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The Caves of Steel

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1991-11-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0553293400
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A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov’s Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the “R” stood for robot—and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1975-1991

Author: R. Reginald
Publsiher: Detroit : Gale Research
Total Pages: 1512
Release: 1992
Genre: Authors
ISBN:
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Science fiction constitutes one of the largest and most widely read genres in literature, and this reference provides bibliographical data on some 20,000 science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books, as well as nonfiction monographs about the literature. A companion to Reginald's Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1700-1974 (Gale, 1979), the present volume is alphabetically arranged by approximately 10,000 author names. The entry for each individual work includes title, publisher, date and place published, number of pages, hardbound or paperback format, and type of book (novel, anthology, etc.). Where appropriate, entries also provide translation notes, series information, pseudonyms, and remarks on special features (such as celebrity introductions). Includes indexes of titles, series, awards, and "doubles" (for locating volumes containing two novels). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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Towards Safe Robots

Author: Sami Haddadin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2013-09-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 3642403085
Rating: 4.3/5 (85 downloads)

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The vision of seamless human-robot interaction in our everyday life that allows for tight cooperation between human and robot has not become reality yet. However, the recent increase in technology maturity finally made it possible to realize systems of high integration, advanced sensorial capabilities and enhanced power to cross this barrier and merge living spaces of humans and robot workspaces to at least a certain extent. Together with the increasing industrial effort to realize first commercial service robotics products this makes it necessary to properly address one of the most fundamental questions of Human-Robot Interaction: How to ensure safety in human-robot coexistence? In this authoritative monograph, the essential question about the necessary requirements for a safe robot is addressed in depth and from various perspectives. The approach taken in this book focuses on the biomechanical level of injury assessment, addresses the physical evaluation of robot-human impacts, and isolates the major factors that cause human injuries. This assessment is the basis for the design and exploration of various measures to improve safety in human-robot interaction. They range from control schemes for collision detection, reflex reaction, and avoidance to the investigation of novel joint designs that equip robots with fundamentally new capabilities. By the depth of its analysis and exceptionally salient experimental work, this monograph offers one of the most comprehensive treatments of the safety challenge in the field.

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To be Continued

Author: Merle Jacob
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2000
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 157356155X
Rating: 4.1/5 (5 downloads)

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Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Vol 1

Author: R. Reginald
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-09
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0941028755
Rating: 4.8/5 (55 downloads)

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

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An Asimov Companion

Author: Donald E. Palumbo
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2016-04-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0786498234
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A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov's science fiction oeuvre.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Author: R. Reginald
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-09
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0941028763
Rating: 4.8/5 (63 downloads)

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

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Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century

Author: Stephen Lucci
Publsiher: Mercury Learning and Information
Total Pages: 850
Release: 2022-06-30
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 1683922247
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This third edition provides a comprehensive, colorful, up-to-date, and accessible presentation of AI without sacrificing theoretical foundations. It includes numerous examples, applications, full color images, and human interest boxes to enhance student interest. New chapters on deep learning, AI security, and AI programming are included. Advanced topics cover neural nets, genetic algorithms, natural language processing, planning, and complex board games. A companion disc is provided with resources, applications, and figures from the book. Numerous instructors’ resources are available upon adoption. Features: • Includes new chapters on deep learning, AI security, and AI programming • Provides a comprehensive, colorful, up to date, and accessible presentation of AI without sacrificing theoretical foundations • Uses numerous examples, applications, full color images, and human interest boxes to enhance student interest • Introduces important AI concepts e.g., robotics, use in video games, neural nets, machine learning, and more thorough practical applications • Features over 300 figures and color images with worked problems detailing AI methods and solutions to selected exercises • Includes companion files with resources, simulations, and figures from the book • Provides numerous instructors’ resources, including: solutions to exercises, Microsoft PP slides, etc. The companion files are available online by emailing the publisher with proof of purchase at [email protected]

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The Caves of Steel

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307792412
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A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov’s Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the “R” stood for robot—and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!

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Soft Edge:Nat Hist&Future Info

Author: Paul Levinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2005-08-08
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 1134641931
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The Soft Edge is a one-of-a-kind history of the information revolution. In his lucid and direct style, Paul Levinson, historian and philosopher of media and communications, gives us more than just a history of information technologies. The Soft Edge is a book about theories on the evolution of technology, the effects that human choice has on this (r)evolution, and what's in store for us in the future. Paul Levinson's engaging voice guides us on a tour that explains how communications media have been responsible for major developments in history and for profound changes in our day-to-day lives. Levinson presents the intriguing argument that technology actually becomes more human. We see how information technologies are selected on the basis of how well they meet human needs. Why is email more like speech than print is? Why didn't the arrival of television destroy the radio? These and many more thought provoking questions are answered in The Soft Edge. Boldly extending and deepening the pathways blazed by McLuhan, Paul Levinson has provided us with a brilliant and exciting study of life with our old media, our new media, and the media still to come.

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The Robots of Dawn

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-01-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307490246
Rating: 4.0/5 (46 downloads)

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A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Detective Elijah Baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice. This time Baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance.

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Springer Handbook of Robotics

Author: Bruno Siciliano
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1627
Release: 2008-05-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 354023957X
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With the science of robotics undergoing a major transformation just now, Springer’s new, authoritative handbook on the subject couldn’t have come at a better time. Having broken free from its origins in industry, robotics has been rapidly expanding into the challenging terrain of unstructured environments. Unlike other handbooks that focus on industrial applications, the Springer Handbook of Robotics incorporates these new developments. Just like all Springer Handbooks, it is utterly comprehensive, edited by internationally renowned experts, and replete with contributions from leading researchers from around the world. The handbook is an ideal resource for robotics experts but also for people new to this expanding field.

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Robotics Research

Author: Makoto Kaneko
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2010-11-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 3642147437
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The International Symposium of Robotics Research (ISRR) continues to be the premiere meeting of the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR). The 13th International Symposium of Robotics Research took place Novemb3r 26-29, 2007, in Hiroshima, Japan, and was organized by the two editors of this book. This volume brings a collection of a broad range of topics in robotics. The content of these contributions provides a wide coverage of the current state of robotics research: the advances and challenges in its theoretical foundation and technology basis, and the developments in its traditional and novel areas of applications. Historically, the proceedings of the ISRR have featured ground-breaking work of the highest caliber, which influenced generations to come. The present volume promises to be no exception. The collection of scientific articles in this volume provides new insights to important problems in robotics, written by some of the leaders in the field.

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author: Gary Westfahl
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2005
Genre: Fantasy fiction, American
ISBN: 9780313329524
Rating: 4.3/5 (295 downloads)

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A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

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Prelude to Foundation (The Foundation Series: Prequels, Book 1)

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2021-09-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0007384823
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WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov’s iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon’s two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one that shaped science fiction as we know it today.

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Introduction to Humanoid Robotics

Author: Shuuji Kajita
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-07-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 364254536X
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This book is for researchers, engineers, and students who are willing to understand how humanoid robots move and be controlled. The book starts with an overview of the humanoid robotics research history and state of the art. Then it explains the required mathematics and physics such as kinematics of multi-body system, Zero-Moment Point (ZMP) and its relationship with body motion. Biped walking control is discussed in depth, since it is one of the main interests of humanoid robotics. Various topics of the whole body motion generation are also discussed. Finally multi-body dynamics is presented to simulate the complete dynamic behavior of a humanoid robot. Throughout the book, Matlab codes are shown to test the algorithms and to help the reader ́s understanding.

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Real Space

Author: Paul Levinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2014-01-21
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 1317853601
Rating: 4.3/5 (1 downloads)

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Is planet earth the end of the line, or is space itself the next stop? Cyberspace. It's incredible, taking us to any part of the planet we want to visit. But as Paul Levinson shows in his brilliant new book, when it comes to transport, we're still stuck in the past, preferring to take our bodies with us. Whether it's trains, yachts, scooters or pogo-sticks, we're compelled to keep moving, our movements curtailed only by the earth itself. In our imaginations however, we soar way past the limits of current technology. With a lucid but reflective style that takes in everything from robots and science fiction to religion and philosophy, Paul Levinson asks why there is a deep seated human desire to know what's 'out there'. Why, after getting a man on the moon, did the US space program develop so slowly? In a world where space is constantly repackaged, how do we know what real space is? Is our desire to get into space natural, or a religious craving, and is it a modern phenomenon, or did our ancestors also dream of escaping the clutches of Mother Earth? Jam-packed with exciting, innovative, even revolutionary thinking about our future, Realspace is essential reading for everyone who has ever sat at their desk, gazed into the distance and imagined boarding a space shuttle...