Science Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of

Stephen Barr

Steve Barr lives in Woodstock, which is great birding country and must have its charms for writers of fantasy.

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.
Robots Learn Language Via Random Syllabic Babble
   '...let them teach themselves by trial and error.'
Baxter Robot Learns From Fellow Workers
   ''My whole idea is to get away from a machine with a set of prearranged instructions...' - Stephen Barr, 1960.
Linux Robot Masters Automatic Charging
   'Then it appeared to make up its mind, and trundled over to a wall socket...'- Stephen Barr, 1960.

 

 

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