30 episodes

Reviews, interviews and discussions about the world of AI, SciFi and robotics. Lead by award winning author Dr Robin Murphy, this podcast will give an easy and understandble view into the world of robotics and their use in books and movies.

Robotics Through Science Fiction Robin Murphy

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Reviews, interviews and discussions about the world of AI, SciFi and robotics. Lead by award winning author Dr Robin Murphy, this podcast will give an easy and understandble view into the world of robotics and their use in books and movies.

    RTSF review | Silent Running

    RTSF review | Silent Running

    Robots: Legged service robots What it gets right about robotics: Distributed multi-robot coordination and control Recommended watching:  Silent Running is a must see for any robotics aficionado. The whole family can watch but little ones (and non-scifi...

    • 8 min
    RTSF Review | Short Circuit

    RTSF Review | Short Circuit

    What it gets right about robots: Physical robot design, the difficulties of following natural language directionsRecommendation: Gather the kids and their friends, make a LOT of popcorn, and enjoy!

    • 5 min
    RTSF Review | Lock In + Head On by John Scalzi

    RTSF Review | Lock In + Head On by John Scalzi

    What it gets right about robots: telecommuting, embodied mediationRecommendation: It’s Scalzi. And robots. Do I need to say more? Stop what you’re doing and read these droll, delightful books now. And you don’t have to read the books in order, but it is...

    • 8 min
    RTSF Review | The Automatic Detective

    RTSF Review | The Automatic Detective

    Robots:  humanoid What it gets right about robots:  the difficulties of dexterous grasping    Recommendation:  Fix yourself a highball and be grateful you don’t have to try to pick up the glass with Mack Megaton’s less than dexterous hands.  Listen to...

    • 5 min
    RTSF Review | Solo: A Star Wars Story

    RTSF Review | Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Robots: Humanoids, squarish service bots, those floating creepy military droids   What it gets right about robotics:  Not much beyond establishing that a robot can have a female voice and not be a sexbot.   Recommended watching: Wait until the crowds...

    • 4 min
    RTSF Review | Real Steel

    RTSF Review | Real Steel

    What it gets right about robots: teleoperationRecommendation: Watch it! It’s a family friendly mash up of Rocky and absentee father bonding with son tropes with lots of great actors and good effects. 

    • 9 min

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