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Published: 27 September 2012

168 Pages | Approx 18 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199695980

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Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

Alan Winfield

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores one of the key technologies of the modern world and its impact
  • Considers the use of robots in a variety of contexts - including the established manufacturing and warehouse automation to new uses in homes and hospitals
  • Introduces robots as an imitation of life by looking at the parts that make a robot - to build a conceptual picture of what a robot is, how it works, and how 'intelligent' it is
  • Examines the successes of robotics in planetary exploration
  • Looks to the future of robotic research and practical uses
  • Part of the best-selling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide