Popular Mechanics Robots

Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Publisher: Hearst Books
ISBN: 9781618371683
Format: PDF
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Robots and AI have long intrigued humans—and the fascination continues in this fantastic collection of allPopular Mechanics' robotic coverage from 2010 to the present. Exploring machines that can recognize our faces, diagnose illnesses, drive our cars, and go into space, author David H. Wilson shows how robots aren't out to destroy humanity . . . but part of a wonderful new world.

Robots machines in man s image

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Outlet
ISBN:
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This illustrated examination of the origins of robots traces their development from the first medieval clockwork figures to current models capable of performing tasks that range from welding car bodies to serving drinks

Here Come The Robots

Author: Stan Schatt
Publisher: PublishDrive
ISBN:
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Artificial intelligence is changing our world. Robots are already starting to take jobs away from humans. The robotic arms on Detroit assembly lines and the sex robots in Japanese brothels are just a glimpse of the future. Learn how robots will threaten the very foundation of the American economy and how robotic soldiers and robotic eldercare workers will become common. How will these robots change American society and culture? Will the future include robot judges, robot voters, robot mistresses, and even families that include robot spouses and robot children? What will the future of humanity be in a world where robots surpass human intelligence?

Life 3 0

Author: Max Tegmark
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101946601
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New York Times Best Seller How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial. How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle? What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn’t shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues—from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.

Robogenesis

Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345804384
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A sequel to the best-selling Robopocalypse is told through a series of narratives that finds new and former characters fighting to rebuild a war-stricken world under threat of the surviving Archos machine code. 100,000 first printing.

Making Simple Robots

Author: Kathy Ceceri
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1457183595
Format: PDF
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Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot. Written in language that non-engineers can understand, Making Simple Robots helps beginners move beyond basic craft skills and materials to the latest products and tools being used by artists and inventors. Find out how to animate folded paper origami, design a versatile robot wheel-leg for 3D printing, or program a rag doll to blink its cyborg eye. Each project includes step-by-step directions as well as clear diagrams and photographs. And every chapter offers suggestions for modifying and expanding the projects, so that you can return to the projects again and again as your skill set grows.

Avatar Assembled

Author: Jaime Banks
Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9781433135606
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Avatar, Assembled is a curated volume that unpacks videogame and virtual world avatars--not as a monolithic phenomenon (as they are usually framed) but as sociotechnical assemblages, pieced together from social (human-like) features like voice and gesture to technical (machine-like) features like graphics and glitches. Each chapter accounts for the empirical, theoretical, technical, and popular understandings of these avatar "components"--60 in total--altogether offering a nuanced explication of avatars-as-assemblages as they matter in contemporary society and in individual experience. The volume is a "crossover" piece in that, while it delves into complex ideas, it is written in a way that will be accessible and interesting to students, researchers, designers, and practitioners alike.

New Trends in Medical and Service Robots

Author: Doina Pisla
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319015923
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book contains mainly the selected papers of the First International Workshop on Medical and Service Robots, held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2012. The high quality of the scientific contributions is the result of a rigorous selection and improvement based on the participants’ exchange of opinions and extensive peer-review. This process has led to the publishing of the present collection of 16 independent valuable contributions and points of view and not as standard symposium or conference proceedings. The addressed issues are: Computational Kinematics, Mechanism Design, Linkages and Manipulators, Mechanisms for Biomechanics, Mechanics of Robots, Control Issues for Mechanical Systems, Novel Designs, Teaching Methods, all of these being concentrated around robotic systems for medical and service applications. The results are of interest to researchers and professional practitioners as well as to Ph.D. students in the field of mechanical and electrical engineering. This volume marks the start of a subseries entitled “New Trends in Medical and Service Robots” within the Machine and Mechanism Science Series, presenting recent trends, research results and new challenges in the field of medical and service robotics.

Biomimetic Robotics

Author: Ranjan Vepa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521895944
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is for a first course in robotics, especially in unmanned aerial or underwater vehicles.

Army of None Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

Author: Paul Scharre
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393608999
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A Pentagon defense expert and former U.S. Army Ranger explores what it would mean to give machines authority over the ultimate decision of life or death. What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked? Although it sounds like science fiction, the technology already exists to create weapons that can attack targets without human input. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in emerging weapons technologies, draws on deep research and firsthand experience to explore how these next-generation weapons are changing warfare. Scharre’s far-ranging investigation examines the emergence of autonomous weapons, the movement to ban them, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. He spotlights artificial intelligence in military technology, spanning decades of innovation from German noise-seeking Wren torpedoes in World War II—antecedents of today’s homing missiles—to autonomous cyber weapons, submarine-hunting robot ships, and robot tank armies. Through interviews with defense experts, ethicists, psychologists, and activists, Scharre surveys what challenges might face "centaur warfighters" on future battlefields, which will combine human and machine cognition. We’ve made tremendous technological progress in the past few decades, but we have also glimpsed the terrifying mishaps that can result from complex automated systems—such as when advanced F-22 fighter jets experienced a computer meltdown the first time they flew over the International Date Line. At least thirty countries already have defensive autonomous weapons that operate under human supervision. Around the globe, militaries are racing to build robotic weapons with increasing autonomy. The ethical questions within this book grow more pressing each day. To what extent should such technologies be advanced? And if responsible democracies ban them, would that stop rogue regimes from taking advantage? At the forefront of a game-changing debate, Army of None engages military history, global policy, and cutting-edge science to argue that we must embrace technology where it can make war more precise and humane, but without surrendering human judgment. When the choice is life or death, there is no replacement for the human heart.