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Mole Probe
Automated devices that seek underground routes, burrowing as they go.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Automated Drone Probes
Human-sized robot probes for exploration.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Device Replication
Manufacturing devices from a template to save space on space craft.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Viewing Tank
A display monitor.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Automatic City
A city designed to protect itself and maintain itself over millions of years.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Mass Detector
Hunting aid.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Mentanicals
Robots capable of mentation - i.e., thought.
(From The Mentanicals [1934] by Francis Flagg)
Mentanical Communication
Thinking, learning robots have a special means of communication.
(From The Mentanicals [1934] by Francis Flagg)
Living Machines
Robots that are able to learn.
(From The Mentanicals [1934] by Francis Flagg)
Magnetic Pinions
Remote control electromagnetic handcuffs.
(From Worlds of Origin [1958] by Jack Vance)
The Hub
A large space resort consisting of inhabitable bubbles in a metal framework.
(From Worlds of Origin [1958] by Jack Vance)
Voicewriter Screen (Computer Monitor)
A screen that displays characters.
(From Granny Won't Knit [1954] by Theodore Sturgeon)
Thermodyne Heat Ray
Device focuses, and projects, a heat beam.
(From A Brand New World [1942] by Ray Cummings)
Silencer-Padding
Robots need to have special padding on the bottoms of their lower limbs, so they don't clank as they walk.
(From Robot Unwanted [1952] by Daniel Keyes)
Robodore
A robot specialized for use as a stevedore, emptying the contents of ships in port.
(From Robot Unwanted [1952] by Daniel Keyes)
Robotic Conductor
A robot charged with conductor's duties aboard a bus or other public transportation.
(From Paycheck [1953] by Philip K. Dick)
Robotic Law Tape Safety Valve
A specific impulse that warns robots contemplating breaking the laws set forth for their behavior.
(From Robot Unwanted [1952] by Daniel Keyes)
Robot Manumission
The freeing of a robotic being from a state of being owned property.
(From Robot Unwanted [1952] by Daniel Keyes)
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