Science Fiction in the News Articles
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by Rudy Rucker

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:

Gummi Bots: Biomimetic Soft-Bodied Robots
   These flexible creepy-crawlies are on their way like little caterpillars.

Chembot Squishy SquishBot Robots Desired By DARPA
   DARPA is on the look out for a new kind of soft meso-scale robot that can sneak under doors like an octopus.

SquishBot Soft Shape-Changing 'Chembots'
   These soft-bodied shape-shifting robots are needed by DARPA; MIT wants theirs to lay down a trail of slime.

Plasmobot Amorphous Biological Robot
   'The plasmodium is capable of solving complex computational tasks, such as the shortest path between points and other logical calculations.'

Multigait Soft Robot Squishes, Walks And Crawls
   Simple actuation, complex motion.

DARPA M3 Soft Camo Robots
   'Monique's tissues had at least three other basic attractor modes... [like] the spread-out "puddle" shape...'

3D Printed Soft Robotic Tentacle May Grab You
   'Monique's tissues had at least three other basic attractor modes as well...' - Rudy Rucker, 1997.

Soft Caterpillar Robot Powered By Light
   'the spread-out "puddle" shape she used for soaking up sun...' - Rudy Rucker, 1997. 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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Ulm Sleep Pods For The Homeless
re: Larry Niven

Prophetic Offers Lucid Dreaming Halo With Morpheus-1 AI
re: Peter Watts

More Like A Tumblebug Than A Motorcycle
re: Robert Heinlein

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