Robot Profiles: What goes into a name?

Alpha or Άλφα is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. It is also a military radio code (A- Alpha, B – Bravo, C- Charlie etc.) which pays homage to the original owner of many of these parts.

In English, the noun alpha is often used as a synonym for beginning and in zoology, alpha is used to name the dominant individual in a wolf or dog pack or more broadly in the social hierarchy – pack leaders.

A new beginning and a pack leader? We must be talking about Alpha-1 my newest ShopBot. Dancing around on telephone poles, playing video games and go for walks with other robots are just a few of his past times now…and his favorite hobby is going to the salon for a hair do!