Robyn is Swedish and has made a number of robot-themed songs, so she's a natural tie-in for the Robot Project being run out of Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology. Here's Robyn talking about KTH's Robyn-inspired robot.
The lucky thing about being a celebrity, I guess, is that you actually get to meet your robot replacement. When Slate writers are phased out in favor of #slatepitching alogorithms, I think we'll just be shown the door unceremoniously.
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