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Almost Human Making Robots Think

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ISBN-10: 0393336840

ISBN-13: 9780393336849

Edition: 2009

Authors: Lee Gutkind, Gutkind

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“A crazy suspense story about these kids at Carnegie Mellon and their leader making robots . . . fascinating stuff.” —Jon Stewart 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…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484