Book, Print in English

Robotics: a very short introduction

Alan Winfield.
  • Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • xviii, 143 pages : illustrations; 18 cm.
  • Eisenhower C Level
    TJ211 .W56 2012 c. 1
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Summary
  • 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.
Contents
  • 1. What is a robot?
  • 2. What robots do now
  • 3. Biological robotics
  • 4. Humanoid and android robots
  • 5. Robot swarms, evolution, and symbiosis
  • 6. Robotic futures.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (135-137) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780199695980
  • 0199695989
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 781680680
  • OCLC: 781680680