Entertainment

The Influence of Science Fiction on Robotics

Posted 12 Mar 2007 at 23:48 UTC (updated 21 Mar 2007 at 04:23 UTC) by steve Share This

There's a short but interesting editorial by Jason Pontin in MIT's Technology Review. It talks about the influence science fiction has on technologists. Among observations of the usual predictions of science fiction, such as space travel and geostationary communications satellites, the article notes that "older computer scientists and electrical engineers such as Marvin Minsky and Seymour Cray, born in the mid-1920s, pursued a vision of humanlike artificial intelligence and mainframe computing popularized by science fiction after World War II".

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

17 Sep 2016 mwaibel (Master)
27 Aug 2016 AI4U (Observer)
16 Aug 2016 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
9 Jul 2016 evilrobots (Observer)
8 Jul 2016 steve (Master)
27 Jun 2016 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
24 May 2016 shimniok (Journeyer)
2 May 2016 motters (Master)
6 Nov 2015 wedesoft (Master)
10 Sep 2015 svo (Master)
X
Share this page