Waldo

A telefactoring device; also known as the Waldo F. Jones Synchronous Reduplicating Pantograph. (Read the full article)

"Just found your site courtesy of a Business Week article. What about a reference to Spiderman's Doctor Octopus. It was obviously inspired from Waldo."
(docsilk 10/2/2004 6:55:56 AM )
"In the movie "THX 1138", the main charactor's job is using electro-mechanical waldoes to place radioactive power cells into security robots."
( 10/30/2005 11:08:17 PM )
"As you know, Oakwood is taking advantage of opportunities to increase volumes and market share. This month our organization will be the first healthcare system in the state of Michigan to begin using the From the Oakwood Healthcre System website: The da Vinci S Surgical Robotic System. This revolutionary technology has a variety of surgical applications including gynecological, cardiovascular and urological. What makes the da Vinci S unique? A surgeon’s hand movements are translated through robotic arms. The benefits include 15 times the magnification of the human eye, smaller incisions, less blood loss, faster recovery times and greater precision on the part of the surgeon. "
(Kos 3/13/2006 10:26:21 AM )
"One very interesting aspect of "Waldo" is, that Heinlein proposed the idea that tiny waldoes could be used to build still tinier ones, to approach the limit of miniaturization. Nowadays, Richard Feynman is often credited with this notion, but he was anticipated by Heinlein. "
(0rison 6/1/2009 4:07:51 PM )
"As you may know, Heinlein wrote about 'ultramicrominiaturized waldos' in Time Enough for Love [1973]. But if you're impressed by Heinlein's anticipation of Feynman's lecture, take a look at this reference from Raymon Z. Gallun's 1937 story A Menace in Miniature - the ultra-microrobot.."
(Bill Christensen 6/3/2009 5:33:53 PM )

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