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NOOK Book. Lee Gutkind is the founder and editor of the literary journal Creative Nonfiction and a pioneer in the field of narrative nonfiction. Gutkind is also the editor of In Fact and Becoming a Doctor, the author of Almost Human, and has written books about baseball, health care, travel, and technology. See All Customer Reviews.
Almost Human: Making robots think, by Lee Gutkind
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USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview In the High Bay at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon, Segways scoot across the floor chasing soccer balls while other robots hunt for treasure. Nursebots, developed to care for hospital patients, mingle with a robotic Lara Croft lookalike.
Lee Gutkind immersed himself in this frenzied subculture and, in Almost Human, introduces us to Zoe, Groundhog, Grace, and Sandstorm robots designed to help, or in some cases replace, humans as well as to the colorful cast of researchers attempting to create language to talk not only to machines but also to one another across their disciplines. About the Author Lee Gutkind is the founder and editor of the literary journal Creative Nonfiction and a pioneer in the field of narrative nonfiction. Show More. Average Review. Write a Review. Related Searches. Act Normal! Learn about the dangers of videogames with Jenny and Adam The problem with grown-ups is that they spend far too much time playing on View Product.
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This is a coloring book for all ages that includes original robotic designs by Craig All of these zipping and zooming gizmos are controlled by disheveled young men sitting on the floor, folding chairs, or tool cases, or huddled over laptops squinting into displays with manic intensity. Award-winning author Lee Gutkind immersed himself in this frenzied subculture, following these young roboticists and their bold conceptual machines from Pittsburgh to NASA and to the most barren and arid desert on earth.
He makes intelligible their discoveries and stumbling points in this lively behind-the-scenes work. Bummed and Elated.
A Lack of Vision. Fallback Positions. The Desert Makes Us Wacky. Peeing on a Rock.
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