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Amusing short story describes the robot that runs a space station the purpose of which is to supply energy to the planets. QT-1 starts doing a lot of thinking, and eventually decides that humans don't compare well to robots, and decides to set up a machine religion that puts humans at the bottom.

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SWORDS - First Robots To Break Asimov's First Law Of Robotics
   Next month, the US Army will be putting robot soldiers in the field in Iraq. The SWORDS robots are fully armed, and thus the first to break Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics.

Brain Chip Hardware Neurons And Synapses
   Finally, robots will be able to get the brains they really need, not just some sort of microprocessor.

First Transistor That Mimics Brain Synapse
   The only way to get human-style computer brains is to get the components right. This is the first transistor that really mimics brain connections.

Carbon Nanotube Synapse Circuit Like Human Neuron
   Could scientists build a synthetic brain?

Human-like Brain For Robots?
   Could our own brains inspire research that leads to robots that can think for themselves in challenging situations? These researchers think so.

IBM's Neurosynaptic Computing Chips
   Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE).

Neuromorphic Computer Offers Non-von Neumann Architecture
   Fires faster than brain at 1/10K energy.

Can An Entire Brain Be Simulated In A Computer?
   'The miles of relays and photocells had given way to the spongy globe of platinum iridium about the size of the human brain.' - Isaac Asimov, 1941.

Can China Create Megawatt Solar Power Satellites By 2030?
   'Our beams feed these worlds energy drawn from... the Sun.' - Isaac Asimov, 1941. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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Shanghai Guidelines For Humanoid Robots
re: Isaac Asimov

Desktop TARS Robot From Interstellar
re: Christopher Nolan

Robots Can Now Have Smiling Faces With Human Skin
re: James Cameron

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