Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Callahan and the Wheelies
by Stephen Barr

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:

Human Teaches Robot Ping Pong, Then Challenges It
   '... it was about the size of a rollerskate and it seemed to be considering what to do next.'- Stephen Barr, 1960.

Robot Learns To Smile
   Machine learning is the way they've been teaching an Einstein robot to smile. Grad students approve.

Marvin Intel's Self-Charging Robot
   This robot seeks power - from standard AC outlets. I can think of a fifty-year-old reference for that idea. Can you think of an older one?

DiGORO Robot Learns By Watching Humans
   Now that robots can learn by watching people, what will you teach robots to do? With video.

'Wheelie' Robotic Server
   This small robot is like a portable serving table.

Self-Charging Nao Robot Video
   Nao learns to self-charge; I like the way he chills out while waiting for a full charge, too.

Linux Robot Masters Automatic Charging
   'Then it appeared to make up its mind, and trundled over to a wall socket...'- Stephen Barr, 1960.

Tesla Robotaxis Will Automatically Recharge Themselves
   'Then it appeared to make up its mind, and trundled over to a wall socket...'- Stephen Barr, 1960.

Robot Teaches Itself To Walk
   'My whole idea is to get away from a machine with a set of prearranged instructions, and let them teach themselves by trial and error.' - Stephen Barr, 1960. 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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Gyroscopic Median-Straddling Mass Transit Vehicles
re: Kenneth Brown

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re: Cordwainer Smith

ISS Astronauts Test Estee Lauder 'Advanced Night Repair' Skin Serum
re: Jack Williamson

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