Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Dances with Machines
The Quest for an Artificial Creature
5 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
able AFSMs AIBO algorithms alpha animals artificial creatures artificial intelligence balance machine behavior body brain build built camera cells chimpanzees chines cleaning robots cochlea Colin Colin Angle color complex computer vision consciousness Cynthia Cynthia Breazeal developed direction electric emotions engineers evolution extropianism eyes Furby Genghis going happen Helen Greiner human humanoid robots idea implants infrared input insects inside interact Internet Kismet Laboratory leg trigger living look mechanism monkeys motion motor move neurons operate output perhaps person physical problem pyroelectric Ray Kurzweil remote-presence robot retina retinal implants robot arm saccade sensors Shakey signals silicon simple simulated someone soon sort started steering switched Tamagotchi things tion tortoises Turing turn understand universe vacuum tubes vision system visual walk wires