Robotics

Robotics

A Reference Guide to the New Technology

Book - 2007
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Although advanced technologies are the cornerstone of modern life, few people understand how such technologies as robotics or nuclear science actually work. Fewer still realize how--and how dramatically--technology influences our society and culture. Robotics is a reference guide that provides nonspecialists with the most up-to-date information on seminal developments in the technology of robotics, as well as covering the social, political, and technical impacts of those developments on everyday life, both now and in the future.
Provides a thorough discussion of robots and robotics technology.

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For high school students, undergraduates, and general readers, this introductory guide to robotics presents the history of technology and systems, a chronology, profiles of pioneers, and discussions of how types of technology work. The social and political impact, uses, issues, and future of robotics is considered. Lengthy chapters are devoted to descriptions of associations and demonstration sites, which also list contact information. Angelo (engineering, Florida Tech) is a retired Air Force officer, consulting futurist, and technical writer. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
ISBN: 9781573563376 (alk. paper)
1573563374 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 629.892 ANG
Characteristics: xiv, 417 p. : ill. ; 27 cm

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