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AI Lip Reading Better Than Human, Like HAL 9000
Nothing to worry about, until computers control most vital systems. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

PLEN2 DIY Robot Cleaner Steals Your Heart
'I developed it to clean floors...' - Robert Heinlein, 1956. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Disney Hopping Robot, From Disney Research
'...vast, unerring, twenty-meter leaps.' - Bruce Sterling, 1994. (re: Bruce Sterling)

DURUS Robot Walks Like You Do, Maybe To Work
'The heavy-duty robots marched back and forth...' - Daniel Keyes, 1952. (re: Daniel Keyes)

Will Astronauts Get iPads In Space?
'He would plug his foolscap-sized Newspad into the ship's information circuit'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Uber's Robotics Plans Could Use Advice From SF Authors
'He was expecting disconsolately to be carted by the machine off to the nearest police station...' - Charles Stross, 2007. (re: Charles Stross)

Feeling A Poke On Your Robotic Hand
'Take care, sir.' (re: George Lucas)

Arctic Cities Crumble As Permafrost Melts
'The tapes stretch several kilometers in each direction.' - Robert Silverberg, 1970. (re: Robert Silverberg)

Double Charging Textile Obviates Clunky Dune Stillsuit Boots
'... the action of the heel-powered pumps that drove his still suit.' - Frank Herbert, 1969. (re: Frank Herbert)

Autonomous Oz Weeding Robot
"Got yourself a runaway pest controller.' - Michael Crichton, 1985. (re: Michael Crichton)

Deep Brain Stimulation Soon Without Surgery
'I sat down at my mood organ and I experimented.' - Philip K. Dick, 1968. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Rosemont Hotel Dubai Has Lobby Rainforest
'The braided waterfalls and hanging gardens that spilled down the arcology's levels..' - Paolo Bacigalupi, 2015. (re: Paolo Bacigalupi)

Sip From Your Ford When Catchpocket Shows Dewsparkle
'... living on reclaimed moisture from his own breath.' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Drowning? Lifeguard Drones Overhead!
'The death-reversal equipment is on its way...'- Frederk Pohl, 1965. (re: Frederik Pohl)

Elections In Science Fiction
'WE ARE READY TO PROCEED WITH THE TABULATION.' - James Blish, 1957. (re: James Blish.)

When Did Chess Computers Seem Unbeatable?
'A human simply can't beat a robotic expert.' Clifford Simak, 1951. (re: Clifford Simak)

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