3D Cocooner From Festo Spins Web In Mid-Air
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(4/19/2010re: H.G. Wells)
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(11/11/2010re: H.G. Wells)
| SmartBird Robotic Bird In Flight
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(3/29/2011re: Philip K. Dick)
| Festo ExoHand Fine Motor Skill Robotic Hand
'Waldo put his arms into the primary pair before him - all three pairs... came to life.'
(7/5/2012re: Robert Heinlein)
| Most Advanced Robotic Hand?
'Hands I could order from the atomics-engineering equipment companies...'- Robert Heinlein, 1956.
(10/2/2014re: Robert Heinlein)
| Graphene Cytobot - Cyborg Bacterial Spores May Help Astronauts
'[It] had not yet objected to being made over into a portion of an electronic system... '- Philip K. Dick, 1964.
(3/15/2015re: Philip K. Dick)
| eMotionButterfly Ultralight Robot From Festo
'Artificial butterflies darted along invisible beams...'- Roger Zelazny, 1980.
(3/16/2015re: Roger Zelazny)
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