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Almost human : making robots think

Author: Lee Gutkind
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Gutkind
ISBN: 9780393058673 0393058670
OCLC Number: 317845371
Description: 284 pages
Contents: Introduction : the rookie revolution --
Pt. 1. The Atacama --
1. Wild ride to base camp --
2. Big red --
3. Groundhog --
4. Bummed and elated --
5. A lack of vision --
Pt. 2. Autonomy --
6. RoboCup --
7. The color of thinking --
8. Asimo and friends --
9. Frustration --
10. The challenge --
11. Fresh blood --
Pt. 3. The OPS --
12. The grasshopper and the ant --
13. Fallback positions --
14. The desert makes us wacky --
15. Peeing on a rock --
16. Downtime --
17. Two versions of reality --
Pt. 4. Making history --
18. Nathalie --
19. Pirate's cove --
20. Hardware vs. software --
21. In the field --
22. The barest beginning.
Responsibility: Lee Gutkind.

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A remarkable, intense portrait of the robotic subculture and the challenging quest for robot autonomy.  Read more...

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