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Biological robotics

in Robotics

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Artificial Intelligence. 5586 words.

Since the late 1980s, there has been a major shift in the approach of intelligent robots towards what are termed ‘biological inspiration’, or bio-inspired, robots. Bio-inspired means two...

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Humanoid and android robots

in Robotics

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Artificial Intelligence. 6642 words.

We are fascinated with robots that look like us. There are good reasons why robots that need to work with people should look like them: so they can share human tools and workspaces and...

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Robot swarms, evolution, and symbiosis

Alan Winfield.

in Robotics

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Artificial Intelligence. 6409 words.

Robots often work with other robots. The idea of multi-robot systems is not new, but it is only recently that commercial systems have become available. ‘Robot swarms, evolution, and...

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Robotic futures

in Robotics

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Artificial Intelligence. 6721 words.

The story of robots is still unfolding. ‘Robotic futures’ looks to the future of robotic science in space exploration and other areas of everyday life. Would it be possible to build a...

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Robotics

Alan Winfield.

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Artificial Intelligence. 168 pages.

Robotics: A Very Short Introduction explains how it is that robotics can be both a success story and a disappointment, how robots can be both ordinary and remarkable, and looks at their...

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What is a robot?

in Robotics

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Artificial Intelligence. 5084 words.

‘What is a robot?’ uses the e-puck robot as an example to look at what a robot is made of. The habitat of the e-puck robot is an artificial one. What does the e-puck do? How does it respond...

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What robots do now

in Robotics

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Artificial Intelligence. 5711 words.

‘What robots do now’ looks at robots in industry and our lives today. Assembly line robots, or robot arms, lie on the unglamorous end of the robot family. These robots are effective as they...

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