Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Vulcan's Hammer
by Philip K. Dick
Outstanding novel describes a not-too-distant Earth run by the Unity organization, a totalitarian world bureaucracy; every move is dictated by Vulcan 3, a supercomputer that is self-aware. The story was published in an abbreviated form in Future Science Fiction magazine in 1956.
in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas
and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:
Draganflyer X6 Helicopter Has HD Camera
Now, that's some stylish surveillance gear; the included video should push all your buttons.
Robot Brain Grows As It Learns
New technique - an incremental evolutionary algorithm - lets this robot add layers to its physical brain.
Aggressive Autonomous Quadrotor UAV Makes Its Moves
Robots are getting quicker, even the autonomous flying kind.
Perching Flying Robot
This robot can perch until needed, saving energy for the mission. Which is to help people.
Wasp Micro-UAV Used By Texas SWAT
Tiny surveillance drones are starting to appear over US cities.
Rolling Robot's Helicopter Transformation
It's sort of like Kipling's Marine...
FAST Program AIs Search For Human 'Malintent'
Passive biometric information gathering, also known as covert sampling, is on the rise.
sFly UAVs Swarm Together For SAR
Fascinating project from the European Union shows an autonomous 500g UAV.
EASE Surveillance Robot Hovering Near You
'In the hotel room. When that robot tracking device entered and made for him...'- Philip K. Dick, 1960.
Amazing Video Shows Chameleon-Like Crystal Display
'Across the vast impersonal face of metal... a ribbon of fluid letters appeared...'- Philip K. Dick, 1960.
Google's Project Wing Will Find You
'Mechanical entities that flit at the edges of our vision, that can go anywhere, that are in our very midst...' - Philip K. Dick, 1960.
Flying Robot Has An Arm
Drones with arms. Well, one arm.
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