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Ultimate Robot

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The first book that comprehensively celebrates the robot in all its forms, from toys and kits and robots in film, television, and art to the latest technology in personal and working robots; this book is both a reference guide for the robot collector and a visual feast for everyone with a fascination for all things robotic. Revealing the specification, capabilities, and de ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 27th 2004 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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This volume examines the uses of robots in popular culture and is presented in DK's signature design--posing a colorful central object against a white background, with captions and boxes explaining what we're looking at. Malone does conclude with examples of real-world robots, but the world of entertainment is emphatically his focus. Deriving from the 1920 play R.U.R. by Karl Capek, the word robot conjures up the wariness we feel toward animated machines, however friendly their desi
Mario García
The book is itself full of all kinds of references to the "Robot Culture", one of the "newest things" in the technological field.

"Robot" explores the world of the Automata with a very graphical exposition of their history, development and influence all over the planet, from the first ideas of automated machines, to our nowadays humanoid robots. Having some look into their position in Pop culture, such as in films, novels or arts.

It works as a general overview of this field; however, as Robotics
Mark Yoshida
Decent survey of robots over the years, from early manifestations to TV/movie iconery to somewhat recent advances.
Andd Becker
This comprehensive guide to robots has fascinating photos to support the text.
The author references Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics in the 1941 short story "Liar" and mentions the fourth law as well. He also refers to Asimov's 1952 book, I Robot.
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