Louise Gunderson

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Basil the robot returns, and he's better than ever

    Basil has left the bathroom.​It was a big year for Basil in 2008, the year the beer-bringing robot made his big debut via a Joel Warner-penned feature in Westword and his first appearance with inventors/parents Jim and Louise Gunderson, which he made at Cafe Sci Denver, an open forum devoted ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Robots attack Denver! Top 10 androids that would really spell trouble for downtown

    ​Yesterday, an 8-inch toy robot stuck to a pillar near Coors Field triggered hours of havoc downtown, culminating in the Denver bomb squad detonating the innocuous figurine in a hullabaloo of wondrous proportions. Wondrous, but also completely unnecessary. Clearly the little bugger wasn't out ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Check out Basil the robot at First Friday

    Basil the robot, who was unsuccessful in a bid to serve beers at the Wynkoop Brewing Company last year but has since redeemed himself with several triumphant performances, will give the service sector another go tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of an event for the First Friday Santa Fe Artwork, wh ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Meet your match, Basil the beer-delivering robot: BaR2-D2

    Denver-based robot designers Jim and Louise Gunderson did pretty well when they invented Basil, a wicked smart beer-delivering robot. But they seem to have forgotten a cardinal rule in robot pop culture: Every robot is guaranteed by universal law to have an equally talented and somewhat similar-look ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008

    Basil the robot delivers tea, once again does not kill human overlords

    You've read all about Basil the robot and his fancy cybernetic brain; now see him in action. To prove that their mechanical friend is actually capable of delivering delicious liquids (a feat Basil failed to accomplish at his coming-out party at the Wynkoop Brewery, solely because the stupid humans l ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Some thoughts on the coming Robot Apocalypse

    My fellow humans, This week, unabashed robot lover Joel Warner wrote a fine cover story for Westword dealing primarily with the robot Basil, manufactured and programmed by James and Louise Gunderson of Gamma Two, Inc. And while I take no issue with the article per se -- having found it both informa ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    December 17, 2008

    Pure Evil: The 12 most evil robots of all time and how to thwart them

    This week's Westword features an overtly robo-gandist cover story about Basil, a beer-serving robot created by Denver's Jim and Louise Gunderson. But with all this talk of robots, I would've been remiss in not listing -- as a service to humanity -- the most evil robots of all time and what we, as pu ... More >>