Robotics has come a long way since Traveller first started. Although
the rules have been revised to a certain degree, I thought that it would be a
good idea to offer people a look at developments as they're happening now. These
links will show progress being made in the field of robotics, without any
technical mumbo jumbo to drown non-gearheads.
Actually, there's so much going on nowadays, that you can just search the
websites of Discover, Wired or Popular Science and find
plenty of stuff. If that's not enough, just hit up your favorite search engine
and see what it comes up with.
Shapes - Discover magazine highlighted the 1999 conference on
Robotics and Automation with a 1 pager in their September 1999 issue. There were
some really cool designs (IMO) so I thought that I'd share. I discovered in
2004 that they moved the file and took out the photos. So after reading the
article, if you're curious about what they looked like,
and I'll scan you the photos.
- "The Humanoid
Race" - An article in Wired magazine (7/04) showcasing the
developments made to make robots, or androids, that mimic our behavior. Links to
individual projects are made available in the "More Info" gray box.
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