Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Invincible
by Stanislaw Lem
An interstellar ship, Invincible, lands on an uninhabited planet and encounters a kind of mechanical life, consisting of autonomous self-replicating machines. Lem uses the situation to imagine the possibility that autonomous, mechanical forms could succeed in becoming part of the natural evolution of a world.
in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas
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SYMBRION - Symbiotic Evolutionary Robot Organisms
Interesting European project on the possibility that small, simple robots could evolve their own adaptive software strategies. Stanislaw Lem described this in detail fifty years ago.
Swarm-Bots Take Small Children Away
It's really up to you whether you are pleased with the idea of a couple dozen swarming robots autonomously finding a small child and pulling her away.
Smart Dew Sensor Monitoring
Not quite dust-sized, but we're getting closer.
Nanowire Transistors For Smallest Computers
I can see the nanomachine swarm coming now. No, wait, I can't see it.
Directing Microrobot Swarms
All the robots you can fit on the head of a pin.
SRI International's Speedy, Ant-Sized Microrobot Swarm
'As if swarms of tiny animals were busily scurrying about...'- Stanislaw Lem, 1954.
Robot Swarm Obeys Commands
'What is the nature of this cloud? What is your opinion?'- Stanislaw Lem, 1954.
Bridge-MINDER Repair Robot
'The repair robots had started out on their rounds...'- Stanislaw Lem, 1954.
Swarming Intelligent Aquatic Surface Robots Ahoy!
'A remote-controlled emulsion, as it were, with uniform center...' - Stanislaw Lem, 1961.
SPIDER Repair Robots From Lockheed Martin Blimps
'The repair robots had started out on their rounds... making sure that the hull had not been damaged.' - Stanislaw Lem, 1954.
Swarm Of Mindless Robots Works Together
'Very tiny pseudo insects that... can unite to form a superordinate system.' - Stanislaw Lem, 1954
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