1 Aug 2016

The Queen of Shi**y Robots

From Nights, 7:12 pm on 1 August 2016

Simone Giertz is a 25-year-old inventor from Stockholm, Sweden, except her inventions don't actually work. She proudly describes herself as the Queen of Shitty Robots, sharing her latest experiments with over 240,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel

One of her robots, a mechanic arm for applying lipstick, gets it not just on her lips, but all over her face. A wake-up machine repeatedly slaps her in the face with a rubber hand. These are robots that will never take over the world.

Largely self-taught, Simone studied physics at university for a year before dropping out.

"I started building useful things but then I realised that I always thought the more useless, over-the-top solutions were more fun, so I went with that instead.”

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