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Almost Human: Making Robots Think Author: Lee Gutkind
Title: Almost Human: Making Robots Think
ISBN: 0393336840
ISBN13: 978-0393336849
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Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (August 15, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Computers & Technology
Size PDF version: 1911 kb
Size EPUB version: 1344 kb
Subcategory: Computer Science

“A crazy suspense story about these kids at Carnegie Mellon and their leader making robots . . . fascinating stuff.” ―Jon Stewart

In the High Bay at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon, Segways scoot across the floor chasing soccer balls while other robots hunt for treasure. Nursebots, developed to care for hospital patients, mingle with a robotic Lara Croft lookalike. Lee Gutkind immersed himself in this frenzied subculture and, in Almost Human, introduces us to Zoë, Groundhog, Grace, and Sandstorm―robots designed to help, or in some cases replace, humans―as well as to the colorful cast of researchers attempting to create language to talk not only to machines but also to one another across their disciplines.15 illustrations