Michael Crichton:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Michael Crichton (b. 1942 - d. 2008) has sold at least 150 million books in thirty-six languages; thirteen have been made into films. His better-known books include The Andromeda Strain, Congo and Jurassic Park. His film Westworld (1973) was the first to employ computer-generated special effects. His stories have won a variety of awards, including an Edgar Allen Poe award from the Mystery Writers of America for A Case of Need; he has also had a dinosaur named after him - Crichtonsaurus bohlini.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Agricultural Robot Pest Controller - picking off the pests
An agricultural robot specifically designed to perform pest control activities.

Runaway (1985)

Automatic Gun - targets without human intervention
A sentry gun that could target and decide to fire without any human intervention.

The Andromeda Strain (1969)

Automatic Vein Finder
A device to automatically locate veins for intravenous needle insertion.

The Andromeda Strain (1969)

Car Dashboard Drone Controller
A screen and controls for using a remote drone.

Runaway (1985)

Construction Robot
Autonomous robots work on construction sites.

Runaway (1985)

Drone Floater Camera - fly and spy
A one-foot square aerostat capable of hovering with a camera to transmit images back to a base station.

Runaway (1985)

Electronic Body Analyzer
A replacement for the human doctor.

The Andromeda Strain (1969)

Home Robot
A robotic device designed to serve families in their homes.

Runaway (1985)

Plastic-Eating Bacteria - that's the good news
Mutated bacteria able to 'eat' or dissolve rubber and plastic.

The Andromeda Strain (1969)

Police Sketch Artist Software - pc-based police art
A tablet-style computer with sketch pad software to help identify suspects.

Runaway (1985)

Project Scoop
A space craft feature that collects dust for study.

The Andromeda Strain (1969)

P-Terminal Implant - turn yourself on
A device consisting of implanted power pack, control and electrodes placed near pleasure centers of the brain.

The Terminal Man (1972)

Security Guard Robot (Sentry Robot)
A robot that takes the place of a security guard in an office environment.

Runaway (1985)

Self-Propelled Road Mine
A small, lightweight mine able to travel at highway speeds; guides itself to a marked target.

Runaway (1985)

Smart Bullet - self-guided microshell
Really a tiny missile capable of identifying and following a person.

Runaway (1985)

Sniffer Robot
A small robot that gathers odors from a crime scene for analysis.

Runaway (1985)

Spider Robot
Scuttling insect robots.

Runaway (1985)

Ultraflash
A device that sterilizes the skin by a pulse of light.

The Andromeda Strain (1969)


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