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Protective Field (Safety Field)
An static energy field used to protect a city.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Flying Robot Drone Probe
A remote-controlled flying drone used for remote investigation and surveillance.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Zero 'g'
In a ship in orbit, in free fall.
(From Islands in the Sky [1952] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Leady
A radiation-resistant robot.
(From The Defenders [1953] by Philip K. Dick)
Zero-Gravity
A state in which gravity is effectively absent or cancelled out.
(From If Science Reached the Earth's Core [1938] by John R. Binder)
Robot Strike
When robots refuse to work.
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Mari Wolf)
Flesh Men
Thinking beings that are not mechanical robots - human beings.
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Harl Vincent)
Lead-Bodied Android
A robot designed for use in the nuclear industry.
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Mari Wolf)
Droid (First Use)
Contraction of "android".
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Mari Wolf)
Starship
A vehicle for space travel.
(From War in Space [1926] by Raymond Quiex)
Artificial Island
An entirely artificial, floating island.
(From Between Earth and Moon [1930] by Otfrid von Hanstein)
Drop-Capsule
Minimal spaceship.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Space Socks
Protective garments for the lower extremities.
(From Lost Rocket [1941] by Manly Wade Wellman)
Chin Window
An aperture that allows an astronaut to see his own feet (greater field of view).
(From Have Space Suit - Will Travel [1958] by Robert Heinlein)
Neural Lace
An interface between the brain and computer facilities.
(From Surface Detail [2010] by Iain M Banks)
Remote-Control Slavery
Mental control (possibly mediated by radio waves) of individuals of other species.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Prime Directive
The first and most important rule; usually protective.
(From With Folded Hands [1947] by Jack Williamson)
Durachrome
Very hard alloy for tanks.
(From Honor of the Regiment [2002] by Keith Laumer)
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