Robots: The Recent A.I.

Robots: The Recent A.I.

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by Rich Horton
     
 
Even before Karel Capek coined the term <i>robot</i>, the idea of mechanical people fascinated us: they wanted to play one, to use their ingenuity to create in their own image. While the actual robots achievements have been stunning, the literary robots are even more amazing in the diversity of both function and metaphor.

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Even before Karel Capek coined the term <i>robot</i>, the idea of mechanical people fascinated us: they wanted to play one, to use their ingenuity to create in their own image. While the actual robots achievements have been stunning, the literary robots are even more amazing in the diversity of both function and metaphor.

From Capek’s biotech machines of <i>R.U.R.</i> to Kuttner’s <i>Proud Robot</i>, to the fictional assortment of mechanical sex toys, rebels, grandmothers, servants and masters, these machines have represented our dreams as well as our anxieties. In this anthology are the stories that represent all the many faces of robots: beautiful, hideous, and everything in between.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014114240
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
02/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
1 MB

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Robots: The Recent A.I. 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A collection of many robot- the ed short stories, of which most are exceptionally good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robots creep me out. I mean, theyre way cool but imagine; someday doctors will be replaced by robots. How would you like a robot giving you surgery? Yeah. Way too many things could go bad, it could malfunction, make a mistake, lose power, etc. So even though robot and computer science is totally awesome, the idea that everything will be controlled by a robot is too creepy to think about. What do you think?