Flesh and Machines

How Robots Will Change Us
Product Number: EB00173348
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780375421938
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Rodney Brooks
Genre: Science, History
Original Publish Date: Apr 09, 2002

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