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A Bayesian Approach to Safe Imitation Learning For AIs and Robots
Um, how about that pension for the humans who serve as the models for robot behavior? (re: Anthony Boucher)

Qoobo Headless Robotic Therapy Cat Was Anne McCaffrey's Idea
'...used as surrogates in intense dependency cases.' - Anne McCaffrey, 1990. (re: Anne McCaffrey)

Autonomous Cars Talk To Each Other At MCity
'My cars talk to one another.' - Isaac Asimov, 1953. (re: Isaac Asimov)

PUFFER Robots - From Philip K DIck's Second Variety?
'Across the ground something small and metallic came, flashing in the dull sunlight of midday.' - Philip K. Dick, 1953. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Russian Space Garden
'We saw the gardens, flooded with artificial sunlight...' - Harley S. Aldinger, 1932. (re: Harley S. Aldinger)

Targeted Neuroplasticity Training For 'Downloading Skills'
'I know kung-fu.' (re: Various)

U of M's MCity To Feature Asimov's Automatobuses
Should you turn autonomous buses off? (re: Isaac Asimov)

Crazyflie Drone Swarm Technology
'...Programmed to hang in space in a hexagonal grid pattern.' - Neal Stephenson, 1995. (re: Bruce Sterling)

Our GodBot, Who Art In Cyberspace
Vaal hungers! We must serve him. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

easyJet Short-Haul Electric Jets
Have a little faith, will you? They're working on it. (re: John W. Campbell)

Meet Assist-e Honda's Self-Balancing Motorcycle
'He had never ridden any motorized device that lacked onboard steering and balance systems...'- Bruce Sterling, 1998. (re: Bruce Sterling)

Kalashnikov's One-Seater Hovercraft
Not for windy days. (re: Various)

L16 Revolutionary Optics Spells End For Ordinary DSLRs?
Time for Esper Photo Analysis, Blade Runner fans. (re: Ridley Scott)

Biggest HiSeas 'Mars Mission' Problem? No Internet
I think sf writers have this covered! (re: Harry Gore Bishop)

Clever Electric Truck Generates More Power Than It Uses
Better than a fictional electrotruck! (re: Poul Anderson)

Eden-ISS, Greenhouse In Antarctica
'With this kind of light we could get the gardens going again." - Barbara Humbly, 1983. (re: Barbara Hambly)

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