Earlier while writing by hand, I was wondering if anyone could build a pen holder, that could write for me? Maybe you could make some good business from them. Thanks for your time.

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Robotics! I think it is possible, but in a current format your question is way too broad to give any good answers. Good question should consider a specific issue, a problem that you encountered. $\endgroup$
    – mactro
    Dec 29, 2016 at 11:40

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Yes, robotic arms or other devices could write for you.

They can even be more prolific than Shakespeare.

But probably the poetry they write is not your desideratum.

If you plant numerous electrodes in your head to monitor the spikes your neurons generate, the robotic arm may have a chance to share your thoughts thereby writing for you as you wish. However, I do not encourage you to try that. Because currently we do not have the technology at such an applicable level.

In short, the robotic arm doesn't know your heart.

So this is inevitably a heartbreaking story.

  • $\begingroup$ I have my 1000 monkeys for that. I'm talking about a small device that would be able to transmit a word document to a page, and roll between the lines while pressing the pen down at the right times to form words. $\endgroup$ Dec 30, 2016 at 15:22
  • $\begingroup$ @Jameson Dennelly Your idea is great. It's similar to a mini printer, but more smart and convenient. The pen could connect to computer or phone wirelessly to get the document. Or you can even embed a small camera in the pen to scan any document. $\endgroup$
    – AiEngineer
    Jan 3, 2017 at 4:06
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, it's a shame I as of yet have no knowledge on how to code. I hope someone steals my idea. $\endgroup$ Jan 8, 2017 at 14:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Jameson Dennelly it's definitely not a shame. Good ideas and designs are always in short supply. But your question is not very easy to understand so people don't know how to give you an answer. I suggest you change the title of the question (such as Build an Automatic Pen) and describe how the pen works specifically. Then people may be able to help you, at least offer some advice. $\endgroup$
    – AiEngineer
    Jan 12, 2017 at 1:37

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