Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Rendezvous With Rama
by Arthur C. Clarke

Classic Clarke. A mysterious object is hurtling through the solar system. Incredibly, it proves to be hollow. Don't miss this one.

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

STriDER Tripedal Dynamic Experimental Robot
   Surely this is what Arthur C. Clarke imagined in his 1972 novel Rendezvous With Rama.

Near-Miss Asteroid Is Found To Be Artificial
   Astronomers about to announce one of the closest near-misses by an asteroid in history, make an amazing discovery.

Hexapod Emotional Spider Robot Sees Your Face
   Crawly, but not creepy - that's Hexapod the emotionally expressive robot spider.

JALURO Lunar Robot - 2-Wheeled Open Source
   The Team FREDNET lunar robot offers a unique two-wheeled design; is it stable? See a picture and judge for yourself.

Lunar Spider-Bot Swarm By Team Italia
   Bold concept (with at least one functional prototype) by Team Italia, in search of Xprize rewards.

Rotopod Rotational Legged Locomotion Robot
   This robot was directly inspired by the tripedal 'spider' robots described by Arthur C. Clarke in Rendezvous With Rama in 1972.

SLS Robot Spider 'Daddy Longlegs'
   I'm hoping they make these available in kit form.

Winbot Scrubs Your Windows
   'There were the window cleaners... who were apparently polishing their way...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1972

Tiny Bio-Bots Take Big Steps Forward
   'If the biological robots were not living creatures, they were certainly very good imitations.'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1972.

Ecovacs Winbot 7 Window-Cleaning Robot
   'There were the 'window cleaners,' with large padded feet...', Arthur C. Clarke, 1972.

Tabbot Robot Inspired By Spiders (And Clarke?)
   'Each leg in turn acted as a pivot around which the creature whirled its body...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1972.

Super Ball Bot Tensegrity Robot For Solar System Exploration
   'Each leg in turn acted as a pivot around which the creature whirled its body...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1972.

Researchers Say 'Biohybrid Robot' - Clarke Said 'Biot'
   '... The biological robots were not living creatures.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1972.

3D Print Tiny Bio-Bots
   '... biological robots were not living creatures.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1972.

SINTEF Robot Cleans Solar Panels
   'The window cleaners, with large padded feet...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1972.

Researchers Create Bowls, Coils, Ripples Of Living Tissue
   '... biological robots were not living creatures.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1972.

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