Robotics : a very short introduction / Alan Winfield.Material type: TextSeries: 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
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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.