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  1. Six degrees

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... influence on Russian-born author Isaac Asimov, who, by his own admission, wrote his Foundation series of stories 'with a tiny bit of cribbin' / from the works of Edward Gibbon / and that Greek, Thucydides'. The Foundation series subsumed the earlier Robot series of books, the first of which was I Robot. The Will Smith film I Robot, which is loosely based on the Asimov story, ...

  2. Prophet & loss

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Naparstek

    ... fantasised about becoming a 'psychohistorian'- one of the prophetic mathematicians of science-fiction author Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy. He decided at college that economics was the next best thing to Asimov's fictional science. After gaining an undergraduate degree at Yale, Krugman went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for his PhD, where he ...

  3. Ever the science buff, Clarke curious to the last

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... looked sad as he recalled great contemporaries now dead. Many had been friends. They included the outstanding science fiction writers, American Robert A. Heinlein and Russian-born Isaac Asimov, ... was ending and more environmentally friendly alternatives had to be found. Another interest was robot technology. Like Asimov, Clarke had offered readers a fascinating glimpse into a future robot ...

  4. Underwater robot contestants aim to help preserve marine life

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... a series of workshops. They observed coral from a glass-bottomed boat last month at WWF's Marine Life Centre in Hoi Ha Wan. They also tested their prototype robots in a water tank ... Miranda Yeung Twenty-one local school teams are going to display their innovative talents and compete in next month's third Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge. The competition ...

  5. Fembot fetish

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... produced a 38cm-tall robotic girlfriend that kisses on command. It will go on sale in September for US$175. Now what kind of man wants to confess his girlfriend is an animated Barbie doll? Using ... with robots, but we wanted to make something sweet and interactive,' says Minako Sakanoue, spokeswoman for Sega Toys. 'She's lovable and can act like a real girlfriend.' Sega hopes ...

  6. press play

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez On May 13, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, in the United States, will host a special concert featuring renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma with a new, rather odd-looking conductor. Asimo, an advanced humanoid robot created by Japan's Honda Motor, will lead the orchestra in a performance of Impossible Dream. The robot's name stands for 'advanced step in innovative ...

  7. Robot mice usher in Year of the Rat

    Posted Feb 09th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung Six award-winning robot mice have arrived in Hong Kong from Japan to celebrate the Year of the Rat. They are competing in maze-solving contests in a shopping mall at Sha Tin. Micro mice are autonomous robots; they are one of the oldest robotic forms but are equipped with the latest technology in Japan. During the competition, they have to find their way themselves ...

  8. Almost human

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... intense eyes can lock with a stranger's. She is EveR-1 (right; for 'Eve Robot'), a female android about 160cm tall and weighing 50kg, created by scientists from the Korea Institute ... with advanced artificial intelligence and human-like reflexes. The Actroid, a humanoid robot modelled on an average Japanese woman, was introduced in 2005 by Osaka University. The so-called ...

  9. Creative minds display their innovation to inspire others

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... October 16-18. There will be 150 workshops, 20 seminars, several exhibitions and competitions such as the World Robot Olympiad (Hong Kong selection), Hong Kong Tech Challenge 2008 and a T-shirt design competition. There will also be classes on designing and building robots and making 3D animation. The exhibition will feature booths displaying innovation, where the creators can share ...

  10. The Beast with a Billion Backs (DVD)

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... non-organic life can't pass through the rift. He starts stalking Calculon, star of a robot soap opera. This eventually leads him to join the League of Robots whose motto is 'Death to all ... will enjoy the extra features included on the DVD. There is commentary by series creator and writer Matt Groening and developer David X. Cohen, and Futurama: The Lost Adventure, a long-lost, ...




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