Robot Futures

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Product Details
Price
$36.00
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
4.9 X 7.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780262528320
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About the Author
Illah Reza Nourbakhsh is K&L Gates Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of Robot Futures and coauthor of Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (both published by the MIT Press).
Reviews
The best parts of the book are the crazy scenarios Nourbakhsh comes up with--like malfunctioning eye-controlled toy helicopters and robot-enabled infidelity. His preference for a future in which robots are employed to serve communities, not individuals or corporations, is innovative--if less fun than the nightmare robots that populate his chapters.--Slate--

In robotics, there is a fine line between science fiction and science fact. Illah Reza Nourbakhsh turns out to be a master of straddling that line. In this accessible, smart book, he suggests how plausible robot futures could change our lives.

--George Annas, New Scientist--

Concise and illuminating with few detours into engineering-speak, this book will interest a broad technology-minded audience, from future scientists to data analysts to entrepreneurs.

--Publishers Weekly--