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eBook Robots: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • David E. Newton
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  • ISBN-10: 1440858624
  • ISBN-13: 9781440858628
  • DDC: 629.8
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

This book teaches readers about a wide variety of robots. It opens with a history of robotics, dating to ancient Greece and Rome, at which time an impressive array of automata were invented for entertainment, religious, and instructional purposes. It follows the development of automata and robots in ancient China and the Islamic world, through to Western Civilization in the present day. Subsequent chapters describe the wide array of applications to which robots are put today and discuss the technical, social, political, ethical, and economic issues created by their increasing use. Additionally, a number of essays by interested individuals highlight various aspects of robotics development. The remaining chapters of the book provide resources that will assist readers in learning more about the topic of robotics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Contemporary World Issues Series.
Dedication.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Half Title Page.
1: History and Background.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
Perspectives.
3: Where Are All the Robots?.
4: Engaging Students through Robotics.
5: Robotics: A Potential Human Adjunct Needed for the Improvement of Global Health Care and Research Development.
6: How My Life Has Been Changed by Robots.
7: Will We Accept Care Robots in Our Homes in the Near-Future?.
8: Social Robots for Individuals with Autism.
9: I‑C‑MARS Project Built by Native American Students for Native American Schools and STEM Programs.
10: Chatbots and Human Conversation.
11: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
12: Data.
13: Documents.
14: Resources.
15: Chronology.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Contemporary World Issues Series.
Dedication.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Half Title Page.
1: History and Background.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
Perspectives.
3: Where Are All the Robots?.
4: Engaging Students through Robotics.
5: Robotics: A Potential Human Adjunct Needed for the Improvement of Global Health Care and Research Development.
6: How My Life Has Been Changed by Robots.
7: Will We Accept Care Robots in Our Homes in the Near-Future?.
8: Social Robots for Individuals with Autism.
9: I‑C‑MARS Project Built by Native American Students for Native American Schools and STEM Programs.
10: Chatbots and Human Conversation.
11: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
12: Data.
13: Documents.
14: Resources.
15: Chronology.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.