|World Press Photo|
Best Science Portfolio
Independent Publisher Book Awards
|"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
-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."|
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
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
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