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Gods and Robots Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology

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ISBN-10: 0691185441

ISBN-13: 9780691185446

Edition: 2018

Authors: Adrienne Mayor

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The fascinating untold story of how the ancients imagined robots and other forms of artificial life--and even invented real automated machines The first robot to walk the earth was a bronze giant called Talos. This wondrous machine was created not by MIT Robotics Lab, but by Hephaestus, the Greek god of invention. More than 2,500 years ago, long before medieval automata, and centuries before technology made self-moving devices possible, Greek mythology was exploring ideas about creating artificial life--and grappling with still-unresolved ethical concerns about biotechne, "life through craft." In this compelling, richly illustrated book, Adrienne Mayor tells the fascinating story of how…    
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Book details

List price: $56.25
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 304
Language: English