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Himawari Homotropic Sunflower Robot
   This robot shows real progress toward what Philip K. Dick called 'homotropic' machines - robots that seek out and follow people.

Robot Teddy Bear Chats With Drunk Drivers
   If you think that getting into an argument with your car over drinking and driving is a bit surreal, you're right. But, bear knows best.

AMP Robot Chases You With Tunes
   Being chased by robots through your house is not always a positive experience, but AMP will banish those nightmares in which you are pursued by bots.

RoboStool Homotropic Furniture
   Great idea from Norris Labs; I think Philip K. Dick might have recognized it - I especially like the newspaper angle in the video.

'Hug And Kiss' Baby Ankle Monitor
   This handy pair of devices keep mothers and children together in crowded hospitals.

Toyota Ignition Breathalyzer Lock
   Philip K. Dick told us this was coming almost fifty years ago. Like so many other things.

SCRAM Anklet For Lindsay Lohan
   This ankle bracelet uses transdermal alcohol monitoring to keep track of miscreants.

Ignition Interlock Required For NY Drunk Drivers
   'It had been a bad night, and when he tried to drive home he had a terrible argument with his car.'

Driver Alcohol Detection Systems for Safety By QinetiQ (And PKD)
   Unfortunately, we cannot simply recline in the back seat and let the 'auto-auto mech' drive the car.

Amazon Patents Annoying Robot That Follows You
   'The... machine, being homotropic, headed toward them, still bleating...' - Philip K. Dick, 1963.

Ford Smart Car Stops Your Texting
   'Okay,' he said, feeling humiliated. Maybe the car was right...

Spam Autonomous Cars And Philip K. Dick
   'The news vending machine, being homotropic, headed toward them...'- Philip K. Dick, 1963.

Active Wellness Smart Car Seat
   'Maybe the car was right...' - Philip K. Dick, 1963.

Ignition Interlock Devices Stopped 1.7 Million Drunken Tries
   'Maybe the car was right...' - Philip K. Dick, 1963.

Drunk Driver Of Tesla Claims Autopilot Was In Charge
   'Mr. Garden, you are in no condition to drive.' - Philip K. Dick, 1963.

Your Car Will Be Watching You!
   'Mr. Garden, you are in no condition to drive...' - Philip K. Dick, 1963

Alcohol-Sensing Cars - NTSB Catches Up With Philip K. Dick (1963)
   'Mr. Garden, you are in no condition to drive....' - Philip K. Dick, 1963.

Should Your Car Decide If You Can Drive?
   'Okay. Maybe the car was right...' - Philip K. Dick, 1963.

Cheap Drunk Driver Detection From UofM
   "Look, I can drive... Start, darn it!" - Philip K. Dick, 1963. 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: Louis Tucker

NASA Wants Self-Driving Or Remote-Controlled Vehicles For Lunar Astronauts
re: Stanley G. and Helen Weinbaum

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