From the Reem robocop that polices the streets of Dubai to the drones that deliver our parcels and even the uncanny Gemonoid Hi-4 built to look just like you, here are fifty unique robots that reach into every aspect of our daily lives.
Author: David Hambling
Category: Technology & Engineering
"For someone interested in practical present day robotics it’s a treasure trove. A book-sized Top Trumps rove across the technical domain, with each section containing a photo of the precise robot, an overview of its main components and some context for its aims and purposes." - Electronics Weekly Robots exist all around us. They populate our factories, assist our surgeons and have become an integral part of our armed forces. But they are not just working behind the scenes – impressive inventions such as free-roaming hoovers takecare of your household chores and the iPal is set to become your closest friend. David Hambling reveals the groundbreaking machines – once the realm of science fiction – that are by our sides today, and those that are set to change the future forever. From the Reem robocop that polices the streets of Dubai to the drones that deliver our parcels and even the uncanny Gemonoid Hi-4 built to look just like you, here are fifty unique robots that reach into every aspect of our daily lives. We:Robot examines why robots have become embedded in our culture, how they work and what they tell us about our society and its future.
Towards a Robust Interactive and Learning Social Robot, AAMAS 2018, July 10-15, Stockholm, Sweden. ... This Watson-Powered Robot Concierge is Rethinking the Hotel Industry ... We: Robot, The Robots that already Rule our World.
Author: Çeltek, Evrim
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
In today’s modernized society, certain technologies have become more applicable within many professional fields and are much easier to implement. This includes the tourism industry, where smart technology has provided a range of new marketing possibilities including more effective sales tactics and delivering a more personalized customer experience. As the scope of business analytics continues to expand, professionals need research on the various applications of smart technology within the field of tourism. The Handbook of Research on Smart Technology Applications in the Tourism Industry is an essential reference source that discusses the use of intelligent systems in tourism as well as their influence on consumer relationships. Featuring research on topics such as digital advertising, wearable technology, and consumer behavior, this book is ideally designed for travel agents, tour developers, restaurateurs, hotel managers, tour directors, airlines, marketers, researchers, managers, hospitality professionals, policymakers, business strategists, researchers, academicians, and students seeking coverage on the use of smart technologies in tourism.
And this is just the beginning. Minute by minute, machines are doing more and more of the work we perform today. When machines do everything what are you going to do? Will a robot take your job away? Will your company be "Ubered"?
Author: Malcolm Frank
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
“Refreshingly thought-provoking…” – The Financial Times The essential playbook for the future of your business What To Do When Machines Do Everything is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete. Illustrated with real-world cases, data, and insight, the authors provide clear strategic guidance and actionable steps to help you and your organization move ahead in a world where exponentially developing new technologies are changing how value is created. Written by a team of business and technology expert practitioners—who also authored Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business—this book provides a clear path to the future of your work. The first part of the book examines the once in a generation upheaval most every organization will soon face as systems of intelligence go mainstream. The authors argue that contrary to the doom and gloom that surrounds much of IT and business at the moment, we are in fact on the cusp of the biggest wave of opportunity creation since the Industrial Revolution. Next, the authors detail a clear-cut business model to help leaders take part in this coming boom; the AHEAD model outlines five strategic initiatives—Automate, Halos, Enhance, Abundance, and Discovery—that are central to competing in the next phase of global business by driving new levels of efficiency, customer intimacy and innovation. Business leaders today have two options: be swallowed up by the ongoing technological evolution, or ride the crest of the wave to new profits and better business. This book shows you how to avoid your own extinction event, and will help you; Understand the untold full extent of technology's impact on the way we work and live. Find out where we're headed, and how soon the future will arrive Leverage the new emerging paradigm into a sustainable business advantage Adopt a strategic model for winning in the new economy The digital world is already transforming how we work, live, and shop, how we are governed and entertained, and how we manage our money, health, security, and relationships. Don't let your business—or your career—get left behind. What To Do When Machines Do Everything is your strategic roadmap to a future full of possibility and success. Or peril.
Author: Nicholas Michael SambalukPublish On: 2019-08-08
We: Robot: The Robots That Already Rule Our World. London: Aurum, 2018. Jasthi, Sainadh, et al. “Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Military Purpose.” International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics 119, no. 12 (2018), 13189–13193.
Author: Nicholas Michael Sambaluk
This reference work examines how sophisticated cyber-attacks and innovative use of social media have changed conflict in the digital realm, while new military technologies such as drones and robotic weaponry continue to have an impact on modern warfare. • Provides fascinating information about cyber weapons that effectively strike through cyberspace to weaken and even cripple its target • Demonstrates how social media is employed in conflicts in innovative ways, including communication, propaganda, and psychological warfare • Explores potential technology avenues related to ensuring the continued military advantages of the United States • Identifies and describes nuclear, precision, and other technological capabilities that have historically been the preserve of superpowers but have been newly acquired by various states
1 What we mean is this: robots and robotic technologies are now mature enough to leave the research lab and come to the ... These systems have the potential to revolutionize our daily lives and to transform our world in ways even more ...
Author: Ryan Calo
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Like the Internet before it, robotics is a socially and economically transformative technology. Robot Law explores how the increasing sophistication of robots and their widespread deployment into hospitals, public spaces, and battlefields requires rethinking of a wide variety of philosophical and public policy issues, including how this technology interacts with existing legal regimes, and thus may inspire changes in policy and in law. This volume collects the efforts of a diverse group of scholars who each, in their own way, has worked to overcome barriers in order to facilitate necessary and timely discussions of a technology in its infancy. Identifying controversial legal, ethical, and philosophical problems, the authors reveal how issues surrounding robotics and regulation are more complicated than engineers could have anticipated, and just how much definitional and applied work remains to be done. This groundbreaking examination of a brand-new reality will be of interest and of use to a variety of groups as the authors include engineers, ethicists, lawyers, roboticists, philosophers, and serving military.
In this compelling book, Hans Moravec predicts that machines will attain human levels of intelligence by the year 2040, and that by 2050, they will surpass us.
Author: Hans P. Moravec
In this compelling book, Hans Moravec predicts that machines will attain human levels of intelligence by the year 2040, and that by 2050, they will surpass us. But even though Moravec predicts the end of the domination by human beings, his is not a bleak vision. Far from railing against a future in which machines rule the world, Moravec embraces it, taking the startling view that intelligent robots will actually be our evolutionary heirs. "Intelligent machines, which will grow from us, learn our skills, and share our goals and values, can be viewed as children of our minds." And since they are our children, we will want them to outdistance us. In fact, in a bid for immortality, many of our descendants will choose to transform into "ex humans," as they upload themselves into advanced computers. This provocative new book, the highly anticipated follow-up to his bestselling volume Mind Children, charts the trajectory of robotics in breathtaking detail. A must read for artificial intelligence, technology, and computer enthusiasts, Moravec's freewheeling but informed speculations present a future far different than we ever dared imagine.
Is it helping to change our world for the better or creating new problems? 10 Short Lessons in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics examines these key questions and more in this essential guide to the twenty-first century's most powerful ...
Author: Peter J. Bentley
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Category: Technology & Engineering
'A lucid, balanced and engaging tour of one of the most important phenomena of this century.' - Steven Pinker From the face recognition on your smartphone to the management of our global economy, you cannot live in the modern world without interacting with, or being impacted by, artificial intelligence and robots. But how did this happen? And what does it mean for our lives now and in the future? Is it helping to change our world for the better or creating new problems? 10 Short Lessons in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics examines these key questions and more in this essential guide to the twenty-first century's most powerful technology. About the series: The Pocket Einstein series is a collection of essential pocket-sized guides for anyone looking to understand a little more about some of the most relevant science that affects us all in the twenty-first century. Broken down into ten simple lessons and written by leading experts in their field, discover the ten most important takeaways from those areas of science we should all know more about.
(Although opinions vary on how much, it appears roughly equal to Moore's Law, as it is based on the same ... The main reason we won't see a suit like this operating on our planet is because robots are already doing most of the work that ...
Author: Mark Meadows
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
We, Robot does for robotics what Michio Kaku's bestselling Physics of the Impossible has done for physics. How close to becoming reality are our favorite science fiction robots? And what might be the real-life consequences of their existence? Robotics and artificial intelligence expert (and science fiction fan) Mark Stephen Meadows answers that question with an irresistible blend of hard science, futurist imagination, solid statistics, pop culture, and plenty of humor.
... this world? Yet, we have already failed at social integration most times we have tried; so relying on this option is somewhat optimistic. ... In such a case, AI and us will have to work together to keep our world safe. Space robots ...
Author: Nathalie Rébé
In Artificial Intelligence: Robot Law, Policy and Ethics, Dr. Nathalie Rébé discusses the legal and contemporary issues in relation to creating conscious robots. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the existing regulatory tools, as well as a new comprehensive framework for regulating Strong AI.
... the three laws of robotics? The answer lies in the first law: A robot cannot allow a human being to come to harm. ... We have already incorporated our cyborg desire, our quest to evolve out of our humanity into robotic reality.
Author: Joseph Natoli
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Category: Social Science
Uses satirical parodies of screenplays and political blogs to reveal the cracks in our post-9/11 American psyche.