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Robo Sapiens by Peter Menzel
Book DescriptionAround the world, scientists and engineers are participating in a high-stakes race to build the first intelligent robot. Many robots already exist -- automobile factories are full of them. But the new generation of robots will be something else: smart machines that act like living creatures. When they are brought into existence, science fiction will have become fact.What will happen then? With our prosthetic limbs, titanium hips, and artificial eyes, we are already beginning to resemble our machines. Equally important, our machines are beginning to resemble us. Robots already walk, talk, and dance; they can react to our facial expressions and obey verbal commands. When they take the next step and become fully autonomous, what will they do? Will we be partners or rivals? Could we meld into a single species -- Robo sapiens?In Robo sapiens, Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio present the next generation of intelligent robots and their makers. Accompanying brilliant photographs of more than one hundred robots is an account of the little-known, yet vitally important scientific competition to build an autonomous robot. Containing extensive interviews with robotics pioneers, anecdotal "field notes" with behind-the-scenes information, and easy-to-understand technical data about the machines, Robo sapiens is a field guide to our mechanical future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262632454
(273mm x 216mm x 12mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter Menzel
What I Eat, Hardback (November 2010)
"This book presents 80 people around the world and what they ate on one ordinary day. It is organized according to the number of calories consumed, from least to most."
Hungry Planet, Paperback / softback (September 2007)
The 2006 James Beard Book of the Year is now available in paperback. Featuring a photojournalistic survey of 30 families from 24 countries and the food they eat during the course of one week, this captivating chronicle offers a riveting look at what the world really eats.
Women in the Material World, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by Peter Menzel
Originally published in 1996 and a sequel to MATERIAL WORLD. Portraying the similarities and differences in women's lives and aspirations throughout the world. D'Aluisio with a team of women photojournalists and interviewers travelled the world to take a closer look at the lives of women in 20 countries. Illustrated with colour photographs.
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Author Biography - Peter Menzel
Faith D'Aluisio is a former television news producer. Her documentary and news series pieces have won regional and national awards from the Headlines Foundation, United Press International, Associated Press, and the Radio-Television News Directors Association. Together with Peter Menzel, she is the co-creator of the books Material World: A Global Family Portrait and Women in the Material World; and is the co-author of Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.
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