June 30, 2020

What it gets right about robots: artificial general intelligence, bounded rationality

Recommendation: It’s is an enjoyable series and suitable for the family- there’s no sex, just Princess Bride trwue luv, lots of fighting but no gross, trauma inducing descriptions, and...

April 20, 2020

Robert Kroese’s Rex Nihilo series is an over-the-top comedy featuring a dim-witted galactic con man, Rex Nihilo, and his faithful, put upon robot Sasha as they go from one misadventure to the other. The story is told from the point of view of Sasha, Self-Arresting near...

August 4, 2019

Recommendation: Read Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach for the excellent ideas, great story, and compelling characters but pay attention to the drones too.

Kelly Robson’s Nebula and Hugo best novella nominee, Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach is a surprising take on...

September 17, 2018

Recommendation: Pick up a copy of The Caves of Steel and enjoy a true classic.

In 1953, Isaac Asimov spun an odd couple story about a human and robot detective team in  an over-populated future where humans on earth lived like naked mole rats, packed into cities. The ro...

July 14, 2018

Robots: Giant humanoid robot

What it gets right about robotics: Autonomy

Recommended watching: Watch it! It’s the iconic movie of an alien and his robot landing in the Oval in front of the White House that serves as an introduction to autonomy. And if you want a thoughtf...

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