Robot Futures

Author: Illah Reza Nourbakhsh
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262018624
Size: 63.42 MB
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In Robot Futures, the roboticist Illah Reza Nourbakhshconsiders how we will share our world with these creatures, and how our society could change as itincorporates a race of stronger, smarter beings.

Machines Of Loving Grace

Author: John Markoff
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062266705
Size: 80.21 MB
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In Machines of Loving Grace, New York Times reporter John Markoff, the first reporter to cover the World Wide Web, offers a sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers.

The Robot

Author: Lisa Nocks
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313331688
Size: 59.76 MB
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Discusses the history of robotic technology, from mechanical toys, to factory machinery, to recent advancements in artificial intelligence.

Iron Coffin

Author: David A. Mindell
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421406055
Size: 41.57 MB
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This sensitive and enthralling history of the USS Monitor ensures that this fateful ship, and the men who served on it, will be remembered for generations to come.

Digital Apollo

Author: David A. Mindell
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262266680
Size: 76.28 MB
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Mindell recounts the story of astronauts' desire to control their spacecraft in parallel with the history of the Apollo Guidance Computer.

Designing Sociable Robots

Author: Cynthia L. Breazeal
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262524315
Size: 67.43 MB
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A blueprint for the design of sociable robots, as well as the story of Kismet, a nascent example.

Machine Ethics

Author: Michael Anderson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949774X
Size: 71.39 MB
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The essays in this volume represent the first steps by philosophers and artificial intelligence researchers toward explaining why it is necessary to add an ethical dimension to machines that function autonomously, what is required in order ...

A Dangerous Master

Author: Wendell Wallach
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465040535
Size: 17.92 MB
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In A Dangerous Master, ethicist Wendell Wallach tackles such difficult questions with hard-earned authority, imploring both producers and consumers to face the moral ambiguities arising from our rapid technological growth.

The New Cool

Author: Neal Bascomb
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307588912
Size: 53.78 MB
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In The New Cool, Neal Bascomb manages to make even those who know little about – or are vaguely suspicious of – technology care passionately about a team of kids questing after a different kind of glory.