Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Quest for Saint Aquin
by Anthony Boucher

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

MULE Autonomous Navigation Vehicle By Lockheed Martin
   This robotic device is described in several different sf stories; it sounds handy.

Robots and Religion
   Here's a chance to contribute to some interesting research on the topic of intelligent machines and religion.

BigDog Robass More Coordinated Than I Am
   I was startled to observe this level of progress in the creation of quadrupedal robots.

Lrry-1 Fire-Breathing, Riding MechaDog Video
   You'll need to look at the video before you decide what this thing really is; from the Mutoid Waste Company.

LittleDog Robot Has Dynamic Double-Support Gait
   Check out the video showing LittleDog from Boston Dynamics negotiate rough terrain. This bot teaches itself the best way to go.

KITECH And POSTECH Korean Quadruped Robots
   It won't be too much longer before we'll have a pack of assorted robotic quadrupeds.

Legged Squad Support System Monster BigDog Robot
   This robotic pack mule for soldiers will carry 400 pounds of gear while exhibiting frisky gaits as trotting, running and even bounding.

'Robotic Mule' Ready For Duty, Sir
    It uses ladar to identify the unit it needs to follow and drives off autonomously behind.

AlphaDog Proto Stronger, Quieter Than BigDog
   I'm waiting for someone at Boston Dynamics to realize that regular people would like something like this on hikes.

HyQ Four-Legged Robot From Italy
   'He admired the fast-plodding, articulated legs, so necessary since roads had degenerated...'

DARPA LS3 Robot Pack Animal Video
   'He admired the fast-plodding, articulated legs...' - Anthony Boucher, 1951.

LS3 AlphaDog Robot Marine Corps Video
   'He admired the fast-plodding, articulated legs, so necessary since roads had degenerated...'- Anthony Boucher, 1951.

ANYmal Quadruped Robot Trots On
   'Fast-plodding, articulated legs...' - Anthony Boucher, 1951.

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China Melts Tibetan Permafrost To Plant Forest
re: Niven, Pournelle, Flynn
(11/16/2017)

iFlytek Doctor Robot First To Pass Medical Exams
re: Larry Niven
(11/15/2017)

Slaughterbot AI KIller Quadcopter Drones
re: Neal Stephenson
(11/14/2017)

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