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by Roger Zelazny

This is such a likable book; it is set several hundred years in the future on a ruined Earth. Aliens visit it as you would a museum; imagine a race foolish enough to despoil a planet. Hot spots (from radiation) dot the planet; human DNA moves on. Satyrs and nymphs again hold sway in rocky grottoes in Ithica. It won a Hugo for Zelazny.

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HOAP-2 Robot Masters Sumo And Linux. RoboShiko!
   This robot performs moves from the Chinese martial art taijiquan; it also does Sumo wrestling stances. All that and it's Linux-based!

Robots Get Pressure-Sensitive Skin
   Organic field-effect transistors have been used to fabricate pressure-sensitive skin for robots, according to an abstract published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.

Graphene - Nanofabric One Atom Thick
   A nanofabric called graphene just one atom thick has been created at The University of Manchester.

New Materials One Atom Thick Extracted With Micromechanical Cleavage
   Science fictional materials are created by extracting individual atomic planes from conventional bulk crystals by using a technique called 'micromechanical cleavage'.

Amazing Robot Wrestling
   Amazing wrestling robots have a variety of great take-down moves.

kameraflage Seen By Cellphone Cameras Only
   This is an interesting use of a little-known property of digital cameras.

Arm Spirit Arm-Wrestling Arcade Game Rampage
   Machines are our friends - but you still need to be careful.

Graphene Reveals Fine Structure Constant
   This amazing nanofabric is just one atom thick; physicists looking through this material can see one of the most mysterious fundamental constants known to science.

Graphene Is Also Super Strong
   One of the most remarkable materials ever discovered, graphene continues to amaze.

Robot Martial Arts Videos
   Take a look at these four robots performing a variety of martial arts moves.

Robot Wrestler Vs. Human Wrestler Video
   I admit that this is not the greatest video, but It so close to an sf novel from the 1960's that I had to include it.

Touch Sensor For Sensitive Robots
   Honestly, who doesn't want a more sensitive robot?

Robot Skin Detects Your Gentle Caress
   You want your robot to be this sensitive; don't miss the extra links to learn about robot skin as soft as yours.

New Robot Skin Is Flexible, Sensitive, Solar-Powered
   It's not just robots who will need super-sensitive skin.

Robot Skin Uses Hexagonal Sensors (Video)
   Robots that work in crowded environments with human beings will need to have a good tactile awareness.

Cables For Robot Skin Will Stretch Like Human Skin
   And how far will your skin stretch? About 1.5 times.

E-Skin For Robots - And Maybe You
   'a creature which could be given the reflexes of an adrenalized cat...' - Roger Zelazny, 1966.

Can Sirtuins Block The Aging Process?
   '...some rare ones actually grow younger when they take the series.'- Roger Zelazny, 1966.

Get Alien Vision And See New Colors!
   This guy can perceive a greater color range than you can. I guarantee it.

New Material Is One Molecule Thick
   'Hasan always pitched a Gauzy - a one-molecule-layer tent...'- Roger Zelazny, 1966.

Skin Sensor Signals Brain
   'Which permitted it to gauge to an ounce the amount of pressure necessary...' - Roger Zelazny, 1966.

Cheap Electronic Skin For Robots!
   'Chemelectric afferent nerve-analogues...' - Roger Zelazny, 1966.

Autonomous Sumo Robot Wrestling Video
   'The expressionless face before me was therefore that of the golem-wrestler...' - Roger Zelazny, 1968.

proCover Smart Sock Prosthetic Limb Enhancement
   'Series of chemelectric afferent nerve-analogues, which permitted it to gauge to an ounce...' - Roger Zelazny, 1965.

Soft Robotics - Now With 3D Printed Sensors!
   'A series of chemelectric afferent nerve-analogues, which permitted it to gauge to an ounce the amount of pressure necessary to snap a bone...' - Roger Zelazny, 1966.

Artificial Sensory Neurons For Prosthetics, Robots
   Great for humans and robots!

Soft Robots Use Kirigami Piezoelectric Sensor Skin
   'A worthy opponent was the golem.' - Roger Zelazny, 1966.

It's Time For Robots With Soft, Sensitive Skin
   Sure, solid metal skin robots looked great once - like in science fiction movies of the 1920's.

Goldene - A Two-Dimensional Sheet Of Gold One Atom Thick
   'Hasan always pitched a Gauzy - a one-molecule-layer tent, opaque, feather-light, and very tough.' - Roger Zelazny, 1966. 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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re: Otis Adelbert Kline

Goodness Gracious Me! Google Tries Face Recognition Security
re: Schachner and Zagat

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