Mighty robots: Mechanical Marvels That Fascinate and Frighten.
When people imagine a robot, it's usually the humanoid servant described in science fiction. But that image is far from robotic ro·bot·ic
Relating to, characteristic of, or employing robots. reality. Existing robots already perform a variety of tasks, from assembling cars to exploring Mars. Jones, an author of books, articles, and radio plays, explores how robots have become ingrained in·grained
1. Firmly established; deep-seated: ingrained prejudice; the ingrained habits of a lifetime.
2. in the human imagination and how scientists have developed ever-more-advanced machines to perform tasks that people are unable or unwilling to handle. He reviews the history of artificial intelligence and ponders why reality hasn't caught up with people's imaginations: why there still aren't robots that behave as people do. The author goes on to consider the implications of such a robot finally being created. Throughout this short book, Jones provides interesting sidebars on famous fictional robots as well as on real machines that can do everything from vacuuming a room to disarming disarming
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