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NORBERT WIENER AND CYBERNETICS
Child Prodigy
Brilliant Mathematician
Life at MIT
Stopping the Bombers
I WAS THERE: “WIENER WALKS”
Feedback
Computers and Controls
Neural Networks
Toward a New Science
Cybernetics
Cybernetics and Robotic Turtles
The Boston Arm
PARALLELS: APPLICATIONS OF CYBERNETICS
Facing the Social Consequences
Chronology
Further Reading
JOSEPH ENGELBERGER AND UNIMATE
Hands-on Experience
Developing Industrial Robots
Robots on the Assembly Line
OTHER SCIENTISTS: GEORGE DEVOL (1920– )
Industrial Robots Today
Robots in Service
SOCIAL IMPACT: ROBOTS AND HUMAN LABOR
Elder Statesperson of Robotics
A Wrong Direction?
TRENDS: THE ROBOTICS INDUSTRY TODAY
MARC RAIBERT AND ROBOTS WITH LEGS
Making of an Engineer
Dynamic Walkers
Robot Kangaroos
Boston Dynamics
CONNECTIONS: BEASTS AND BOTS
Robot Mules
SOLVING PROBLEMS: ROBOTS AND ANIMATION
A Dynamic Future
COLIN ANGLE, HELEN GREINER, AND iROBOT
Hands-on Builder
Teaming Up: Brooks, Angle, and Greiner
Baby Doll
SOLVING PROBLEMS: DOING ENOUGH WITH LESS
Household Robots: A Different Approach
Behavioral Building Blocks
Robots on the Front Lines
Future Household Robots
Honored for Innovation
DONNA SHIRLEY AND THE MARS ROVERS
A Love of Engineering
Getting Respect
Designing Space Robots
CONNECTIONS: WHY AREN’T THEY HERE?
Missions to Mars
Mariner 9
Managing Risk
TRENDS: MILESTONES IN NASA’S MARS EXPLORATION
Better, Faster, Cheaper
Robots and Rovers
Sojourner’s Truth
Forging a New Career
A Passion for Computers
Studying Artificial Intelligence
The Challenge of Vision
A “Brainless” Robot
PARALLELS: ARTIFICIAL LIFE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Robot Insects
Humanoid Robots
Practical Robotics
What Distinguishes Life?
From Motorcycles to Robotics
Learning to Walk
Asimo Debuts
OTHER SCIENTISTS: SONY’S ROBOT RESEARCHERS
Robotic Ambassador
Future Helpers
Other Approaches
ISSUES: ROBOTS AND RELIGION
In Love with the Droids
From Cog to Kismet
Seeing, Hearing, “Speaking”
Emotional States
PARALLELS: A ROBOTIC GARDEN
Leonardo
The Future of Sociable Robots
SOCIAL IMPACT: WOMEN IN ROBOTICS
“A Robot That Can Be Your Friend”
HANS MORAVEC AND THE FUTURE OF ROBOTICS
At Home with Robots
Robots à la Carte
I WAS THERE: MORAVEC THE HACKER
Robotic Vehicles
Moore’s Law and the Quest for Robot Intelligence
SOLVING PROBLEMS: IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT
ISSUES: MORAVEC V. BROOKS
Robots: The Next Generations
Meanwhile, Back at the Warehouse
SOCIAL IMPACT: TRANSCENDENCE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY?
Looking Forward
KEVIN WARWICK EXTENDS THE HUMAN BODY
Science, Soccer, and Motorcycles
Working World and University
Boosting Productivity
Helping the Disabled
The Seven Dwarfs
SOLVING PROBLEMS: SAFER BATHS
I WAS THERE: ROBOT BUMPER CARS
ISSUES: CONVENIENCE V. PRIVACY
Cyborg 2.0: The Neural Implant Project
The Human Connection
SOCIAL IMPACT: “ENHANCED” VS. “NORMAL”
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