If you've known me for a while, you're aware a have a deep and abiding fascination with robots. (At one point about six years, you might have replaced “abiding” and “fascination” with “unhealthy” and “obsession.”) So Robots Rule at the Ontario Science Centre is definitely on the list for Nov. 12 1nd 13.
 
It's part of the I, Robot … You, Robot … We, Robot exhibit at the Scence Centre, which runs through February 26 in the Weston Family Innovation Centre Idea Gallery on Level 6.
 
Among the exhibits for Robots Rule:
 
* Robotella and Sharkee, created by the family of 10-year-old Allan Sobot (with a name like that, how could he not?), line-following robots that race around a course following, well, a line.
 
* Fork and Spoon Robot, designed to help make dinner and pretty much guaranteed to make a mess.
 
* The Canine Rescue Robot,. When a dog searcher has found a human buried in, say, the wreckage of a building, and barks, a drop-and-explore robot (DEX) drops from a sling around the dog's belly and approaches the victim, transmitting audio and video as it goes.

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Dave Webb
Dave Webb is a freelance editor and writer. A veteran journalist of more than 20 years' experience (15 of them in technology), he has held senior editorial positions with a number of technology publications. He was honoured with an Andersen Consulting Award for Excellence in Business Journalism in 2000, and several Canadian Online Publishing Awards as part of the ComputerWorld Canada team.