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Related to material in Bill the Galactic Hero
by Harry Harrison

Bill is a simple farm lad from the planet Phigineradon II, with no ambitions beyond spending the rest of his life as a technical fertilizer operator. But then he's pressed into military service and his adventure begins. Classic sf parody.

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Koolio: Autonomous Refrigerator Robot
   Professors work hard - and they deserve refreshment. At the Machine Intelligence Lab at Benton Hall at the University of Florida, they are served by Koolio, the autonomous refrigerator Robot.

RFID-Maki: Easy Payment Sushi
   In Japan, eating and automation go together like, well, like raw fish and rice.

T-Rot Thinking Robot Tends Bar, Chats
   Finally, a real live bartending robot, who will mix and hand you your drink and listen to your troubles.

Smart Dressing Mirror RFID-Based mi-tu Fashion
   This system could make those endless hours of shopping go a lot faster.

Responsive Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
   A special display lets users see themselves in two different sets of clothing at the same time.

Kinze Autonomy Project's Autonomous Tractors
   Will farms become safer with robots?

Cocoagraph Edible Photos Like Spatial-Postal Cards
   'Before Bill's startled gaze... the card was starting to swell.'

Bartendro Robot Bartender
   'He sipped the cognac that the robot bartender handed him...'- Alfred Bester, 1956.

Autonomous Tractor Harvest-Ready
   '[He] dropped the handles of the plough that was plugged into the robomule...' - Harry Harrison, 1965. 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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Prophetic Offers Lucid Dreaming Halo With Morpheus-1 AI
re: Peter Watts

More Like A Tumblebug Than A Motorcycle
re: Robert Heinlein

Tesla Camera-Only Vision Predicted In 1930's SF
re: Miles J. Breuer

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