If you've noticed the radio silence lately, my excuse is that I've been traveling a lot for work. One of the places I ended up was London, #1 on my very short "favorite international cities" list. This is not to say, however, that I was completely off Automaton duty... I took the opportunity to snap a few photos of some robot goodness.
I was amused by a sign at the ubiquitous Pret a Manger, promising its customers that no robots were involved in the making of your sandwich:
And there appears to be a "robot world" of some sort at County Hall on the south bank of the Thames; my eye was originally drawn there because of the apparently massive Star Wars exhibit in the same building, but my work schedule didn't give me enough time to check out either Star Wars or Robot World. The internet doesn't have a ton of information on Robot World, either -- I'd be interested in comments from those who have been.
The one bit of info I did find online made it sound a little like the MIT museum in Cambridge, Mass. Can anyone confirm?