Science Fiction Dictionary
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Latest By

Artificial Intelligence
Data Storage
Input Devices
Living Space
Space Tech
Virtual Person

"I'm strictly an ivory-tower person. I can explain things but I can't do things."
- Isaac Asimov

Sea Robot  
  An enormous robot able to function in the ocean.  

I don't know an earlier reference to a "sea robot"; it serves a rather clever function - recycling!

At the atomic furnaces Nogo received news that put him in a little better humor. Everything here was progressing splendidly. The work was ahead of schedule and the supply of steel was adequate. The Great Presence unbent sufficiently to congratulate the inventor who had secured the supply of steel for the Uighurs.

"A very great invention, your sea robot," Nogo said to the inventor, Lasar. Lasar was a squat, powerfully-built Mongol. As a reward for his invention, he had already been made a member of Nogo's personal staff. He glowed at his leader's praise.

"Thank you, Great Presence," Lasar said bowing. "Your Presence had often thought of the great supply of steel in sunken ships resting on the sea bottom. I was fortunate enough to devise a means of recovering it."

"A very clever solution," Nogo said. "A gigantic robot to walk on the bottom of the sea, enduring pressures no diver could stand, a robot strong enough to lift whole ships and to carry them ashore, a robot, moreover, with a mechanical mind to enable it to carry out its task without the need for constant supervision, yes, that was a very clever solution to our problem."

Technovelgy from The Metal Monster (Jarvis), by E.K. Jarvis.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1943
Additional resources -

The monster emerges from the sea!

Suddenly, from the direction of the sea, there came a shrill whistle. A few of the Uighur overseers and some of the slaves looked toward the sound. They had heard this whistle before. It came from the sea robot and it announced that this great monster was coming out of the ocean with another steel ship clutched in its mighty hands.

(The Sea Robot from 'The Metal Monster' by E.K. Jarvis)

Gradually the robot emerged from the water. It was holding a ship. Slowly, ponderously, it splashed toward the shore. It started toward the place where the wrecked ships were piled.

Comment/Join this discussion ( 0 ) | RSS/XML | Blog This |

Additional resources:
  More Ideas and Technology from The Metal Monster (Jarvis)
  More Ideas and Technology by E.K. Jarvis
  Tech news articles related to The Metal Monster (Jarvis)
  Tech news articles related to works by E.K. Jarvis

Articles related to Robotics
AlphaGarden Robot Cares For Gardens Better Than Humans
TeslaBot Uber Driver (2024) And The Automatic Motorist (1911)
DiffuseBot Uses Generative AI To Invent New Soft Robots
Ballie Your AI Robot Companion From Samsung

Want to Contribute an Item? It's easy:
Get the name of the item, a quote, the book's name and the author's name, and Add it here.





Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Science Fiction Invention Timeline, or see what's New.





Science Fiction Timeline
1940's   1950's
1960's   1970's
1980's   1990's
2000's   2010's

Science Fiction in the News

Ulm Sleep Pods For The Homeless
'The lid lifted and she crawled inside...'

Prophetic Offers Lucid Dreaming Halo With Morpheus-1 AI
''Leads trail away from insertion points on her face and wrist... to a lucid dreamer...'

More Like A Tumblebug Than A Motorcycle
'It is about the size and shape of a kitchen stool, gyro-stabilized on a single wheel...'

Tesla Camera-Only Vision Predicted In 1930's SF
'By its means, the machine can see.'

First Ever Proof Of Water On Asteroids
'Yes, strangely enough there was still sufficient water beneath the surface of Vesta.'

Aptera Solar EV More Stylish Than Heinlein Steel Tortoise
'When confronted by hills, or rough terrain, it did not stop, but simply slowed until the task demanded equaled its steady power output.'

Gigantic Space Sunshade Would Fight Global Warming
'...the light of the sun had been polarized by two crossed fields so that no radiation could pass.'

Untethered Spacewalk's 50th Anniversary
'But that space walk of mine wasn't so very amazing.'

ESA Designs Huge Inflatable Moonbase
'It was like being inside a balloon; indeed, that was exactly where he was.'

AlphaGarden Robot Cares For Gardens Better Than Humans
'...a simple clock-set servok with pipe and hose arms.'

More SF in the News

More Beyond Technovelgy

Home | Glossary | Science Fiction Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise | - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.