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Robots: What Everyone Needs to Know®


Phil Husbands

28 October 2021

What Everyone Needs To Know®

Phil Husbands introduces the field of robotics, where it has come from, and where it might go in the future. Explaining the technology underlying robots and their capabilities today, he also considers both the ethical problems of robots with increasing intelligence, and the wider socio-political challenges they create.

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Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction


Michael Fairhurst

20 November 2018

Very Short Introductions

With the rise of digital technologies the need for effective means of identification has grown enormously. Biometrics is the rapidly growing science of identifying individuals through biological characteristics, from iris patterning to voice recognition. This book introduces biometrics, what it can do today, and future possibilities.

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Measurement: A Very Short Introduction


David J. Hand

06 October 2016

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction explores the concept of measurement, its mathematical underpinnings, and its wide range of application from the sciences and social sciences to economics and commerce.

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Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction


David Blockley

25 September 2014

Very Short Introductions

Using examples from around the world, including the Shard in London and jumbo jets like the A380, David Blockley explores the world of structural engineering. This Very Short Introduction considers the crucial role structural engineering has on issues such as cost and energy efficiency to long-term sustainability and safety.

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Engineering: A Very Short Introduction


David Blockley

22 March 2012

Very Short Introductions

Engineering is part of almost everything we do - from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. In this Very Short Introduction, David Blockley explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with art, science, and technology.

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