Terjemahan Cerita Anak FiFadila, “Oto-Bot” (Kompas Anak, 13 Desember 2015)

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Oto-Bot

Oleh: FiFadila

Penulis Anak, Tinggal di Malang, Jawa Timur 

Oto-Bot

By: FiFadila

Author of children’s literature, Lives in Malang, East Java, Indonesia

Profesor Teri seorang ilmuwan genius. Namun, ia juga pelupa. Ia membuat sebuah robot serbaguna yang diberi nama Oto-Bot. Sayangnya ia lupa bagaimana cara menghidupkan si robot. Catatannya pun terselip entah ke mana. Profesor Teri sibuk mencari kertas catatannya dari laboratorium kerja, kamar tidur, ruang makan, ruang tamu, dapur, hingga gudang atas.

Professor Teri is a genius scientist. Yet, he is absent-minded. He creates a versatile robot named  Oto-Bot. Unfortunately, he forgets how to turn the robot on. His note slips somewhere. Professor Teri is busy looking for the paper from work laboratory, bedroom, dining room, guest room, kitchen, up to storeroom.

Dani, cucu Profesor Teri, masuk ke laboratorium. Dia mencari sang Kakek untuk mengerjakan PR Matematika yang sulit. Dani melihat sosok berdiri menghadap jendela. Ia mengira itu Kakek. Dani mengendap-endap dan mengejutkannya.

Dani, Professor Teri’s grandchild, comes into the laboratory. He looks for his Grandpa to perform difficult Mathematics homework. Dani sees a figure is standing before window. Dani supposes that it is Grandpa. Dani creeps up and startles it.

“Dooor …. Kakek Teri!” Dani mendorong pinggang sosok itu.

“Baaang …. Grandpa Teri!” Dani pushes its waist.

Sosok itu tidak melompat terkejut atau berteriak kaget. Sosok itu jatuh menabrak meja tanpa gerakan. Bunyi jatuhnya pun mengejutkan Dani.

That figure doesn’t jump over nor screamed in surprise. That figure falls against a table without moving. The sound of its fall startles Dani.

Klontang! Seperti bunyi kaleng beradu. Punggungnya menabrak kaki meja. Terdengar suara seperti tombol dipencet. Klik.

Clank! It sounds like hitting metal. Its back rushes against leg of the table. There is a sound like pushed button. Click.

Dani jadi bingung melihatnya. Sosok yang jatuh itu bukan Kakek Teri. Tapi, kaleng besi yang bisa bergerak. 

Dani is puzzled to see it. The fallen figure is not Grandpa Teri. But, an iron bucket who is able to move.

“Halo … halo … halo …” ucap kaleng besi itu dengan suara mesin komputer. Ia melambai-lambaikan tangan dan duduk tegak.

“Hello … hello … hello …” says the iron bucket in computer machine voice. It waves its hand and sit upright.

“Hei, kamu robot buatan Kakek Teri ya?” Dani kegirangan. Ia seperti bertemu seorang teman. Ia mengulurkan tangan dan menarik robot itu berdiri. “Namaku Dani. Kamu siapa?” 

“Hi, you are made by Grandpa Teri, aren’t you?” Dani is happy. He seems like have met some friend. He passes his hand and pulls the robot to stand. “My name is Dani. Who are you?”

Robot mengangguk. “Halo, Dani. Aku Oto-Bot, robot serbaguna. Dibuat oleh Profesor Teri. Aku bisa membersihkan rumah. Bisa juga bermain bola.”

The robot nods. “Hello, Dani. I am Oto-Bot, a versatile robot. Made by Professor Teri. I can do housecleaning. Can play football, too.”

Dani girang bukan kepalang. Dengan adanya robot ini, dia bisa bebas tugas. Dia bisa bermain sepanjang waktu.  

Dani is pleased as punch. With this robot, he can be free of duty. He can play all the time.

“Bisakah kau mengerjakan PR Matematika?” Dani menyodorkan buku tulisnya di meja. “Lalu kita bisa main bola.”

“Can you do Math homework?” Dani puts his book on the table. “And then we can play football.”

Oto-Bot melihat buku Matematika Dani, “Tentu …. Tapi, bateraiku lemah. Aku bisa hidup sampai 15 menit lagi.” 

Oto-Bot looks at Dani’s Mathematics book, “Sure …. But, my battery is low. I can go for fifteen minutes left.”

“Mana charger-mu?” Dani mengelilingi laboratorium kakek mencari semacam charger laptop. Setelah berputar selama sepuluh menit, ia bisa menemukan charger yang pas buat Oto-Bot. Lubang charge ada di punggung Oto-Bot.

“Where is your charger?” Dani goes around grandfather’s laboratory looking for a kind of laptop charger. After turning around for ten minutes, he can find an appropriate charger for Oto-Bot. The charger slot is on Oto-Bot’s back.

“Isi aku selama 24 jam. Dalam keadaan mati, agar tidak panas berlebihan,” kata Oto-Bot menunjuk tombol di punggungnya. 

“Charged me for 24 hours. I must be turned off, so as to not overheat,” says Oto-Bot pointing to a button on his back.

“Tidak usah. Bateraimu bisa diisi sambil mengerjakan PR matematika. Biasanya main tablet sambil nge-charge juga tak apa kok,” jawab Dani. 

“It is not necessary. You can be charged while working on my homework. I used to play tablet while charging its battery and it was just fine,” answers Dani.

Dani menyorongkan buku Matematika di tangan Oto-Bot. Mata Oto-Bot bergerak memindai 10 soal Matematika di hadapannya. Menghitung luas dan volume bangun ruang. Tak ada sepuluh menit, Oto-Bot sudah menyelesaikan soal nomor sembilan. Tulisan Oto-Bot juga rapi. Seperti cetakan printer.

Dani hands his Math book to Oto-Bot. Oto-Bot’s eyes move scanning the ten Mathematics problems in front of them. Calculating size and volume of geometry. Less than ten minutes, Oto-Bot has done the ninth problem. Its writing is neat, too, like printing.

“Peringatan! Panas berlebihan. Panas berlebihan. Panas berlebihan. Cabut … charger … dari … soket.” Oto-Bot memberikan peringatan.

“Warning! Overheat. Overheat. Overheat. Take … the charger … off … the slot.” Oto-Bot gives warning.

Sayangnya, Dani terlambat memahami peringatan Oto-Bot. Dia sibuk melihat kecanggihan Oto-Bot bekerja. Dalam bayangannya, Bu Guru dan teman-teman akan memuji hasil PR-nya.

Unfortunately, Dani is lost in getting the Oto-Bot’s warning. He is busy observing how sophisticated Oto-Bot works. He imagines, his teacher and friends will praise his homework.

Oto-Bot diam tak bergerak. Padahal tinggal satu nomor lagi. Bau gosong tercium di hidung Dani. Punggung Oto-Bot berasap. Dani cepat-cepat mencabut aliran listrik. 

Oto-Bot is still. Whereas there is only one problem left. Dani sniffs burnt smell. Oto-Bot’s back is smoky. Dani quickly unplugs its power supply.

“Oh, tidak! Bukuku gosong!” teriak Dani. Dilihatnya tangan Oto-Bot juga berasap dan meninggalkan bekas hitam di buku Dani.

“Oh, no! My book is burnt!” cries Dani. He sees Oto-Bot’s hand is smoky, too, and leaves dark traces on Dani’s book.

Dani ketakutan. Dia melakukan dua kesalahan. Yang pertama dia tidak mendengarkan peringatan Oto-Bot men-charge baterai harus dalam keadaan mati. Yang kedua, dia merusak robot buatan Kakek. Akibatnya, PR-nya gosong. Belum lagi harus mendapat hukuman dari Kakek.

Dani is afraid. He has made two mistakes. First, he didn’t listen to Oto-Bot’s warning in order to charge the battery off stage. Second, he has damaged Grandpa’s robot. As a result, his homework is burnt. Not to mention he must get punishment from Grandpa.

“Dani, apa yang kau lakukan di laboratorium Kakek tanpa izin?” terdengar suara Kakek Teri tiba-tiba. 

“Dani, what are you doing in my laboratory without my permission?” Suddenly there is Grandpa Teri’s voice.

Dani tertunduk. Ia takut Kakek marah. Tetapi, ia tak punya alasan untuk lolos dari kemarahan Kakek. Dani pun menceritakan kejadian Oto-Bot berasap dengan jujur. Ia juga ikhlas mendapat hukuman. 

Dani bows. He is afraid Grandpa will be angry to him. However, he has no reason to escape from Grandpa’s anger. Then, Dani tells the smoky Oto-Bot incident honestly. He also willngly have the punishment.

Mata Kakek membulat, “Jadi, kau tadi menghidupkan Oto-Bot? Kau bercakap-cakap dengan Oto-Bot? Dan Oto-Bot memintamu men-charge baterainya?” 

Grandpa’s eyes rounded. “So, you had just turned Oto-Bot on? You talked to Oto-Bot? And Oto-Bot asked you to charge its battery?”

Dani terkejut saat Kakek menepuk kepalanya dengan bangga. 

Dani is surprised when Grandpa taps his head proudly.

“Kau genius, Dani! Kakek dari seminggu lalu bingung menghidupkan Oto-Bot. Ternyata kau berhasil melakukannya. Setelah kau selesaikan PR-mu, bantu Kakek memperbaiki Oto-Bot.”

“Dani, you are a genius! Since a week ago I was confused how to turn Oto-Bot on. It turns out that you can do it. After you finish your homework, help me to fix Oto-Bot.”

Dani mengangguk lega dan cepat kembali ke kamarnya. Untung ia berkata jujur kepada Kakek. Kali ini Dani mengerjakan PR sendiri dengan semangat. Ia tak sabar membantu Kakek memperbaiki Oto-Bot.

Dani nods in relief and quickly go back to his room. Fortunately he told the truth to Grandpa. This time he performs his homework by himself with vigor. He can’t wait to help Grandpa fixing Oto-Bot.

Dari Kompas Anak, 13 Desember 2015 

From Kompas Anak, December 13, 2015

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