The Metal Giants by Edmond Hamilton:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

A scientist creates an electronic brain with consciousness and is thrown out of his college; he takes his mechanical brain and disappears. Some years later, a farmer reports ten-foot circular tracks and seeing a giant metal man. All manner of mayhem ensues.


(The Metal Giants)

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Artificial Brain
A non-organic device structured like a human brain.

Computer Vision (Artificial Eye)
A device which, attached to a suitable computer, will allow the device to see.

Flexible Metal Arms (Tentacles)
An interesting description of how mechanical tentacles might function.

Robot Wheel
An enormous vehicular robot in the shape of a gigantic wheel.

Tentacle Machines
Enormous robots, cylindrical of body, tentacular of arms, autonomous of brain, sinister of intent.

 

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