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Isaac Asimov'S Robot Series

Robots star at science fair

Do you believe that robots will one day take over the world? Come and check this out before you reach your conclusion.

Monday, 31 October, 2011, 12:00am

Robots boxing clever

You've heard of boxing. You've probably heard of robot wars. The next logical step in the evolution is surely bare-knuckle robot-boxing!

Real Steel takes these two elements and transports them into the future, to a time when boxing between men no longer has the same appeal as it does now. In this future, man-made, super-tall robots slug it out in the ring.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Blade Runner

Starring: Harrison Ford Directed by: Ridley Scott Year of original release: 1982 Genre: Science fiction/detective thriller

Set-up

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Dancing bots

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.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

He's no dummy

In the movie Terminator II, actor Edward Furlong pokes the face of Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg to check for the machine beneath a fleshy exterior. Most people do the same to Geminoid HI-1, dubbed the world's most advanced android. The imposition brings a swift rebuke: 'Please don't touch me,' Geminoid says. 'It feels strange.'

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Robotics

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'

8 May 2007 - 12:00am

Robowaiter won't take side-orders

Do you fancy being served by a robot in a restaurant? Although it sounds like something that could only happen in movies or cartoons, Hong Kong's first robot restaurant has now opened in Tseung Kwan O.

The western-style dining place features three robots, with a 'waiter' taking orders, a 'worker' bringing the food and an 'entertainer' dancing around.

29 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

What kind of robot would you like to invent?

Name: Sum Sum

Age: 15

Top tunes: May Day's new album

8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Robots

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.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Wimpy robots no match for evil human creators

They may be replicating and getting smarter, but we have the competitive edge

As a responsible journalist, my job is to shed light on complexity and, more importantly, to incite paranoia. I do this because I care about my readers.

14 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Rude robots need a lesson in manners

First, the information age spawned netiquette: good manners for netizens, rooted in the principle that you should never e-mail abuse to strangers with the caps lock on, or snidely liken them to Adolf Hitler.

Now, we have 'robotiquette', which means social protocol for those semi-smart machines starting to make inroads into society.

9 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Rude robots need a lesson in manners

First, the information age spawned netiquette: good manners for netizens, rooted in the principle that you should never e-mail abuse to strangers with the caps lock on, or snidely liken them to Adolf Hitler.

Now, we have 'robotiquette', which means social protocol for those semi-smart machines starting to make inroads into society.

8 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Today's miniature robot is tomorrow's super-creep

Face it - the average robot you see on the news these days makes the Iron Man in The Wizard of Oz look incredibly sophisticated. Today's robots can only wander about, apparently afflicted by rickets, wave woodenly and make stupid statements in a thin, metallic voice.

Imagine being stuck in a lift with one.

18 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Going too far

I refer to the article headlined, 'Creating a world of artificial life' (South China Morning Post, November 20).

4 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Hi-tech dream could easily become robotic nightmare

Scientists are creating hi- tech robots to perform arduous tasks, thereby saving a lot of time and energy that can be used for other meaningful purposes.

17 Aug 1999 - 12:00am