Generalized Non-Denominational Holiday Greetings from Automaton!

When it comes to holidays, robots know where it's at

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The humans at IEEE Spectrum Automaton would like to wish you a happy [insert preferred holiday here]. We hope that you're having a great time at [insert preferred method of celebration] and that your [insert preferred holiday object(s)] is/are even [insert preferred adjective] than [insert preferred standard of comparison].

In celebration of whatever it is that you may or may not be celebrating, here are some robots doing some, you know, holiday stuff, picked out by our friends at the Robots Podcast. Enjoy!

EPFL's Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory decided to let their robots play with fire, and as far as I know, they haven't been heard from since:

 


Tech United Eindhoven seems to be willing to let Nao slack a little bit:

 


Be impressed by this, because it's a snowglobe with a snowman in it that I'm pretty sure is made entirely of kilobots:

 


Here are some elves hard at work constructing Thymio II sleighs:

 


And finally, one of the cutest videos I've ever seen, from ETH Zurich:

 


What did we miss? Leave a comment below and we'll update this post. And again, have a [insert preferred holiday cheer here]!!

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