Flesh and Machines
How Robots Will Change Us
By (author) Rodney Brooks
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Flesh and Machines by Rodney Brooks
Book DescriptionAre we really on the brink of having robots to mop our floors, do our dishes, mow our lawns, and clean our windows? And are researchers that close to creating robots that can think, feel, repair themselves, and even reproduce? Rodney A. Brooks, director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory believes we are. In this lucid and accessible book, Brooks vividly depicts the history of robots and explores the ever-changing relationships between humans and their technological brethren, speculating on the growing role that robots will play in our existence. Knowing the moral battle likely to ensue, he posits a clear philosophical argument as to why we should not fear that change. What results is a fascinating book that offers a deeper understanding of who we are and how we can control what we will become.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375725272
(203mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books USA
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rodney Brooks
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Drawn from the pages of "Scientific American" this volume contains updated and condensed information on the subject of artificial intelligence, made accessible to a general popular science audience.
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Author Biography - Rodney Brooks
Rodney A. Brooks is Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT and director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is also chairman and chief technological officer of iRobot Corporation. He is a founding fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAA) and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The author of several books and a contributor to many journals, he was one of the subjects of Errol Morris s 1997 documentary, Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control. Brooks was born in Australia and now lives in suburban Boston."
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