This was to promote the upcoming RoboGames in San Mateo (yes, how very Silicon Valley geeky!), and Ziggy, representing "Team Asimov", acquitted himself well. The 14-inch tall android booted a 45-yard field goal, putting the pressure on Nedney. However, there's a reason that humans are still best for the NFL - Nedney came through with a 50-yarder, saving his job and perhaps civilization itself.
"Even with robotics, there's still human error involved," Nedney told the media at the event. "But it definitely legitimizes my position, I feel really good right now," As well you should, Joe - but I'd watch my back if I were you. Ziggy's got a pretty mean look on his "face", and I wouldn't be surprised if those techies came up with a Robo-Kicker that booted the ball far beyond the capacity of any human. Perhaps it's just a matter of time...
- Isaac Asimov
- Howard Cosell