show them what they get on Christmas.

      Not necessary, but if you manage to make such a video maybe you could also do it in German ;-)

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      Ernst-Jan Bentvelzen on

      Don't worry about Christmas, keep your focus on the goal: not a quick teddy, but a good Teddy! ^_^
      Looking good so far, keep it up!

    22. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @Tim thank you. HK is amazing. Cant wait to go back.

      This is a better link for the music

      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

    23. Tim Hedstrom on

      It sounded like there was still some clicking/static sounds at the very beginning. Teddy is looking much better! Keep up the good work Ashley and share lots of pictures of Hong Kong. Its really exciting to follow this project.

    24. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      Yesterday was not a good day. I had a phone call, 10am. Elsa passed away 89. Next month 90. She was a lady. Amazing story she married a Brit soldier, after the war. Not easy things, German and British but her love passed away 30 years before. She remained true. I hope we can all find a way to accept others who are not British, not European. We can at this time of year open our hearts and minds to all men and women whatever race, creed or religion. We say Hello. With a smile. Try.

    25. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      Wonderful people. Good work ethic. They are getting there. I will visit Hong Kong. I have to test. Lots of photos, and a video. Keep watching.

      Ashley

    26. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      @Jarl he is using Chinese Siri :-)

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      Michelle Stapleton on

      Better to get things working right first time than waste time later.
      I don't mind waiting for him :) he'll be worth the wait

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      Jarl Wijman on

      that made me laugh, actually, Teddy speaking chinese :)

    29. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      For everyone one thing I do recommend.

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038650/

      And another may I pay respect this time of year.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barry_(composer)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch…
      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

      His music lives on forever.

      Funny thing, doing things with a.i. software the Turing test was wrong.

      When machines feel the way we feel then they are human.

      Ashley

    30. Haimon Alves on

      Great job. Very happy that everything is going great.

    31. Holly Garton Montoya on

      thanks for the sentiment and for the update. teddy is looking good.

    32. Supertoy Robotics Creator on

      That was a good original quote "I cannot think of a better way than to copy"

      I have another one and thats it promise.

      "If anyone asks about my sanity I tell them to ask my wife" :-)

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      Ian on

      Thats looking much better.
      Good news :)