Collective Robots

Following the 'Good names for Robotics Pets' thread - from a discussion the other night - what are the suggestions for a collective noun for a collection of Robots?


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Imagineering Unlimited
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"Imagineering Unlimited" wrote in news:

Off the top of my head:

The Hive The Borg The Colony The Hive Borg Colony The Swarm The Flock

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Fuzzy Logic

If it were like the Borg of Star Trek, I'd use the term "super-organism" to describe it, ie a single intelligence or entity made up of smaller intelligent units. I think Asimov coined the word in one of the later Foundation books to descrive Gaia, but I could be wrong - it's been a while since I read them.

Though in the case of any of my own creations, I think "scrapheap" would be a very fitting collective noun!


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Tom McEwan

How about a bolt (of robots)?


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Jeff Shirley

That one sounds pretty good!

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Tom McEwan

It's a Herd.

Then the chap who sits around watching the robots work, just in case one of them gets stuck and needs whacking with a stick, is a Robot Herder.

Probably a nice job

cheers, Rich.

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Rich Walker

Best one of the lot, IMO!

-- Gordon Author: Robot Builder's Bonanza Budget Robotics:

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Gordon McComb

So a collection of such collections would be a bucket of bolts?

- Owen -

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Owen Lawrence

That's a *bunch* of robots

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Joe Beck

A daneel of robots? An olivaw of robots? A scalvin of robots? An iro of 'bots?

Well, OK, I obviously think Isaac should get some credit here, so what the heck:

An asimov of robots?


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