Living with Robots

Living with Robots
Author: Paul Dumouchel,Luisa Damiano
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2017-11-06
ISBN 10: 0674971736
ISBN 13: 9780674971738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Robots Book Review:

Living with Robots recounts a foundational shift in robotics, from artificial intelligence to artificial empathy, and foreshadows an inflection point in human evolution. As robots engage with people in socially meaningful ways, social robotics probes the nature of the human emotions that social robots are designed to emulate.

Living with Robots

Living with Robots
Author: Richard Pak,Ewart J. de Visser,Ericka Rovira
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN 10: 012815635X
ISBN 13: 9780128156353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Robots Book Review:

Living with Robots: Emerging Issues on the Psychological and Social Implications of Robotics focuses on the issues that come to bear when humans interact and collaborate with robots. The book dives deeply into critical factors that impact how individuals interact with robots at home, work and play. It includes topics ranging from robot anthropomorphic design, degree of autonomy, trust, individual differences and machine learning. While other books focus on engineering capabilities or the highly conceptual, philosophical issues of human-robot interaction, this resource tackles the human elements at play in these interactions, which are essential if humans and robots are to coexist and collaborate effectively. Authored by key psychology robotics researchers, the book limits its focus to specifically those robots who are intended to interact with people, including technology such as drones, self-driving cars, and humanoid robots. Forward-looking, the book examines robots not as the novelty they used to be, but rather the practical idea of robots participating in our everyday lives. Explores how individual differences in cognitive abilities and personality influence human-robot interaction Examines the human response to robot autonomy Includes tools and methods for the measurement of social emotion with robots Delves into a broad range of domains - military, caregiving, toys, surgery, and more Anticipates the issues we will encountering with robots in the next ten years Foreword by Maggie Jackson

What To Expect When You re Expecting Robots

What To Expect When You re Expecting Robots
Author: Laura Major,Julie Shah
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1541699106
ISBN 13: 9781541699106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What To Expect When You re Expecting Robots Book Review:

The next generation of robots will be truly social, but can we make sure that they play well in the sandbox? Most robots are just tools. They do limited sets of tasks subject to constant human control. But a new type of robot is coming. These machines will operate on their own in busy, unpredictable public spaces. They'll ferry deliveries, manage emergency rooms, even grocery shop. Such systems could be truly collaborative, accomplishing tasks we don't do well without our having to stop and direct them. This makes them social entities, so, as robot designers Laura Major and Julie Shah argue, whether they make our lives better or worse is a matter of whether they know how to behave. What to Expect When You're Expecting Robots offers a vision for how robots can survive in the real world and how they will change our relationship to technology. From teaching them manners, to robot-proofing public spaces, to planning for their mistakes, this book answers every question you didn't know you needed to ask about the robots on the way.

Beyond Human

Beyond Human
Author: Gregory Benford,Elisabeth Malartre
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-09-18
ISBN 10: 1429936207
ISBN 13: 9781429936200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Human Book Review:

Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences -- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices, airports or restaurants. Cyborgs will be less obvious. These additions to the human body are interior now, as rebuilt joints, elbows and hearts. Soon we will cross the line between repair and augmentation, probably first in sports medicine, then spreading to everyone who wants to make a body perform better, last longer, than it ordinarily could. Controversy will arise, but it will not stop the desire to live longer and be stronger than we are. Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre's Beyond Human treats the landscape of human self-change and robotic development as poles of the same general phenomenon. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots
Author: Martin Ford
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 0465040675
ISBN 13: 9780465040674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of the Robots Book Review:

The New York Times-bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, undermining work, and reshaping our lives Winner of Best Business Book of the Year awards from the Financial Times and from Forbes "Lucid, comprehensive, and unafraid...;an indispensable contribution to a long-running argument."--Los Angeles Times What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries-education and health care-that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work. We must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading to understand what accelerating technology means for our economic prospects-not to mention those of our children-as well as for society as a whole.

Love and Sex with Robots

Love and Sex with Robots
Author: David Levy
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061860387
ISBN 13: 9780061860386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love and Sex with Robots Book Review:

Love, marriage, and sex with robots? Not in a million years? Maybe a whole lot sooner! A leading expert in artificial intelligence, David Levy argues that the entities we once deemed cold and mechanical will soon become the objects of real companionship and human desire. He shows how automata have evolved and how human interactions with technology have changed over the years. Levy explores many aspects of human relationships—the reasons we fall in love, why we form emotional attachments to animals and virtual pets, and why these same attachments could extend to love for robots. Levy also examines how society's ideas about what constitutes normal sex have changed—and will continue to change—as sexual technology becomes increasingly sophisticated. Shocking, eye-opening, provocative, and utterly convincing, Love and Sex with Robots is compelling reading for anyone with an open mind.

Robotics

Robotics
Author: George Dekoulis
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 9535136356
ISBN 13: 9789535136354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotics Book Review:

This book analyses the legal, ethical and social aspects of using deep-learning AI robotic products. The collective effort of distinguished international researchers has been incorporated into one book suitable for the broader audience interested in the emerging scientific field of roboethics. The book has been edited by Prof. George Dekoulis, Aerospace Engineering Institute, Cyprus, expert on state-of-the-art implementations of robotic systems for unmanned spacecraft navigation and other aerospace applications. We hope this book will increase the sensitivity of all the community members involved with roboethics. The significance of incorporating all aspects of roboethics right at the beginning of the creation of a new deep-learning AI robot is emphasised and analysed throughout the book. AI robotic systems offer an unprecedented set of virtues to the society. However, the principles of roboethical design and operation of deep-learning AI robots must be strictly legislated, the manufacturers should apply the laws and the knowledge development of the AI robots should be closely monitored after sales. This will minimise the drawbacks of implementing such intelligent technological solutions. These devices are a representation of ourselves and form communities like us. Learning from them is also a way to improve ourselves.

The Naked Sun

The Naked Sun
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-13
ISBN 10: 0307792404
ISBN 13: 9780307792402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Naked Sun Book Review:

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. On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations. The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection. Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while robots looked on. Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities: Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots--unthinkable under the laws of Robotics--or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!

Living with Robots

Living with Robots
Author: Ruth Aylett,Patricia A. Vargas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780262045810
ISBN 13: 0262045818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Robots Book Review:

"An intimate understanding of what robots are for the average popular science reader, with a focus dispelling fears and showcasing how humans might interact with robots"--

All About Robots

All About Robots
Author: Lisa J. Amstutz
Publsiher: North Star Editions, Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 163517175X
ISBN 13: 9781635171754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All About Robots Book Review:

Explores the fascinating world of robots. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, and a "How It Works" feature, the book provides an inspiring look at this exciting technology.

Robot Proof

Robot Proof
Author: Joseph E. Aoun
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-08-25
ISBN 10: 0262344327
ISBN 13: 9780262344326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robot Proof Book Review:

How to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover—filling needs that even the most sophisticated robot cannot. Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? In Robot-Proof, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover—to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot. A “robot-proof” education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up students' minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or create something valuable to society—a scientific proof, a hip-hop recording, a web comic, a cure for cancer. Aoun lays out the framework for a new discipline, humanics, which builds on our innate strengths and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. The new literacies of Aoun's humanics are data literacy, technological literacy, and human literacy. Students will need data literacy to manage the flow of big data, and technological literacy to know how their machines work, but human literacy—the humanities, communication, and design—to function as a human being. Life-long learning opportunities will support their ability to adapt to change. The only certainty about the future is change. Higher education based on the new literacies of humanics can equip students for living and working through change.

The Age of Em

The Age of Em
Author: Robin Hanson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN 10: 0191069663
ISBN 13: 9780191069666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Em Book Review:

Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times: an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs. In this new economic era, the world economy may double in size every few weeks. Some say we can't know the future, especially following such a disruptive new technology, but Professor Robin Hanson sets out to prove them wrong. Applying decades of expertise in physics, computer science, and economics, he uses standard theories to paint a detailed picture of a world dominated by ems. While human lives don't change greatly in the em era, em lives are as different from ours as our lives are from those of our farmer and forager ancestors. Ems make us question common assumptions of moral progress, because they reject many of the values we hold dear. Read about em mind speeds, body sizes, job training and career paths, energy use and cooling infrastructure, virtual reality, aging and retirement, death and immortality, security, wealth inequality, religion, teleportation, identity, cities, politics, law, war, status, friendship and love. This book shows you just how strange your descendants may be, though ems are no stranger than we would appear to our ancestors. To most ems, it seems good to be an em.

Sublime Dreams of Living Machines

Sublime Dreams of Living Machines
Author: Minsoo Kang
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 0674059417
ISBN 13: 9780674059412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sublime Dreams of Living Machines Book Review:

Kang’s central contention is that the automaton, a machine that can move by itself (better known today as the robot), is one of the essential ideas with which people in the West have pondered the very nature of humanity itself. In Kang’s telling, automata are mirrors of the ideas, fears, and anxieties of a given era, in that attitudes towards the machines have always been indicative of a moment’s zeitgeist. The book is historically sweeping, but not comprehensive; the focus is on what Kang takes to be key changes in the representations of and responses to automata. His main interest is on how Europeans in different periods of the past thought about the very notion of a self-moving machine that acted as if it were alive and how they used it for various symbolic and intellectual purposes.

The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot
Author: Peter Brown
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 0316382019
ISBN 13: 9780316382014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wild Robot Book Review:

Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me
Author: Ian McEwan
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 0735278202
ISBN 13: 9780735278202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machines Like Me Book Review:

The new novel from the master storyteller is his best in years. Brilliantly McEwan, richly entertaining, a moving love story and a mystery--yet for all its gripping plotline one of the most morally layered novels written for our times, as it carries us into a provocatively real alternative history and the profound challenges of Artificial Intelligence. Set in 1980s London, the story revolves around Charlie: young and reckless, and in love with his upstairs neighbour, the enchanting Miranda whose hidden, murky past hangs between them. He has spent his inheritance on the acquisition of one of twenty-five highly developed new robotic humans--named Adam or Eve, each one beautiful, strong and clever--developed by Alan Turing after his success on the legendary WW2 Enigma codebreaking machine. As London is consumed by the huge protests over England and Argentina's Falklands War and Margaret Thatcher's jingoistic ambitions, Charlie courts Miranda, and his Adam finds himself, inevitably, central to their affair. Great novelist that he is, McEwan pulls us into the question of what it means to love, what makes us human in our fast-changing times, what might follow if a machine understands too well the human heart, and how precarious a construct is the world we live in and think we know.

The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing

The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing
Author: Rafael A. Calvo,Sidney D'Mello,Jonathan Gratch,Arvid Kappas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 603
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 0199942234
ISBN 13: 9780199942237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing Book Review:

Affective computing (AC) is a multidisciplinary field encompassing computer science, engineering, psychology, education, neuroscience, and other disciplines. AC research explores how affective factors influence interactions between humans and technology, how affect sensing and affect generation techniques can inform our understanding of human affect, and on the design, implementation, and evaluation of systems involving affect at their core. The volume features 41 chapters and is divided into five sections: history and theory, detection, generation, methodologies, and applications.

Robots Can

Robots Can
Author: Charlotte Hunter
Publsiher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2018-11-16
ISBN 10: 1643693204
ISBN 13: 9781643693200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robots Can Book Review:

Robots can do many things. Robots can help people in a lot of ways. Find out about all the exciting things that robots can do. Paired to the fiction title What is Sam Making?.

A World Without Work

A World Without Work
Author: Daniel Susskind
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 1250173523
ISBN 13: 9781250173522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World Without Work Book Review:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES & MCKINSEY 2020 BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR One of Fortune Best Books of the Year One of Inc. Best Business Books of the Year One of The Times (UK) Best Business Books of the Year A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice From an Oxford economist, a visionary account of how technology will transform the world of work, and what we should do about it From mechanical looms to the combustion engine to the first computers, new technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. For centuries, such fears have been misplaced, and many economists maintain that they remain so today. But as Daniel Susskind demonstrates, this time really is different. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of jobs are increasingly at risk. Drawing on almost a decade of research in the field, Susskind argues that machines no longer need to think like us in order to outperform us, as was once widely believed. As a result, more and more tasks that used to be far beyond the capability of computers – from diagnosing illnesses to drafting legal contracts, from writing news reports to composing music – are coming within their reach. The threat of technological unemployment is now real. This is not necessarily a bad thing, Susskind emphasizes. Technological progress could bring about unprecedented prosperity, solving one of humanity’s oldest problems: how to make sure that everyone has enough to live on. The challenges will be to distribute this prosperity fairly, to constrain the burgeoning power of Big Tech, and to provide meaning in a world where work is no longer the center of our lives. Perceptive, pragmatic, and ultimately hopeful, A World Without Work shows the way.

Robots Will Steal Your Job But That s OK

Robots Will Steal Your Job  But That s OK
Author: Federico Pistono
Publsiher: Federico Pistono
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-09-10
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robots Will Steal Your Job But That s OK Book Review:

You are about to become obsolete. You think you are special, unique, and that whatever it is that you are doing is impossible to replace. You are wrong. As we speak, millions of algorithms created by computer scientists are frantically running on servers all over the world, with one sole purpose: do whatever humans can do, but better. That is the argument for a phenomenon called technological unemployment, one that is pervading modern society. But is that really the case? Or is it just a futuristic fantasy? What will become of us in the coming years, and what can we do to prevent a catastrophic collapse of society? Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: how to survive the economic collapse and be happy explores the impact of technological advances on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse.

Helper Robots

Helper Robots
Author: Nancy Furstinger
Publsiher: Lerner Digital ™
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN 10: 1512467138
ISBN 13: 9781512467130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helper Robots Book Review:

Robots help people in many situations. Some robots rescue people trapped by tornadoes or earthquakes. Others explore volcanoes and the seafloor. And some help scientists protect our environment. How might helper robots affect your life? Read this book to find out!