The Publishing Industry Is Building Killer Robots

Finally, a writer with decent priorities: the first thing author Jason Bradbury did when he got a book deal was ask the publisher for money to make a lifesize model of his book's robot.

Bradbury tells BoingBoing that his new children's trilogy Dot.Robot features an ubergeek named Jackson teaming up with an American hardware genius named Brooke, to fight "some seriously malevolent (cool) dot robots." And here's one of those robots, the spiky-looking Punk, live and in person, courtesy of robot maker Mike Strick: