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We Robots

Author : Curtis White
ISBN : 9781612194561
Genre : Philosophy
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In the tradition of Jaron Lanier’s You Are Not a Gadget, a rousing, sharply argued—and, yes, inspiring!—reckoning with our blind faith in technology Can technology solve all our problems? Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many of our most famous journalists, pundits, and economists seem to think so. According to them, “intelligent machines” and big data will free us from work, educate our children, transform our environment, and even make religion more user-friendly. This is the story they’re telling us: that we should stop worrying and love our robot future. But just because you tell a story over and over again doesn’t make it true. Curtis White, one of our most brilliant and perceptive social critics, knows all about the danger of a seductive story, and in We, Robots, he tangles with the so-called thinkers who are convinced that the future is rose-colored and robotically enhanced. With tremendous erudition and a punchy wit, White argues that we must be skeptical of anyone who tries to sell us on technological inevitability. And he gives us an alternative set of stories: taking inspiration from artists as disparate as Sufjan Stevens, Lars von Trier, and François Rabelais, White shows us that by looking to art, we can imagine a different kind of future. No robots required.

We Robots

Author : Simon Ings
ISBN : 1789540917
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Simon Ings presents 100 of the best SF short stories on artificial intelligence from around the world. From 1837 through to present day, from Charles Dickens to Cory Doctorow, these stories demonstrate humanity's enduring fascination with artificial creation. Crafted in our image, androids mirror our greatest hopes and darkest fears: we want our children to do better and be better than us, but we also place ourselves in jeopardy by creating beings that may eventually outthink us. This compelling SF figure has persisted across decades and subgenres so the anthology is organised into six thematic sections: Making Robots, Dealing with Robots, Served by Robots, Changing Places with Robots, Being Robots and, finally, Supplanted by Robots. Featuring Ken Liu's 'The Caretaker', where an elderly man's android careworker is much more than it first appears, while in Isaac Asimov's 'Liar!', a telepathic robot is driven to madness. A man plans to kill a simulacrum of his wife, except his shrink is sleeping with her in Robert Bloch's 'Comfort Me, My Robot'. We, Robotscollects the finest android short stories the genre has to offer, from the biggest names in the field to exciting rising stars.

We Re Not Robots

Author : Enid Elliot
ISBN : 9780791480830
Genre : Social Science
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Raises provocative questions about how we care for infants and toddlers, and how to provide education and support for their caregivers.

We Robots

Author : Sue Lange
ISBN : 1933500115
Genre : Artificial intelligence
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Robots Feel Nothing When They Hold Hands

Author : Alex Sulkin
ISBN : 9781452113579
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Robots Feel Nothing When They Hold Hands

Author : Alec Sulkin
ISBN : 9780811878838
Genre : Humor
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Collects some of the funniest quotes from the Twitter feed of the writers and illustrators of "Family Guy."

Robota

Author : Doug Chiang
ISBN : 9780486804958
Genre : ART
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This visionary study in world-building traces a human's journey through a preindustrial civilization ruled by tyrannical robots. Breathtaking illustrations, accompanied by text, provide a cinematic scope to every page.

Autonomous Robots

Author : George A. Bekey
ISBN : 0262025787
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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An introduction to the science and practice of autonomous robots that reviews over 300 current systems and examines the underlying technology.

Almost Human Making Robots Think

Author : Lee Gutkind
ISBN : 9780393074307
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A remarkable, intense portrait of the robotic subculture and the challenging quest for robot autonomy. The high bay at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is alive and hyper night and day with the likes of Hyperion, which traversed the Antarctic, and Zoe, the world’s first robot scientist, now back home. Robot Segways learn to play soccer, while other robots go on treasure hunts or are destined for hospitals and museums. Dozens of cavorting mechanical creatures, along with tangles of wire, tools, and computer innards are scattered haphazardly. All of these zipping and zooming gizmos are controlled by disheveled young men sitting on the floor, folding chairs, or tool cases, or huddled over laptops squinting into displays with manic intensity. Award-winning author Lee Gutkind immersed himself in this frenzied subculture, following these young roboticists and their bold conceptual machines from Pittsburgh to NASA and to the most barren and arid desert on earth. He makes intelligible their discoveries and stumbling points in this lively behind-the-scenes work.

Robotics Research

Author : Paolo Dario
ISBN : 3540232141
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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ISRR, the "International Symposium on Robotics Research", is one of robotics’ pioneering symposia, which has established some of the field's most fundamental and lasting contributions over the past two decades. This book presents the results of the eleventh edition of "Robotics Research" ISRR03, offering a broad range of topics in robotics. The contributions provide a wide coverage of the current state of robotics research: the advances and challenges in its theoretical foundation and technology basis, and the developments in its traditional and new emerging areas of applications. The diversity, novelty, and span of the work unfolding in these areas reveal the field's increased maturity and expanded scope, and define the state of the art of robotics and its future direction.

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