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Smart Home Provides Elder Care
   The University of Florida has created what they call "an assistive environment" which goes far beyond the assistive devices that we are used to hearing about.

Bradbury: Missions To Moon And Mars Will Inspire Humanity
   Science Fiction Grandmaster Ray Bradbury spoke before a presidential commission reviewing American space policy - specifically, missions to Mars.

A Smart Home With Cyber Crumbs - Bradbury's Happylife Home?
   In his 1951 short story collection The Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury wrote about the Happylife Home, which took care of the people who lived in it. Today, researchers work to create a smart home with cyber crumbs.

Kaori Web: Odorophonics Comes To A PC Near You
   Kaori web creates odorophonics - a science fiction idea of the fifties.

SunTracker One Brings The Sun Inside
   Very cool device to bring a significant amount of light inside your house or building regardless of the sun's direction.

RoomRender Futuristic Smart Room
   The smart room has moved beyond prototype to a product that is now available.

Space Robot Knows Your Mood
   The space is the robot - just the thing for those long meetings.

WellAWARE Passive Sensor Monitoring Of Elderly
   This monitoring system doesn't go as far as its sfnal predecessors, but we're getting there.

'Retina Display' SFnally Perfect (Almost)
   Just how good is Apple's retina display Does it meet the needs of science fiction writers?

Basement Holodeck With Playstation Move And EyeToy
   'Almost every home had its dimensino room, rigged with the apparatus which picked up the weird, alien impulses...'

Take An Infinite Walk In Flexible Spaces
   'The walls began to purr and recede into crystalline distance, it seemed, and presently an African veldt appeared...'- Ray Bradbury, 1951.

Time For Bradbury's 'Smart Home'?
   'This house which clothed and fed and rocked them to sleep and played and sang and was good to them...' - Ray Bradbury, 1951.

Lumo Projector Turns Kids Rooms Into Bradbury's Veldt
   'The walls began to purr and recede... and presently an African veldt appeared...'- Ray Bradbury, 1951.

LG Smart Home AI Agent
   '...this house which clothed and fed and rocked them to sleep.' - Ray Bradbury, 1951. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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Shanghai Guidelines For Humanoid Robots
re: Isaac Asimov

Desktop TARS Robot From Interstellar
re: Christopher Nolan

Robots Can Now Have Smiling Faces With Human Skin
re: James Cameron

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