Tag Archives: Robotics

Strange Science: Soft Robotics and Implanted Medical Devices

Scientists at MIT have developed a soft robotics device known as a dynamic soft reservoir (DSR) to help human bodies manage their response to implanted medical devices. Currently, when a human receives an implanted medical device, there’s a strong possibility … Continue reading

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Fiction: Professor Robot

An Essay by Professor Clive as provided by Stuart Webb Art by Leigh Legler It has been six months since the end of the world, and I am very bored. Humans think of boredom as an emotion, and I am … Continue reading

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Fiction: Pygmalion

An essay by Jon, as provided by Faith Consiglio Art by Luke Spooner It’s been seven months since I gave consent. I still haven’t seen any of the money they promised. Soon, I’m thinking, it can’t go on forever, right? … Continue reading

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Fiction: Claridge of the Klondike

An essay by Euphemia Thorniwork, as provided by Judith Field Art by Leigh Legler London, 1898 The Solicitor took Father’s will from the hand of an automaton standing next to the desk. He waved the machine away and began reading. … Continue reading

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Forty-Flesh Barrier

An essay by Tethys, as provided by Raluca Balasa Art by Luke Spooner Across the bar hangs a sign reading Humans Only. A man with a seeing eye dog sits exactly twenty-three meters from me, hazy in the smoke under … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Redbot

Do you want to build a robot? (It doesn’t have to be a robot.) Check out the Kickstarter for Redbot, which offers computer controlled model kits. It’s a great way to learn about programming for kids and adults. The models … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Robots Helping Plants

It’s hard to count how many plants we at Mad Scientist Journal may have killed over the years. The most recent (and epic) was the air plant that died under our care. It’s an air plant. All it needed was … Continue reading

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A Record of Android M14DA3-Y2015’s Last Week in Headquarters

As told by Employee ID 3583002, transcribed by Teo Yi Han Art provided by America Jones T minus four days All the way to work I debated with myself and changed my mind about once approximately every five minutes: Ask … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Robot Dinosaur Fiction

The world needs more weird fiction, and this Kickstarter project, which promises a story of robot dinosaurs to read for free every week this summer, fills that niche! In addition to publishing the stories online, there will also be an … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Maillardet’s Automaton

In the early nineteenth century, a Swiss mechanician built an automaton that could write poetry and draw pictures. Granted, the poetry and pictures it could draw were pre-programmed, but the memory involved in the machine is the equivalent of slight … Continue reading

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