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  1. Robotics

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Viewpoint 'My robot vacuum is not perfect, but it is better than my husband, who just lies on the sofa and watches TV'- a South Korean housewife 'The next hot field is robotics'- Bill Gates 'Korea is headed towards an ageing society with low birth rates: One possible solution is the use of robotics'- Korea's Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy ...

  2. Dancing bots

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Lo Ah, robots. Forget those machines of destruction in Terminator or The Transformers. Instead, picture three dancing robots in baggy trousers as they wave their mechanical hands, slide down into a split and then do a handstand- all in sync to a funky hip hop tune. The three robots were built by a team of five from Buddhist Ho Nam Kam College as part of the 13th Hong Kong ...

  3. Robots

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... Lau Kit Wai After the delightful, visually appealing film, Madagascar, we now have Robots- an ambitious and highly entertaining project from the makers of Ice Age. Directed by Chris Wedge, the film focuses on Rodney (voice by Ewan McGregor), a young, enthusiastic robot who travels to Robot City to pursue his dream job of becoming an inventor. There, he meets a group of robotic ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Ushering in the age of the robot

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... them to act like humans and do what would be best for humanity according to the rules of evolution, which robots do not abide by. And it would be hard to make specific enough rules. In Isaac Asimov's science fiction tale from 1943, Runaround, one of the laws for robots is, 'A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.' ...

  6. Sci-fi flick is a flop

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Forget the hype. Alex Proyas' I, Robot is just another sci-fi popcorn flick. Despite the glossy computer graphics and the fact that it stars the charismatic Will Smith, the film falls flat. The story is based on Issac Asimov's book of the same name. By 2035, robots form a crucial component of cosmopolitan cities like Chicago. While most humans trust ...

  7. handle with care

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... the appearance of the rumoured smartphone from Dell that will run on the upcoming Windows Mobile 6.0 platform. The device is codenamed The Fly- a touch worthy of Asimov's imagination. ... David Wilson Prolific science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov foresaw more than uppity robots, equal opportunity and gourmet seaweed. He also envisaged the coming of that mutating portable ...

  8. From the Vault: 1966

    Posted Jun 24th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... while Racquel Welch- fresh from the set of One Million Years BC- takes care of the onboard glamour. Although published sometime before the film's delayed release, Isaac Asimov's book ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - WINE

    Book review: How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto, by Eric Asimov

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... around wine, he argues, is because they feel confused by its language and arcane rituals. Strip wine of these trappings and then it becomes pleasurable. The targets for Asimov's attack ... and bad are trying to do something very difficult, to put tastes, smells and even emotions into words. Asimov's view that "wine is an expression of culture and cannot be fully understood ...




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