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  1. BOOK (1950)

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... Hamish McKenzie I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (Gnome Press) Before Will Smith came along and bastardised the world's collective memory of the text, Isaac Asimov's series of nine ... for their existence. In Asimov's futuristic science fiction settings, man lived in such fear of his robotic creations that this strict set of rules had to be programmed into the machines. The Three Laws ...

  2. Afterlife fantasy

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... fiction has fallen into two camps. The first is the literary SF of Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. These writers are schooled in real science- robotics professors even used some of the ideas in Asimov's I, Robot in their theories- and try to ground their prophesies in real developments in science and technology. Then there are the space operas, the pulp novels about spacemen, monsters ...

  3. Amateur still has his robot dreams

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... King-lok, Japanese animation was the inspiration for a life-long passion for building electronic robots. Wu's favourite is the Juohmaru series, and it is one of his aims to build a robot based on the character. Juohmaru is a fictional model robot in a 1983 Japanese television series, Plawres Sanshiro. What impressed Wu about the series was the main character's ability to control his robot ...

  4. Robot out to prove man no match for machine behind the bar

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Out of ideas to impress your party guests? How about employing a robot bar tender to go around mixing their drinks? American inventor Jamie Price and his wife Julie are visiting Hong Kong with his computerised mobile bar that mixes 20 to 30 different kinds of drinks at a time, and wheels around a party room making robot noises and blinking its neon lights. ...

  5. Robotic approach to weight loss

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Forget fad diets and expensive gym memberships, the next weight-loss tool is set to be a 27cm tall female robot called Autom. She talks to you like an old friend, blinks when ... and no two conversations are alike.' Kidd, who has spent more than a decade studying human-robot interaction and developing products for the health-care sector, said Autom was a combination ...

  6. FILM (1956)

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... to replicate human walking is beyond robotics technology. Kinoshita modified Robby 10 years later for the popular television series Lost in Space, a space-age version of Swiss Family Robinson. This B-9 ... episode called The War of the Robots. Robby made guest appearances in a number of other television series in the 60s and 70s, including Columbo, The Banana Splits and The Addams Family. ...

  7. History-makers Part 27: Isaac Newton

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... Compiled by Chris Taylor Quick Facts Profession: pioneering scientist Famous for: a number of groundbreaking discoveries about the laws of the universe An enlightened mind Find words that mean: lived in the house of, was called for, a disease spread by th ...

  8. Wolf Parade

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Chandra Shankar

    ... and burning basslines. It's followed by a series of careening, jittery tracks: from the raw, swaggering riffs of What Did My Love Say? to the synth-guitar hybrid of Oh You, Old Thing. Reining in personalities is never easy, and producer Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse fame surely had a hand in the new pared-down sound. But the real credit should go to the songwriting duo, whose contrasting styles ...

  9. Exhibit showcases Doraemon at 40

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Cathy Chan

    ... By YP intern Cathy Chan Doraemon, the resourceful robotic cat from the popular Japanese manga and animation series, turns 40 this year. The blue-and-white cat with the endless supply ... This is the first time that most of the exhibits have been shown outside Japan- for example, the secret manuscripts of the series' writers Fujiko F. Fujio and Fujiko A. Fujio, and articles about ...

  10. ALBUM (1981)

    Posted Jul 04th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Andrew Dembina More Gregory Gregory Isaacs (Pre) By the time this album was released, as its first-name-only title suggests, Jamaica-born Gregory Isaacs had already established himself. ... 'lovers rock' and Isaacs at the pinnacle of his silky larynxed best. Produced by Jamaican reggae legends Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and backed by accomplished session musicians Roots ...




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