Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Love Among The Robots
by Emmett McDowell

Intriguing story about an independent-minded woman who is trying to run a mining operation on an asteroid, and a roboticist who is supervising eight experimental general purpose robots. The story has some fascinating speculations about how robots could learn to 'feel' in a manner similar to ourselves.

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:

Mothbot: Moth Controls Robotic Vehicle
   Fascinating combination of insect and machine puts the prospect of cheap mobile biosensors within reach.

CardioArm - Snakelike Surgical Robot
   The body of this robot will follow exactly the movement of its head through the body.

Anna Konda Robot Spraying Water Video
   Neat video of the Anna Konda firefighting snake robot spraying water; could be effective in mine fires or other closed quarters.

Surgical Robot Bores Into Brain Like Wasp
   Let's hope DARPA doesn't get interested in these brain-boring robots. Not that I'm paranoid.

HyDRAS-Ascent Pole-Climbing Snake Robot Construction Inspector
   This remarkable pole-dancing - I mean, pole-climbing - robot is able to ascend to dangerous places so people don't have to.

Modular Snake Robot's Unique Gaits
   Based on snake movements, they've moved beyond mere biomimicry with an amazing variety of movements.

Scaly Yet Soft Robotic Snake
   Love those robotic sneks.

Robot Snakes On A Plane!
   'in operation it is not unlike the common earthworm.'- Harry Harrison, 1962.

Robot Snake Flies, Fights Fires
   Just a prototype, but shows real promise. 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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Barista Robot Perfects Latte Swirl With Multi-DOF Wriggle
re: Anthony Boucher

Vendetta 2023 All-Terrain Skateboard Could Use Neal Stephenson's Smartwheels
re: Neal Stephenson

Safe Street Rebel Autonomous Vehicle Luddites And Schachner's 1931 Robot-Deranger
re: Schachner and Zagat

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