September 12, 2018

What it gets right about robotics: Nothing, but it is a great opportunity to learn about schemas from counterexamples.

Recommendation: Don’t bother with Only Human, preserve your fond memories of the first two volumes

Only Human is the disappointing end of the popular Th...

April 10, 2018

The giant robots in the Pacific Rim movies could take lessons from advances in legged robots and from real-world exoskeletons being designed to prevent worker injuries, accelerate physical therapy, and help paralyzed children walk.

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April 8, 2018

Welcome to the official Robotics Through Science Fiction (RTSF) YouTube channel. My goal with RTSF is to promote the understanding of real robotics through exploring robots in science fiction and what better way to do that than with a brand new series of podcasts.

To c...

March 26, 2018

Robots: Exoskeletons or mecha

What it gets right about robotics: nothing.  But along with Pacific Rim, it is a teachable moment about control and exoskeletons.

Recommended reading: Great story, just don’t get distracted by the lousy robotics. 

The highly enjoyable Themis...

March 26, 2018

Pacific Rim Uprising returns giant piloted mecha and exoskeletons back to the public eye. My article on Pacific Rim and exoskeletons for Science Robotics will be out on March 29th, where I discuss how the giant robots in the Pacific Rim movies could take lessons from a...

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