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Robotics : a very short introduction / Alan Winfield.

By: Winfield, A. F. T. (Alan F. T.), 1956-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Very short introductions: 330.Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012Description: xviii, 143 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780199695980; 0199695989.Subject(s): RoboticsDDC classification: 629.892
Contents:
What is a robot? -- What robots do now -- Biological robotics -- Humanoid and android robots -- Robot swarms, evolution, and symbiosis -- Robotic futures.
Summary: Robotics is a key technology in the modern world. Yet, despite these successes, robots have failed to live up to the predictions of the 1950s and 60s. In this Very Short Introduction, Alan Winfield considers how robotics can be both a success story and a disappointment, and how robots can be both ordinary and quite remarkable.
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Includes bibliographical references (135-137) and index.

What is a robot? -- What robots do now -- Biological robotics -- Humanoid and android robots -- Robot swarms, evolution, and symbiosis -- Robotic futures.

Robotics is a key technology in the modern world. Yet, despite these successes, robots have failed to live up to the predictions of the 1950s and 60s. In this Very Short Introduction, Alan Winfield considers how robotics can be both a success story and a disappointment, and how robots can be both ordinary and quite remarkable.

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Alan Winfield is Professor of Electronic Engineering and Director of the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He conducts research in swarm robotics in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and is especially interested in robots as working models of life, evolution, intelligence, and culture. Alan is passionate about communicating science and technology. He holds an EPSRC Senior Media Fellowship with the theme Intelligent Robots inScience and Society, and blogs about robots, open science and related topics at http://alanwinfield.blogspot.com/

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