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Author : Bryan Bergeron
ISBN : 9780071814058
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Create the next generation of AUTONOMOUS ANDROIDS! Construct self-governing 'droids that display physiologically correct behaviors. Co-written by experts in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and medicine, Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots features low-cost DIY projects that translate human physiology into cybernetics. Teach your creations to maneuver with an arsenal of behaviors, respond to stimuli, talk, and listen. This practical, inventive guide even shows how to realistically simulate emotion and aging in your robots. Understand cybernetic and robotics principles Work with programmable microcontrollers Choose and wire sensors, actuators, and servos Program dazzling reflex arcs and behavior loops Enable your automatons to speak and hear Build beating hearts and limbs with flowing veins Create breathing patterns that respond to triggers Mimic humanoid feelings and facial expressions Use prototyping kits and testing devices

Robots Androids And Animatrons Second Edition

Author : John Iovine
ISBN : 9780071394543
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Bring a robot to life without programming or assembly language skills! There’s never been a better time to explore the world of the nearly human. With the complete directions supplied by popular electronics author John Iovine, you can: • Build your first walking, talking, sensing, thinking robot • Create 12 working robotic projects, using the fully illustrated instructions provided • Get the best available introduction to robotics, motion control, sensors, and neural intelligence • Put together basic modules to build sophisticated ‘bots of your own design • Construct a robotic arm that responds to your spoken commands • Build a realistic, functional robotic hand • Apply sensors to detect bumps, walls, inclines , and roads • Give your robot expertise and neural intelligence You geteverything you need to create 12 exciting robotic projects using off-the-shelf products and workshop-built devices, including a complete parts list. Also ideal for anyone interested in electronic and motion control, this cult classic gives you the building blocks you need to go practically anywhere in robotics.

Build Your Own Humanoid Robots

Author : Karl Williams
ISBN : 0071422749
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Losing The Head Of Philip K Dick

Author : David Dufty
ISBN : 9781780740799
Genre : Science
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The Philip K. Dick Android looked eerily like the iconic science fiction guru. He "watched" people as they approached, "heard" their voices, answered their questions in Dick's own words. Then, on the way to Google, his head went missing. In a story that could have been lifted from one of Dick's celebrated novels, which have been made into such films as Blade Runner, David Dufty brings to light the incredible but true events - exploring the science of robotic "resurrection" and the coming android future.

My Fair Ladies

Author : Julie Wosk
ISBN : 9780813563398
Genre : Performing Arts
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The fantasy of a male creator constructing his perfect woman dates back to the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. Yet as technology has advanced over the past century, the figure of the lifelike manmade woman has become nearly ubiquitous, popping up in everything from Bride of Frankenstein to Weird Science to The Stepford Wives. Now Julie Wosk takes us on a fascinating tour through this bevy of artificial women, revealing the array of cultural fantasies and fears they embody. My Fair Ladies considers how female automatons have been represented as objects of desire in fiction and how “living dolls” have been manufactured as real-world fetish objects. But it also examines the many works in which the “perfect” woman turns out to be artificial—a robot or doll—and thus becomes a source of uncanny horror. Finally, Wosk introduces us to a variety of female artists, writers, and filmmakers—from Cindy Sherman to Shelley Jackson to Zoe Kazan—who have cleverly crafted their own images of simulated women. Anything but dry, My Fair Ladies draws upon Wosk’s own experiences as a young female Playboy copywriter and as a child of the “feminine mystique” era to show how images of the artificial woman have loomed large over real women’s lives. Lavishly illustrated with film stills, artwork, and vintage advertisements, this book offers a fresh look at familiar myths about gender, technology, and artistic creation.

Cultures Of Fetishism

Author : L. Kaplan
ISBN : 9780230601208
Genre : Psychology
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In her latest book, Dr. Louise Kaplan, author of the groundbreaking Female Perversions , explores the fetishism strategy, a psychological defense that aims to tame, subdue, and if necessary, murder human vitalities. Through an exploration of such cultural phenomena as footbinding, reality television, and the construction of robots, Kaplan demonstrates how, in a technology-driven world, an understanding of the fetishism strategy can help to preserve the human dialogue that is the basis of all human relationships. Kaplan writes from the heart as well as from the intellect.

Technologies And Practices For Constructing Knowledge In Online Environments Advancements In Learning

Author : Ertl, Bernhard
ISBN : 9781615209385
Genre : Computers
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"This book details practices of and technologies for e-collaborative knowledge construction, providing insights in the issue of how technologies can bring advancements for learning"--Provided by publisher.

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 0575094184
Genre : Androids
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World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal -- the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and his assignment quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit -- and the threat of death for the hunter rather than the hunted . . .

Robots And Androids

Author : John Hamilton
ISBN : 9781617843587
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces young readers to the world of science fiction.


Author : Max Aguilera-Hellweg
ISBN : 0922233470
Genre : Photography
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This is the first and only book of portraits of android and humanoid robots. The robots in these photographs by Max Aguilera-Hellweg, a photojournalist for 40 years whose work has appeared in Life, NYT Magazine, Rolling Stone, Discover, Scientific American, Time, and National Geographic, are some of the most well known in the world of humanoid robotics. The photographs explore the many ways scientists and engineers are creating robots with human attributes, qualities, and abilities, and the means by which the robots engage us in what is known as human-robot interaction. The relationship of humans to robots can be as subtle as nonverbal communication; as intuitive as whether you should pass someone on the left or pass on the right to avoid sidewalk salsa; as intimate as developing an affectionate personal relationship with a machine, or as never before conceived of, but now as important as life and death--autonomous robots programmed for ethical decision making in the battlefield. Author and photographer Max Aguilera-Hellweg has embarked on a journey through Japan and the United States to explore the turning point in the evolution of robot science, where robots are becoming more like humans, crossing the great divide between data processing and sentience. Humanoid’s breathtaking photographs present android robots designed to look and act like a human, beyond the imaginary Data from the TV series Star Trek, Pris, the replicant (played by Daryl Hannah) in the movie Blade Runner, or the "synths” of the hit TV series Humans. Some of the humanoid robots portrayed in this profound book, such as Bina48, Joey Chaos, and Geminoid-F have humanlike skin, hair, hands, even fingernails--they have been created to resemble with extreme accuracy an actual human being. Other humanoids are devoid of such external attributes but replicate the anatomy of a human--arms, legs, torso, a head and eyes--like, for example, the Terminator, not as Arnold Schwarzenegger but when he is all machine. Some of Aguilera-Hellweg’s photographs reveal the different ways robot scientists approach the same engineering and design problem. BioBiped1, for instance, a humanoid based on biomimetics, comprised of a torso and pair of legs, has joints and moving parts modeled on human biology and systems, harnessing what nature has solved. Another such humanoid, aptly named Vocal Robot, consists of a pair of artificial lungs and a vocal chord from which it speaks. During the creation of many of these photos, an hour-long documentary, Au Couer des Robots (In the Heart of Robots), was shot. The English-language version is in postproduction and will soon seek distribution here and internationally. Max Aguilera-Hellweg’s astonishing, gorgeous photography open our eyes to this brave new world in which humanoid robots--exciting, thrilling, frightening to some, strange to others, controversial, lifesaving--will change our lives in countless ways.

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