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Evolution of a New Species

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Robo sapiens

Evolution of a New Species

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Pages
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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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Cambridge, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction: Peter Menzel 16
Electric dreams 20
Robo sapiens 34
Bio logical 84
Remote possibilities 122
Work mates 162
Serious fun 198
Methodology: Faith D'Alusio 232
Glossary 234
Recommended Reading 236
Index 238
Acknowledgments 239

Edition Notes

A material world book

Copyright Date
2000

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
629.8/92
Library of Congress
TJ211 .M45 2000, TJ211 . M45 2000, TJ211.M45 2000, TJ 211 .M45 2000

Contributors

Cover Photographs
Peter Menzel
Editor
Charles C. Mann
Cover Design
David Griffin

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Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
240
Dimensions
11 x 8.7 x 0.8 inches
Weight
3 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9679082M
Internet Archive
robosapiensevolu00menz
ISBN 10
0262133822
ISBN 13
9780262133821
LCCN
00033946
OCLC/WorldCat
44046848, 472545559, 474073593
Google
09mdQgAACAAJ
Library Thing
186816
Goodreads
1114074

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