Science Fiction in the News Articles
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by Ray Bradbury

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Electrolux Trilobite: Programmable Robot Vacuum Cleaner
   The Trilobyte 2.0 is the new version of their self-propelled robot vacuum cleaner. It has more going for it than it's metallic silvery-green color - you can program it.

AMouse: Bradbury's Robot Mice Get Real Whiskers
   At last, Ray Bradbury's robotic cleaning mice are coming closer - this bot has real mouse whiskers.

BIOTACT Whiskered Robot Rat
   Nature may have figured out the best way of sensing the immediate environment in poorly-lit, cluttered places.

Fukitorimushi Floor-Cleaning Robot - An Inchworm Dust Mop
   This unique cleaning robot crawls along on its belly like an inchworm, shining it's blue-white searchlight upon your floor, looking for grime.

SCRATCHbot Robot Rat Whiskers Video
   This is a pretty good video showing progress in the almost sixty year-old idea of whiskered robots.

Mini Robot Swarms
   Why shouldn't robots work in swarms - open source swarms?

Kilobot Robot Swarm
   Someday, we'll find robots organized like this underfoot.

Shrewbot Uses Whiskers As Sensors
   See the video for a good example of how biomimicry can lead to uncanny mechanical imitations of nature.

OMG! DIY Arduino Robot Vacuum Cleaner Like Bradbury's Mice
   'Out of warrens in the wall, tiny robot mice darted.' - Ray Bradbury, 1950.

Autonomous Robots Navigate Like Rats
   'Out of warrens in the wall, tiny robot mice darted.' - Ray Bradbury, 1950.

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IBM's Grain Of Sand Computer
re: Stanislaw Lem
(4/6/2018)

Liquid Metal Shape-Changing 'Soft Robotics'
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/5/2018)

The Hammock Caravan And Italo Calvino's Octavia
re: Italo Calvino
(4/4/2018)

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