Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Super-Toys Last All Summer Long
by Brian Aldiss

Fascinating short story that forms the basis of the Stanley Kubrick/Steven Spielberg movie AI. Henry and Monica can't have a child - so Henry creates a little boy to love while they wait. Read the story online here.

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Domo Robot: Unstructured Interaction Over Time
   Designed specifically to interact with people in unstructred environments for long periods, not just short tasks.

Robopanda Toys Last All Summer Long
   This is one robotic bear that comes with its own toys.

Domo Robot No Mere Housekeeper
   Domo is back in the news with new advances in assistive robotic technologies.

Toddlers Embrace Our (Giggling) Robotic Overlords
   Children show that robots can be friends and peers in this three month study of toddlers and bots.

iCub Robot Humanoid Child RobotCub
   This European open-source robot child is intended to explore human cognition through the medium of a 3 year-old child. With video.

KASPAR Robot W/RoboSkin Teaches Autistic Kids Interaction
   This well-developed robot platform is being given new, sensor-laden skin to further help autistic children.

Robot Babies M3-neony And M3-synchy
   These baby robots have been designed to help human beings understand their own process of development.

iCub Robot Now Even More Childlike
   This humanoid robot just got an upgrade, and is more childlike than ever.

Aimec Child Robot Built By Childless Couple
   This childless couple built themselves a robotic son.

Affetto Child Robot With Realistic Facial Expressions
   Is this little robot cute and friendly - or uncanny? You be the judge.

Pneuborn Infant Robots
   Baby bots are cute; but do they grow up fast?

iCub Crawling Robot
   iCub may seem to be taking a step backward, but it's all human development.

Cuddlebot Knows 9 Touch Gestures
   'She could feel just the slightest vibration from its motor.'- Brian Aldiss, 1969.

CommU Robot Children Scare Me
   'Is David malfunctioning?' - Brian Aldiss, 1967. 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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Chaffeur Robot Musashi Will Drive Your Regular Car
re: Philip K Dick

Space Exporers! Now, You Can Drink Your Own Urine
re: Frank Herbert

SpaceX EVA Spacesuit Tested By Polaris Dawn Crew
re: Otto Willi Gail

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