The Resource Our robots, ourselves : robotics and the myths of autonomy, David A. Mindell

Our robots, ourselves : robotics and the myths of autonomy, David A. Mindell

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Our robots, ourselves : robotics and the myths of autonomy
Title
Our robots, ourselves
Title remainder
robotics and the myths of autonomy
Statement of responsibility
David A. Mindell
Title variation
Robotics and the myths of autonomy
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From drones to Mars rovers -- an exploration of the most innovative use of robots today and a provocative argument for the crucial role of humans in our increasingly technological future. In Our Robots, Ourselves, David Mindell offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge of robotics today, debunking commonly held myths and exploring the rapidly changing relationships between humans and machines. Drawing on firsthand experience, extensive interviews, and the latest research from MIT and elsewhere, Mindell takes us to extreme environments -- high atmosphere, deep ocean, and outer space -- to reveal where the most advanced robotics already exist. In these environments, scientists use robots to discover new information about ancient civilizations, to map some of the world's largest geological features, and even to "commute" to Mars to conduct daily experiments. But these tools of air, sea, and space also forecast the dangers, ethical quandaries, and unintended consequences of a future in which robotics and automation suffuse our everyday lives. Mindell argues that the stark lines we've drawn between human and not human, manual and automated, aren't helpful for understanding our relationship with robotics. Brilliantly researched and accessibly written, Our Robots, Ourselves clarifies misconceptions about the autonomous robot, offering instead a hopeful message about what he calls "rich human presence" at the center of the technological landscape we are now creating."--provided by publisher
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TOH
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Mindell, David A
Dewey number
629.8/92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Autonomous robots
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Robots
  • Disruptive technologies
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Our robots, ourselves : robotics and the myths of autonomy, David A. Mindell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human, remote, autonomous -- Sea -- Air -- War -- Space -- Beyond Utopian autonomy -- Autonomy in the human world
Control code
ocn919590988
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9780525426974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Our robots, ourselves : robotics and the myths of autonomy, David A. Mindell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human, remote, autonomous -- Sea -- Air -- War -- Space -- Beyond Utopian autonomy -- Autonomy in the human world
Control code
ocn919590988
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9780525426974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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