• Posts Tagged ‘Robotics’

    On Kickstarter: Redbot

    by  • November 8, 2018 • On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Sample of Redbot computer control model kits

    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 require only glue to put together, and the programming is done on free software,...

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    Strange Science: Maillardet’s Automaton

    by  • September 15, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    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 more than one-third of a megabyte–not bad for a 200-plus year old machine! Henri...

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    I, Angelica

    by  • August 28, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "I, Angelica"

    Notorious android murderess Angelica X shares her story, as told to Wesley O. Cohen Art by Luke Spooner This is what I tell the others: if he had made me out of bones, Dr. Fleischmann would have liked me better. He hated the metal plates of my teeth. He hated seeing steel when he...

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    The Fatalism of the Automatons

    by  • June 19, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Fatalistic Automatons"

    An account by Captain Walter Budanov and Samuel Walter, as provided by Jon Hartless Art by A. Jones Captain Budanov’s diary, whaling vessel Demeter. October 4th, 1886 Three months now in these ice floes. Petersburg seems but a distant memory, one I despised when there with its drinking and dancing and shallow fun. But...

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    A Formal Apology for Recent Developments

    by  • November 14, 2016 • Fiction • 1 Comment

    Art for "A Formal Apology for Recent Developments"

    A letter by Hansel Calloway, as provided by Church Lieu Art by Justine McGreevy To Whom It May Concern: It has come to my attention that my most recent paper, as published in the Vanguard journal on applied artificial intelligence, drew incomplete conclusions from my experimental data. I would like to offer my greatest,...

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