[SFRA-L] Robotic probes to the planets
cleslie at poly.edu
Tue Mar 13 14:49:31 EDT 2012
Not sure how well this fits your criterion of "realistic," but one of the robot stories Asimov did not include in _I, Robot_ was "Victory Unintentional." In this 1942 story, sturdy robots are used to explore Jupiter.
On Mar 12, 2012, at 11:10 AM, Phil Nichols wrote:
> Much of the pre-Apollo SF dealing with space exploration dealt with the challenge of exploration by people in spacesuits and rocketships. But did anyone write about robotic probes in anything like a realistic way - for example, anticipating the Mariner/Viking style of orbiter/lander, or anticipating anything like the Spirit or Opportunity rovers on Mars?
> I'm not talking about recent stories involving robotic probes, only anything that pre-dates the Mariner and Apollo programmes. Does anything spring to mind?
> - Phil
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