• Posts Tagged ‘Robotics’

    Fiction: Claridge of the Klondike

    by  • July 29, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Illustration of a steampunk robot wearing a shirt and tie.

    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. “To Euphemia Thorniwork, my Pheemie, my only daughter, I leave whatever money is in...

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    Forty-Flesh Barrier

    by  • February 4, 2019 • Fiction • 1 Comment

    Art accompanying "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 the fire basins. As my colonel banters with the bartender, I study that dog....

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    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 America 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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