Almost Human

Almost Human

Making Robots Think

Book - 2009
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A behind-the-scenes view of the world of modern robotics and the individuals who create these innovative machines looks at the vast potential of these mechanical creatures and at efforts to create a fully autonomous robot. Reprint.

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In the High Bay at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon, Segways scoot across the floor chasing soccer balls while other robots hunt for treasure. Nursebots, developed to care for hospital patients, mingle with a robotic Lara Croft lookalike. Lee Gutkind immersed himself in this frenzied subculture and, in Almost Human, introduces us to Zoë, Groundhog, Grace, and Sandstorm—robots designed to help, or in some cases replace, humans—as well as to the colorful cast of researchers attempting to create language to talk not only to machines but also to one another across their disciplines.
“A crazy suspense story about these kids at Carnegie Mellon and their leader making robots . . . fascinating stuff.” —Jon Stewart

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& Taylor

A behind-the-scenes view of the world of modern robotics and the individuals who create these innovative machines looks at the vast potential of these mechanical creatures and at efforts to create a fully autonomous robot.

Publisher: New York ; London : W. W. Norton, 2009
ISBN: 9780393336849
Branch Call Number: 629.8926 GUTKI

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