Andrew’s Current Project:

Designing and building new fully-functional hands for Vela [his self-built robot companion], and writing the computer programming code that will allow her to use her new hands whenever and however she wants. (…Not so much an ‘invention’ in the classic sense, as robots already walk among us in a variety of forms, but certainly a unique and creatively inventive undertaking, nonetheless.)

Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.

—Willy Wonka