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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)
Robot Ramp
A special means of ingress and egress solely for use by mechanical help.
(From Robot Unwanted [1952] by Daniel Keyes)
Xenephrene Interstellar World
A planet not attached to a solar system.
(From A Brand New World [1942] by Ray Cummings)
Jonnytruck
A movable bathroom for hire; cost is offset by reclamation.
(From The Water Knife [2015] by Paolo Bacigalupi)
Public Urine Collection
Arcologies offer public latrines, then collect for reclamation.
(From The Water Knife [2015] by Paolo Bacigalupi)
CAN-D
Illegal narcotic chewed to alter the state of colonists.
(From The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch [1965] by Philip K. Dick)
Stellarimeter
Used by space navigators.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Vivatape
Perfectly seals cuts also helps through-skin implants heal.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Command Bracelet
A wrist-borne device with a variety of capabilities.
(From Sagramanda [2006] by Alan Dean Foster)
Pocket Scanner
A device that scans for the codes that will open a vehicle's door on command.
(From Sagramanda [2006] by Alan Dean Foster)
Construction Robot
Autonomous robots work on construction sites.
(From Runaway [1985] by Michael Crichton)
Space Craft Rope Ladder
Equipment used for debar king from a space craft.
(From Diabologic [1955] by Eric Frank Russell)
Automatic-Electric Packing Machine
A device able to pack randomly shaped objects combined into a single package automatically.
(From Ralph 124c 41 + [1911] by Hugo Gernsback)
Iridium Spirals (Street Lights)
Streetlights provide sunlight at night.
(From Ralph 124c 41 + [1911] by Hugo Gernsback)
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