Robotics Through Science Fiction

Robotics Through Science Fiction

Six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. This book presents six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. Even though all the stories were originally published before 1973, they help readers grapple with two questions that stir debate even today: how are intelligent robots programmed? and what are the limits of autonomous robots? The stories—by Isaac Asimov, Vernor Vinge, Brian Aldiss, and Philip K. Dick—cover telepresence, behavior-based robotics, deliberation, testing, human-robot interaction, the “uncanny valley,” natural language understanding, machine learning, and ethics. Each story is preceded by an introductory note, “As You Read the Story,” and followed by a discussion of its implications, “After You Have Read the Story.” Together with the commentary, the stories offer a nontechnical introduction to robotics. The stories can also be considered as a set of—admittedly fanciful—case studies to be read in conjunction with more serious study. Contents “Stranger in Paradise” by Isaac Asimov, 1973 “Runaround” by Isaac Asimov, 1942 “Long Shot” by Vernor Vinge, 1972 “Catch That Rabbit” by Isaac Asimov, 1944 “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” by Brian Aldiss, 1969 “Second Variety” by Philip K. Dick, 1953

Download Now

Author
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date
ISBN 0262536269
Pages 200 pages
Rating 4/5 (64 users)

More Books:

Robotics Through Science Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Robin R. Murphy
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-25 - Publisher: MIT Press

Six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. This book presents six c
Exploring Science Through Science Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: Barry B. Luokkala
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-01 - Publisher: Springer Nature

How does Einstein’s description of space and time compare with Doctor Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through t
I, Robot
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Isaac Asimov
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-29 - Publisher: Del Rey

This classic science fiction masterwork by Isaac Asimov weaves stories about robots, humanity, and the deep questions of existence into a novel of shocking inte
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (Book Analysis)
Language: en
Pages: 23
Authors: Bright Summaries
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-03 - Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

Unlock the more straightforward side of I, Robot with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of I, Robot b
The Rest of the Robots
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Isaac Asimov
Categories: Robots
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05 - Publisher: Voyager

Robopsychologist Dr. Susan Calvin and engineers Powell and Donovan return to investigate puzzling anomalies and catastrophic malfunctions. With characteristic w
Android
Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: Fouad Sabry
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-08-09 - Publisher: One Billion Knowledgeable

What Is Android An android is a humanoid robot or other artificial entity that is often fabricated from a substance that mimics the appearance of flesh. In the
Robots, Machines in Man's Image
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Isaac Asimov
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: Outlet

This illustrated examination of the origins of robots traces their development from the first medieval clockwork figures to current models capable of performing
Generation Robot
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Terri Favro
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-03 - Publisher: Skyhorse

For fans of Mary Roach, a sweetly nostalgic and enlightening exploration of futures past, present, and still to come. Generation Robot covers a century of scien
Introduction to AI Robotics, second edition
Language: en
Pages: 649
Authors: Robin R. Murphy
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-01 - Publisher: MIT Press

A comprehensive survey of artificial intelligence algorithms and programming organization for robot systems, combining theoretical rigor and practical applicati
Isaac Asimov's I-bots
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Isaac Asimov
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Harper Prism

In a high-tech adventure set in post-World War II Germany, a German scientist creates the first functional cyborg--half man, half robot