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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
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
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
“Hello, Mr. Chip”
From Humans to Cyborgs
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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