Robotics is a key technology in the modern world. Robots are a well-established part of manufacturing and warehouse automation, assembling cars or washing machines, and, for example, moving goods to and from storage racks for Internet mail order. More recently robots have taken their first steps into homes and hospitals, and seen spectacular success in planetary exploration. Yet, despite these successes, robots have failed to live up to the predictions of the 1950sand 60s, when it was widely thought - by scientists and engineers as well as the public - that by turn of the 21st century we would have intelligent robots as butlers, companions, or co-workers.This Very Short Introduction explains how it is that robotics can be both a success story and a disappointment, how robots can be both ordinary and remarkable, and looks at their important developments in science and their applications to everyday life.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 09/27/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Robotics: Everything You Need to Know About Robotics From Beginner to Expert (Robotics 101, Robotics Mastery)
The Quickest Way To Learn Robotics - Mckinnon's 3rd Edition - Become a Master at Robotics By Learning the Necessary Fundamentals!A book that teaches you the fundamentals of robotics★ ★ ★ This Book is FREE – for Kindle Unlimited User ★ ★ ★Immersing yourself into the world of robotics is more than just fun! It is both challenging and stimulating and furthermore, it increases our level of creativity! Also, it’s not limited to a certain age! Anyone can enjoy the process of learning as long as you are passionate to do it. If you want to be the next robot expert, Robotics: Everything You Need to Know About Robotics From Beginner to Expert is the best book to have. Here’s what’s discussed in the book: •Three Laws of Robotics•Unimate- The First Robot•Benefits of Robots•Hardware Tutorial•Software Tutorial•Materials for Building a Robot•Tips•Applications of RoboticsExpand your knowledge in this area of technology by following the simple steps you will find inside the book. You can turn your hobbies into a professional career with much diligence and hard work. It’s not an easy task but we will help you get there. Start TODAY by simply scrolling up to get your copy of Robotics: Everything You Need to Know About Robotics From Beginner to Expert. Don’t forget to click the BUY button! Have fun!
Publication date: 12/08/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself series)
This fun and educational introduction to the exciting field of roboticsthe science of designing, building, and operating robotsgives kids the basic tools for creating their own robots using ordinary craft materials and parts salvaged from recycled toys and other household devices. Early chapters teach budding roboticists how to create working models of robot hands and write pencil and paper” computer programs, while later chapters show them how to build robots that move and react to light or touch. A great gateway to getting kids interested in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math), the activities in this book let kids use all their talents to come up with creative solutions to tricky problems and figure out how things work.
Published by: Nomad Press | Publication date: 08/01/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 130 pages
Robotics: The Beginner's Guide to Robotic Building, Technology, Mechanics, and Processes (Robotics, Mechanics, Technology, Robotic Building, Science)
Robotics at its best!Discover A Book That Tells You What You Should Do and How!Instead of jumping right into the instructions, this book will provide you first with all the necessary concepts that you need to learn in order to make the learning process a whole lot easier. This way, you’re sure not to get lost in confusion once you get to the more complex lessons provided in the latter chapters. Examples are provided for a more knowledgeable approach on your learningYou will also learn the designs and forms of Robotics, and what’s more convenient than getting to know all sides!Want to know More?Easy! Just Scroll up and click the “Buy” Button and you can have your own copy of Robotics★★★Download Today ~ Free to Read for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers!★★★
Publication date: 09/14/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 38 pages
Intelligent algorithms are already well on their way to making white collar jobs obsolete: travel agents, data-analysts, and paralegals are currently in the firing line. In the near future, doctors, taxi-drivers and ironically even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by 'robots'. Without a radical reassessment of our economic and political structures, we risk the very implosion of the capitalist economy itself.In Rise of the Robots, technology expert Martin Ford systematically outlines the achievements of artificial intelligence and uses a wealth of economic data to illustrate the terrifying societal implications. From health and education to finance and technology, his warning is start - all jobs that are on some level routine are like to eventually be automated, resulting in the death of traditional careers and a hollowed-out middle class. The robots are coming and we have to decide – now – whether the future will bring prosperity or catastrophe.
Published by: Oneworld Publications | Publication date: 09/03/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
A beautiful exiled diplomat. A sexy android assassin. He'll sacrifice everything to protect her…Cressida wants to be perfect. The over-achieving daughter of a diplomat was groomed for a future in politics until she saw something she shouldn't have. Now her secrets could kill her entire family. Xan is an android for the "benevolent" Robotics Faction. More specifically, he's a secret assassin for the all-powerful group, and his next assignment has made Cressida a target. When a rogue agent severs Xan's connection to the faction, everything changes. Now he doesn't just want to protect Cressida; he wants to be with her. As their feelings grow, a second assassin enters the mix. Cressida puts all her trust in Xan, even though no android has ever left the Robotics Faction… and survived. Liberation's Kiss is the first book in a series of sci-fi romance novels. If you like sexy action romance like Anna Hackett's Hell Squad series, android movies like The Terminator, and nail-biting suspense, then you'll love Wendy Lynn Clark's sizzling roller coaster ride through space. Buy Liberation's Kiss to start the thrilling love story today! Warning: Contains sizzling sex, bad language, sci fi explosions, and robot invasions.*****************************Robotics Faction Series*******************************Android Assassins**Liberation's Kiss (Cressida + Xan)Liberation's Desire (Mercury + Yves)Liberation's Vow (Aris + Resa)Liberation's Mystery - short story (Brielle + Kristof)**Origins**Liberation Origins (Emprezia + Kaolin)Liberation's Passion (Valorious + Domingo)**Cyborg Mercenaries**Resurrection Heart (Talia + Logen)
Published by: Wendy Lynn Clark Publishing | Publication date: 07/01/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Singularity Now! The Artificial Intelligence Timeline: A reader's and investor's guide to the technological event horizon: artificial intelligence, automation, robotics and beyond (January 2017)
(Singularity Now is a nonfiction news mash-up covering advances in artificial intelligence and other high technologies building to the singularity. This edition summarizes more than 250 articles with more than 275 citations.)Developments in high technology are advancing at a blistering rate that far outpaces anybody’s ability to fully assimilate it all into a comprehensive picture. Such a picture is not what you will find in these pages. Instead, this book series compiles summaries of news articles, columns, blogs and scientific studies focusing on the technologies that will ultimately birth the singularity: artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous machines; and, perhaps to a lesser extent, augmented reality and biotechnology. The methodology of article selection and compilation is not scientific, and the sample size is not statistically significant. Nonetheless, almost daily throughout the month, top AI stories are selected, condensed and encapsulated for clarity and brevity. The result is a running log of nugget paragraph entries that reflect the gist of the biggest AI stories to hit the net in the last month. The intent of this book series is not to present the current state of the technology in the public sphere, but to highlight the public discussion centered on it, to present a sampler platter of the innovations being unveiled daily, and to reveal the full extent to which these technologies are already entrenched in the gears of our civilization. This month’s edition features AI used to diagnose illnesses, professors discussing the prospects of the weaponization of the technology, the more frequent use of AI algorithms in quasi facial recognition software-based apps, the latest in wearables, and the predictions of various paid thinkers, such as academics, think tanks and law firms.
Published by: Singularity Now! | Publication date: 12/19/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 70 pages
A New York Times Bestseller. A “fascinating” (Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times) look at how digital technology is transforming our work and our lives.In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.In The Second Machine Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee—two thinkers at the forefront of their field—reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives.Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds—from lawyers to truck drivers—will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar.Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. These include revamping education so that it prepares people for the next economy instead of the last one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing power with human ingenuity, and embracing policies that make sense in a radically transformed landscape.A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age alters how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress.
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company | Publication date: 01/20/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
The latest paper on Robotics from the Innovation Trends Series by BBVA Innovation Center is available for download.
Published by: BBVA Innovation Center | Publication date: 10/23/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 25 pages
Probabilistic robotics is a new and growing area in robotics, concerned with perception and control in the face of uncertainty. Building on the field of mathematical statistics, probabilistic robotics endows robots with a new level of robustness in real-world situations. This book introduces the reader to a wealth of techniques and algorithms in the field. All algorithms are based on a single overarching mathematical foundation. Each chapter provides example implementations in pseudo code, detailed mathematical derivations, discussions from a practitioner's perspective, and extensive lists of exercises and class projects. The book's Web site, www.probabilistic-robotics.org, has additional material. The book is relevant for anyone involved in robotic software development and scientific research. It will also be of interest to applied statisticians and engineers dealing with real-world sensor data.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 08/19/2005Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 672 pages