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Around the world, scientists and engineers are participating in a high-stakes race to build the first intelligent robot. Many robots already exist — automobile factories are full of them. But the new generation of robots will be something else: smart machines that act like living creatures. When they are brought into existence, science fiction will have become fact.What will happen then? With our prosthetic limbs, titanium hips, and artificial eyes, we are already beginning to resemble our machines. Equally important, our machines are beginning to resemble us. Robots already walk, talk, and dance; they can react to our facial expressions and obey verbal commands. When they take the next step and become fully autonomous, what will they do? Will we be partners or rivals? Could we meld into a single species — Robo sapiens?In Robo sapiens, Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio present the next generation of intelligent robots and their makers. Accompanying brilliant photographs of more than one hundred robots is an account of the little-known, yet vitally important scientific competition to build an autonomous robot. Containing extensive interviews with robotics pioneers, anecdotal "field notes" with behind-the-scenes information, and easy-to-understand technical data about the machines, Robo sapiens is a field guide to our mechanical future.

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A field guide to our mechanical future, presenting the next generation of intelligent robots and their makers.

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A delightful, at times haunting, album of robots and their makers offers interviews with the makers and photographers of both. In this field guide to our mechanical future, the authors question if humans and robots might someday meld into a single species--Robo Sapiens. Full color.

About the Author

Peter Menzel is a photographer known for his coverage of international feature stories on science and the environment. His award-winning photographs have been published in Life, National Geographic, Smithsonian, the New York Times Magazine, Time, Stern, GEO, and Le Figaro. Together with Faith D'Aluisio, he is the co-creator of the books Material World: A Global Family Portrait and Women in the Material World; and is the co-author of Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.Faith D'Aluisio is a former television news producer. Her documentary and news series pieces have won regional and national awards from the Headlines Foundation, United Press International, Associated Press, and the Radio-Television News Directors Association. Together with Peter Menzel, she is the co-creator of the books Material World: A Global Family Portrait and Women in the Material World; and is the co-author of Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.

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ISBN:
9780262632454
Author:
Menzel, Peter
Author:
D'Aluisio, Faith
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence - General
Subject:
Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence-Robotics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Robo sapiens
Series Volume:
Evolution of a New S
Publication Date:
20010824
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.75 x 8.5 x 0.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , A field guide to our mechanical future, presenting the next generation of intelligent robots and their makers.
"Synopsis" by , A delightful, at times haunting, album of robots and their makers offers interviews with the makers and photographers of both. In this field guide to our mechanical future, the authors question if humans and robots might someday meld into a single species--Robo Sapiens. Full color.
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