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"This is one of the most mind-stretching, and frightening, books I've ever read. It's also a tour de force of photography: the images reveal a whole new order of creation about to come into existence. No one who has any interest in the future can afford to miss it."
-Sir Arthur C. Clarke
"An engaging and insightful compendium illuminating our accelerating ascent to the inevitable merger of human and machine. Although many today find the prospect disconcerting, by the time the Robo sapiens are fully amongst us, we will find it very natural to interact intimately with these inventions of our intellect."
-Ray Kurzweil
Winner of the 1999 National Medal of Technology
    Around the world, scientists and engineers are participating in a high-stakes race to build the first inatelligent robot. Many robots already exist-automobile factories are full of them. But the new generation of robots will be something else: smart machines that act ever more like living creatures.

    In Robo sapiens, award-winning journalists Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio present the next generation ofintellgent robots and their makers. Accompanying brilliant, photographs of more than a hundred robots are extensive interviews with robotics pioneers, anecdotal field notes with behind-the-scenes information, and easy-to-understand technical data about machines. Robo sapiens is a field guide to our technical future.

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