I Heart Robot

I Heart Robot Author Suzanne Van Rooyen
ISBN-10 9781942664109
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 340
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Sixteen-year-old Tyri wants to be a musician and wants to be with someone who won't belittle her musical aspirations. Q-I-99, aka "Quinn," lives in a scrap metal sanctuary with other rogue droids. While some use violence to make their voices heard, demanding equal rights for AI enhanced robots, Quinn just wants a moment on stage with his violin to show the humans that androids like him have more to offer than their processing power. Tyri and Quinn's worlds collide when they're accepted by the Baldur Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. As the rift between robots and humans deepens, Tyri and Quinn's love of music brings them closer together, making Tyri question where her loyalties lie and Quinn question his place in the world. With the city on the brink of civil war, Tyri and Quinn make a shocking discovery that turns their world inside-out. Will their passion for music be enough to hold them together while everything else crumbles down around them, or will the truth of who they are tear them apart?

The Robot Book

The Robot Book Author Heather Brown
ISBN-10 9780740797255
Release 2010-10-26
Pages 12
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Introduces robots, in a text that has movable cardboard bolts and gears designed to show how robots work.

The Robot and the Bluebird

The Robot and the Bluebird Author David Lucas
ISBN-10 0374363307
Release 2008-10-28
Pages 32
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“Let me carry you,” said the Robot. “I’ll carry you in my heart, and shelter you from the cold and storms.” High atop a pile of rubbish sits a lonely Robot with a broken heart. Then one winter’s day, a Bluebird appears, fighting against the freezing wind. When the Robot offers her a home in the empty space where his heart used to be, neither of them can predict what astonishing things will happen. Together the newfound friends set off on a memorable journey that will change them both. This fable-like tale, bursting with bright, winsome illustrations, is a fresh take on the timeless themes of friendship and second chances.

Little Robot

Little Robot Author Ben Hatke
ISBN-10 9781626725416
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 144
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When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day! #1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.

On Advances in Robot Kinematics

On Advances in Robot Kinematics Author Jadran Lenarčič
ISBN-10 1402022484
Release 2004-06-09
Pages 486
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In the last decade, we have seen an extraordinary progress in the the ory and applications of robot kinematics. This has been motivated espe cially by the development of complex parallel and humanoid robots. The present book reports the most recent research advances in the theory, design, control and application of robotic systems, which are intended for a variety of purposes such as manipulation, manufacturing, automa tion, surgery, locomotion and biomechanics. The issues addressed are fundamentally kinematic in nature, including synthesis, calibration, re dundancy, force control, dexterity, inverse and forward kinematics, kine matic singularities, as well as over-constrained systems. Methods used include line geometry, quaternion algebra, screw algebra, and linear alge bra. These methods are applied to both parallel and serial multi-degree of-freedom systems. The results should interest researchers, teachers and students, in fields of engineering and mathematics related to robot theory, design, control and application. This is the sixth book of the series Advances in Robot Kinematics published by Kluwer. The contributions in this book had been rigorously reviewed by in dependent reviewers and fifty one articles had been recommended for publication. They were introduced in seven chapters. These articles were also reported and discussed at the ninth international symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics which was held in June 2004 in Sestri Levante in Italy. Indexed in Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S)

The Robot Syndrome

The Robot Syndrome Author John J. Miksa
ISBN-10 1438998902
Release 2009-07-16
Pages 156
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The Great Global Recession has rumbled through the world’s economies like a freight train out of control and wreaked havoc with businesses both large and small in every industry. Fewer customers are spending less and demanding more satisfaction with every purchase. And as companies continue to reduce the size of their workforces, employees are challenged as never before to maintain and improve customer satisfaction. How can employees at every level in a company contribute to delivering “uniquely human” customer service? How can they learn to overcome using robot-like responses to address customer service issues? What must every employee learn to do to help transform their company’s customer service into a competitive advantage? In his book, The Robot Syndrome, John presents a highly practical set of Adaptive Service PrinciplesTM and companion Pointers to address what may be today’s most pressing business issue. Using an entertaining combination of wit, common sense, and practical advice, he presents a new way to help companies achieve and sustain the highest possible level of customer satisfaction. By using the principles and pointers that he sets forth, individuals will become more adaptive and will learn to unleash the power of their minds and the uniquely human traits of their hearts, one customer interaction at a time.

The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot Author Peter Brown
ISBN-10 9780316382014
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 288
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Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams Author Isaac Asimov
ISBN-10 1857983351
Release 2001
Pages 480
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Robot Dreams collects 21 of Isaac Asimov's short stories spanning the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the 1980s, exploring not only the future of technology, but the future of humanity's maturity and growth.

Boy Robot

Boy Robot Author Simon Curtis
ISBN-10 9781481459297
Release 2016-10-25
Pages 432
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Seventeen-year-old Isaak discovers the truth about his origin and the underground forces that must come together to fight against a secret government organization formed to eradicate those like him in this high-octane science fiction debut. There once was a boy who was made, not created. In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever. His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin. An origin he doesn’t want to believe, but one he cannot deny. Isaak is a Robot: a government-made synthetic human, produced as a weapon and now hunted, marked for termination. He and the Robots can only find asylum with the Underground—a secret network of Robots and humans working together to ensure a coexistent future. To be protected by the Underground, Isaak will have to make it there first. But with a deadly military force tasked to find him at any cost, his odds are less than favorable. Now Isaak must decide whether to hold on to his humanity and face possible death…or to embrace his true nature in order to survive, at the risk of becoming the weapon he was made to be. In his debut, recording artist Simon Curtis has written a fast-paced, high-stakes novel that explores humanity, the ultimate power of empathy, and the greatest battle of all: love vs. fear.

Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams Author Sara Varon
ISBN-10 1596431083
Release 2007-08-07
Pages 205
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The enduring friendship between a dog and a robot is portrayed in this wordless graphic novel.

Can A Robot be Human

Can A Robot be Human Author Peter Cave
ISBN-10 9781780740089
Release 2007-09-13
Pages 256
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Can you believe someone who says ‘I’m telling the truth now’? Can a robot be human? What’s the best way to win a game of chicken? And how do you know you’re not dreaming right now? In this book of puzzles and paradoxes, Peter Cave introduces some of life’s most important questions with tales and tall stories, jokes and arguments, common sense and bizarre conclusions. From how to get to heaven, to speedy tortoises, here are some of the most mind-bending problems in subjects like logic, ethics, art, and politics – and some tips on how to solve them! Illustrated with quirky cartoons throughout, The Unusual, Please! takes the reader on a taster tour of the most interesting and delightful parts of philosophy. For everyone who puzzles about the world.

I Heart Beat

I Heart Beat Author Edyth Bulbring
ISBN-10 9781471400629
Release 2014-02-06
Pages 224
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Romance is what happens when you're busy doing something else Beatrice has got a deadbeat mum, an addiction to online messaging and an aversion to the sun. If she could stay inside all summer she most absolutely would. Except she's being shipped off to stay with her 'Grummer' - a grandmother she barely knows - while her mum has another go at rehab. If Beatrice is going to have any chance of having some peace she will need to distract Grummer with a husband. Unfortunately there aren't many eligible bachelors hanging around this cranky old dorp. Her plan is simple: identify the target, establish contact and ensure eternal love. But all does not go to plan for control-freak Beat. Suddenly she finds herself ditching the factor 50 for freckles from swimming in the reservoir; her cucumber and tea-only diet is overtaken by peanut butter sandwiches, and the very important 'rely on no-one' policy has to make room for Toffie; a boy with a bike, a shock of red hair and a love for the natural fauna of South Africa. Beat always knew that love was found in unexpected places. She just never thought that it might find her.

Narrow Places of the Heart and Mind Earth Heart Martian Mind

Narrow Places of the Heart and Mind   Earth Heart  Martian Mind Author Cliff Rhodes
ISBN-10 9780615151595
Release 2007-07
Pages 312
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(Soft-Cover print) I designed this front cover myself, has some violence and mature inuendos) Rated Teen.------ A lone agent looking for a key to uncover a mystery of great world shaking proportions has ventured into unknown territory that no one else has returned from. His mind, his training, and his dedication are all that hold him to his quest to make contact and take advantage of a mysterious hidden culture. He is swept up into a new world he is not prepared for and has to survive to save the Earth from destruction...........Her eyes were so intense that for a moment I thought she had seen me, but it was something else. The quick movements, all of them made were inhuman, more like hyper-robotic. They were all female but they moved almost as if they were electronic. It was astonishing; the movements they made. They were robotic. They had to be! Nothing human could move that way or want to, comfortably........

Endoscopy and Microsurgery

Endoscopy and Microsurgery Author Manfred Frey
ISBN-10 3211834397
Release 2001-02-27
Pages 139
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Endoscopic microsurgery is a developing technique in plastic surgery. There are many advantages over traditional methods: improved access to difficult and hidden areas, better mobility, one optical instrument for endoscopic dissection and the microsurgical part, reduced overall costs, and a possibility to develop new procedures supported by the use of the endoscope. In the first volume of the series "Update in Plastic Surgery” internationally acknowledged experts give an up-to-date view of the clinical possibilities in plastic surgery which result from video-assisted microsurgery with the endoscope. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed, and reasons are presented why it can be assumed that this technique will be the standard in plastic surgery within a few years.

Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine

Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Author Harry F. Tibbals
ISBN-10 9781439808764
Release 2010-09-29
Pages 527
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Considering the fluid nature of nano breakthroughs—and the delicate balance between benefits and consequences as they apply to medicine—readers at all levels require a practical, understandable base of information about these developments to take greatest advantage of them. Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine meets that need by introducing non-experts to nanomedicine and its evolving organizational infrastructure. This practical reference investigates the impact of nanotechnology on applications in medicine and biomedical sciences, and the broader societal and economic effects. Eschewing technological details, it focuses on enhancing awareness of the business, regulatory, and administrative aspects of medical applications. It gives readers a critical, balanced, and realistic evaluation of existing nanomedicine developments and future prospects—an ideal foundation upon which to plan and make decisions. Covers the use of nanotechnology in medical applications including imaging, diagnosis and monitoring, drug delivery systems, surgery, tissue regeneration, and prosthetics Part of the Perspectives in Nanotechnology series—which contains broader coverage of the societal implications of nanotechnology—this book can be used as a standalone reference. Organized by historical perspective, current status, and future prospects, this powerful book: Explores background, definitions and terms, and recent trends and forces in nanomedicine Surveys the landscape of nanomedicine in government, academia, and the private sector Reviews projected future directions, capabilities, sustainability, and equity of nanomedicine, and choices to be made regarding its use Includes graphical illustrations, references, and keywords to reinforce concepts and aid further research In its assessment of alternative and sometimes conflicting concepts proposed for the application of nanotechnology to medicine, this book surveys major initiatives and the work of leading labs and innovators. It uses informative examples and case summaries to illustrate proven accomplishments and imagined possibilities in research and development.

Close Engagements with Artificial Companions

Close Engagements with Artificial Companions Author Yorick Wilks
ISBN-10 9789027249944
Release 2010
Pages 315
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What will it be like to admit Artificial Companions into our society? How will they change our relations with each other? How important will they be in the emotional and practical lives of their owners since we know that people became emotionally dependent even on simple devices like the Tamagotchi? How much social life might they have in contacting each other? The contributors to this book discuss the possibility and desirability of some form of long-term computer Companions now being a certainty in the coming years. It is a good moment to consider, from a set of wide interdisciplinary perspectives, both how we shall construct them technically as well as their personal philosophical and social consequences. By Companions we mean conversationalists or confidants not robots but rather computer software agents whose function will be to get to know their owners over a long period. Those may well be elderly or lonely, and the contributions in the book focus not only on assistance via the internet (contacts, travel, doctors etc.) but also on providing company and Companionship, by offering aspects of real personalization."

Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention MICCAI 2009

Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention    MICCAI 2009 Author Guang-Zhong Yang
ISBN-10 9783642042676
Release 2009-09-07
Pages 1037
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The two-volume set LNCS 5761 and LNCS 5762 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2009, held in London, UK, in September 2009. Based on rigorous peer reviews, the program committee carefully selected 259 revised papers from 804 submissions for presentation in two volumes. The first volume includes 125 papers divided in topical sections on cardiovascular image guided intervention and robotics; surgical navigation and tissue interaction; intra-operative imaging and endoscopic navigation; motion modelling and image formation; image registration; modelling and segmentation; image segmentation and classification; segmentation and atlas based techniques; neuroimage analysis; surgical navigation and robotics; image registration; and neuroimage analysis: structure and function.