The Home of my contributions to the 'Science robotics' magazine

As of February 2018, I am writing a monthly Science Fiction/Science Fact focus article for Science Robotics. Each month the editors and I will pick a topic in the public eye. Then I will write a meta-article and a guest researcher writes a more detailed follow up article.

September 4, 2020

In August's edition of ScienceRobotics read my paper published on "Roboticists should never look at their creations in the same way again".

Read the article here..... or listen to the podcast on the article here.

For an expanded discussion on Little Eyes, see my podcast.

Or view The Inverse's take here - Scientist Warns a New Sci-Fi Novel Challenges How We Think About Robots

May 14, 2020

In May's edition of ScienceRobotics read my paper published on "Robots and pandemics in science fiction".

Read the article here..... or listen to the podcast on the article here.

March 30, 2020

In March's edition of ScienceRobotics read my paper published on "Combating COVID-19—The role of robotics in managing public health and infectious diseases".

Read the article here.....

March 5, 2020

In February's edition of ScienceRobotics read my paper published on "Autonomous cars in science fiction".

We view autonomous cars just like the ones in science fiction, and that could be a problem.

Read the article here.....

December 27, 2019

In December's edition of ScienceRobotics read my paper published on "Explainable Robotics in Science Fiction".

Would we trust a robot? Science fiction says no, but explainable robotics may find a way.

Read the article here.....

June 4, 2019

Science fiction has generally ignored the science behind computer vision and its use of neural networks for machine learning. Robot vision, like robot intelligence, simply existed in stories; it did not have to be explained...

Read the article here...


February 21, 2019

Advances in medical rehabilitation robotics are making Alita-like cyborgs almost a reality, but laws are lagging...

Read the article here...


February 10, 2019

We should discard the expectations from science fiction that a robot will become a virtuoso at a new task overnight and that learning leads to sentience....

Read the article here...


December 13, 2018

For more than 100 years, science fiction has speculated on what the popular press calls the Internet of Things smart houses or what engineers call “domotics,” a portmanteau of “domestic robotics.” From the very beginning, science fiction has highlighted the potential negative aspects of smart houses, but the emerging positive benefits almost certainly outweigh these fears...

Read the article here...


October 18, 2018

This month in Science Robotics I am discussing the monumentous 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey... Fifty years later, HAL is hiding in plain sight on Earth.

Read the article here...


Here is some of the reaction in the popular press:

Cosmos Magazine - Fifty years later, scientists reflect on the influence of 2001: A Space Odysse

Live Sciences -

Asgardia -

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