Science Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of

Brian Aldiss

Brian Aldiss was born in 1925 in East Dereham, Norfolk. He joined the Royal Signals regiment in 1943, seeing action in Burma in WWII. He wrote short science fiction for magazines after the war, becoming a full-time writer in 1955. He and Harry Harrison started Science Fiction Horizons in 1964, the first sf criticism magazine. He was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2005.

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:

Domo Robot: Unstructured Interaction Over Time
   Designed specifically to interact with people in unstructred environments for long periods, not just short tasks.
Robopanda Toys Last All Summer Long
   This is one robotic bear that comes with its own toys.
Domo Robot No Mere Housekeeper
   Domo is back in the news with new advances in assistive robotic technologies.
Roboticist Has Real Son Zeno, Robot Son Zeno
   The similarities to Super-Toys Last All Summer Long are almost too eerie.
Toddlers Embrace Our (Giggling) Robotic Overlords
   Children show that robots can be friends and peers in this three month study of toddlers and bots.
iCub Robot Humanoid Child RobotCub
   This European open-source robot child is intended to explore human cognition through the medium of a 3 year-old child. With video.
Robot Babies M3-neony And M3-synchy
   These baby robots have been designed to help human beings understand their own process of development.
iCub Robot Now Even More Childlike
   This humanoid robot just got an upgrade, and is more childlike than ever.
Aimec Child Robot Built By Childless Couple
   This childless couple built themselves a robotic son.
Affetto Child Robot With Realistic Facial Expressions
   Is this little robot cute and friendly - or uncanny? You be the judge.
Pneuborn Infant Robots
   Baby bots are cute; but do they grow up fast?
iCub Crawling Robot
   iCub may seem to be taking a step backward, but it's all human development.
Cuddlebot Knows 9 Touch Gestures
   'She could feel just the slightest vibration from its motor.'- Brian Aldiss, 1969.
Google's Skin Tattoo Lie Detector
   'Three and a half centimetres in diameter, permanently fixed in the centre of his forehead.'- Brian Aldiss, 1961.
Tech Tats Prototype Sfnal Devices
   '...Permanently fixed in the centre of his forehead.' -
CommU Robot Children Scare Me
   'Is David malfunctioning?' - Brian Aldiss, 1967.

 

 

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