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.

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