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Ultimate Robot

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Ultimate Robot is both a visual feast of the robot in pop culture and a reference guide for collectors of toy, kit, and warrior robot memorabilia - the first definitive guide for all readers fascinated by these amazing mechanical wonders. Packed with over 500 color photographs of all types of robots, from classic tin toys and film androids to Battlebots and futuristic fant ...more
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Published October 7th 2004 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd (first published September 27th 2004)
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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
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Mario García
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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Andd Becker
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Michelle
Dec 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: happy-pictures
RoBotS!!!!!
Mark Yoshida
Decent survey of robots over the years, from early manifestations to TV/movie iconery to somewhat recent advances.
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Splendida cavalcata nel tempo e nello spazio. Mi è piaciuto moltissimo ed è anche una gioia per gli occhi. Purtroppo nel frattempo la parte “moderna” è un po’ datata.
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