Robot is an experimental poem composed by Dr. Michael Karl Ritchie of Arkansas Tech University. In its original form, Robot was written on note cards and then shuffled so that the poem has no set order. This reproduction of Robot is an attempt to provide an online version that also reproduces the poem's lack of set order by randomizing the "cards" on which the poem was originally written.

There are 26 "cards". How many would you like to see?


Thanks to Samuel Collier for writing me instructions for modifying his version of Dr. Ritchie's "Spaceship." Samuel's original code was the basis for this interactive version of "Robot." To play with Dr. Ritchie's poem "Spaceship" click here.