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Flesh and Machines How Robots Will Change Us

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ISBN-10: 037572527X

ISBN-13: 9780375725272

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rodney A. Brooks, Rodney Brooks

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Are 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 details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Rodney Brooks is Director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, & Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science. He is also Chairman & Chief Technical Officer of iRobot Corp. (Formerly IS Robotics). He was a research scientist at Carnegie Mellon University & at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of MIT before joining the Computer Science faculty of Stanford in 1983 & the MIT faculty in 1984. He was a founder of Lucid, Inc. He is also a Founding Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) & a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was co-founding editor of the International Journal of Computer Vision & is a member of the editorial boards of various journals, He is a member of the Brain & Cognitive Science Board of MIT Press. His books include Model Based Computer Vision (1984), Programming in Common Lisp (1985).

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Dances with Machines
The Quest for an Artificial Creature
Planetary Ambassadors
It's 2001 Already
Machines to Live With
Where Am I?
We Are Special
We Are Not Special
Them and Us
Us as Them
Epilogue
How Genghis Works
Index