Home with the Androids
researchers take pains to distinguish themselves from robot pundits. But
there is something so magical about the creation of artificial living
creatures - mechanical entities with lifelike behavior - that even the
soberest of these inventors wonder about what lies ahead for their creation,
and for humankind.
-- from the introduction by Faith D'Aluisio
Can man mimic organic life-forms with machinery? Take a look...
|Reviews of Robo sapiens|
Robo sapiens, Peter Menzel and Faith DAluisio have done their
bit to satisfy techie cravings by creating a coffee-table book of robots.
Its a stunning achievement.
-- Harold Thimbleby, New Scientist
interviews are interesting, and the range of applications areas is fascinating;
from medicine to housecleaning, from game playing to dancing robots, there
is something for everyone in this collection.
photographs are as evocative as they are informative, while DAluisios
questions are keen-edged.
curious peek at the future that will satisfy both the layperson and the
.Imagine a world in which humans are part robot and
robots are part human, where biology and machine have collided to create
a nation of cyborgs and machine intelligence has become dominant. This
is where science fiction meets the science of robotics
sapiens is beautiful, informative and a useful reference
to a fast-changing
field of science and engineering.
is very difficult to write clearly and simply about such things and still
remain faithful to the underlying technology. Menzel and DAluisio
accomplish this feat.