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Robotaxi By Cruise Premieres in Austin, Texas
'... he settled back in a robotaxi and the brilliant lights of the streets flashed past.' - Joe Gibson, 1953. (re: Joe Gibson)

Tentacle Robot Gripper Recalls War Of The Worlds
'It presented a sort of metallic spider with five jointed, agile legs, and with an extraordinary number of jointed levers, bars, and reaching and clutching tentacles.' - HG Wells, 1898. (re: HG Wells)

The Coming Hell Of ChatGPT Salesbots
'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing, pleading, shrilling...' - Philip K. Dick, 1954. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Harmonia Making Generative Audio Tools For Everyone
'A cacophony of stentorious metal sounds.' - Ray Cummings, 1941. (re: William Gibson)

Fusion Power Breakthrough?
'The prospect of enough D-N beryllium to make fusion power really cheap...' - Gerald Vance, 1956. (re: Gerald Vance)

Artists Replaced By Robots? Everyone's a Patron Now
'The results would not be happy; a schizoid painting was bound to ensue.' - FL Wallace, 1953 (re: F.L. Wallace)

Four-Legged Robot With Magnetized Feet Climbs Walls
'... his magnetic boots which served to hold him to the steel floor.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1931. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Thing! Wednesday Robotic Hand (Robot Version)
'The crawling, exploring object was V-Stephen's surgeon-hand...' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Mesmer Robot Head Must Be Seen
'... he placed [the brain] inside the robot head, and clapped the padded wig over it.' - Otis Adelbert Kline, 1937. (re: Otis Adelbert Kline)

Tsunami Forecasts Improved By Ionosphere Signals
'Swifter than any tide could ebb, the water was receding from the shore.' (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Holly+ Processes Your Singing In Holly Herndon's Voice
'The perfect voice is the voice of science.' - Bernard Brown, 1931. (re: Bernard Brown)

EctoLife Concept Video Artificial Womb For Baby Mass Production
'A great many of these synthetic babies were made and allowed to grow up under ideal conditions...' - Dr. David H. Keller, 1928. (re: Dr. David H. Keller)

MK-V Smart Tractor - Fully Electric, Farmer Optional
'A small electric tractor was working at the far side, and a slight hum could be heard from where he sat.' - Warner Van Lorne, 1936 (re: Warner Van Lorne)

Megachurches Catch Up To Heinlein
'Mars,' the kid repeated, threw Boone a Scout salute and made a sixty-foot leap over the crowd. - Robert Heinlein, 1961. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Olympus 3D Printing Using Lunar And Martian Materials
The system may be used to create critical infrastructure on the Moon, including landing pads, blast shields, and roads. (re: John Campbell)

Robot Builds Robots From Voxel Subunits
'I was patiently building the most dangerous thing in creation...' - Maurice G. Hugi, 1941. (re: Maurice G. Hugi)

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