Tales from a Robotic World: How Intelligent Machines Will Shape Our Future

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6.1 X 9.34 X 0.94 inches | 1.22 pounds

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About the Author
Dario Floreano is Director of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). He is the coauthor of Evolutionary Robotics and Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence (both published by the MIT Press). Nicola Nosengo is a science writer and science communicator at EPFL. His work has appeared in Nature, the Economist, Wired, and other publications, and he is the Chief Editor of Nature Italy.
"Every speculation is grounded in genuine research, picked over with a keen and critical eye...they do a cracking job."
--The Times

"... enjoyable and intriguing."
--Popular Science (UK)

"Predicting the future, particularly where science and technology is involved, is a difficult task. Tales From a Robotic World landed me a heavy reading list and with a deep feeling of satisfaction. It's a must read for anyone who is interested in how technologies shape our world."
-- BSFA Review (British Science Fiction Association)

"If you wondered where techno-optimism went, here it is: a book which interleaves episodes of techno-fiction with accounts of the real-life research behind it, depicting a future chock full of smart, friendly robots improving the world and saving lives. The Swiss authors, one a roboticist, the other a science writer, are both deeply involved in the technology and brimming with enthusiasm."
--The Fortean Times