[ … ] Luc Mattenberger‘s torpedo, like its predecessors devised by the Japanese navy at the end of World War II, requires a human pilot to reach its target. In Asimov‘s Robot Dreams, Elvex (LVX-1) is destroyed precisely because its dreams, the human side that is growing in him, could make him neglet the three laws of robotics. This is a pious work. In the ancient words of the archbishop of Narbonne and Pope‘s envoy Arnaud Amaury: “Cædite eos!”, shoot’em up!
In Les robots prennent le contrôle de Bâle, Le Monde, Harry Bellet (translated)
engine, aluminum, turbine, 80 x 120 x 550 cm
photo credit : Aurélien Bergot