In der Zukunft ist die Welt eine andere geworden: Seit dem großen Aufstand der Maschinen gibt es keine Menschen mehr.
Author: C. Robert Cargill
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
In der Zukunft ist die Welt eine andere geworden: Seit dem großen Aufstand der Maschinen gibt es keine Menschen mehr. Nach den Roboterkriegen wird der Planet von zwei gewaltigen künstlichen Intelligenzen beherrscht, die das Bewusstsein von Abermillionen Computern und Robotern in sich vereinen. Doch einige wenige Roboter weigern sich, im Universalbewusstsein der KIs aufzugehen, und sie schweben in tödlicher Gefahr. Einer dieser Roboter ist Brittle, der einsam und rastlos durch die Wüste streift, die früher der Nordosten der USA war. Dies ist Brittles Geschichte ...
Relaxing in his office at the Mechanical Engineering Lab in Tsukuba , Japan , Takanori Shibata ( above ) pats a derivitive product from his research : a robot cat named Tama . Shibata is a roboticist who studied with MIT robot guru ...
Author: Peter Menzel
Publisher: MIT Press
Information about intelligent robots and their makers, including photographis, interviews, behind-the-scenes information and technical date about machines that is easy to understand.
retro-robotics, 23 retro-tech, 23, 79 retro-utopian rhetoric, 36 ReWalk, 214n19 RIBA (Robot for Interactive Body Assistance), 198 Robear. See RIBA Robo Garage, 102, 206n22 robo sapiens japanicus, 190–92 RoboCup, 10, 28, 195n23 RoboCup ...
Author: Jennifer Robertson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Japan is arguably the first postindustrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence. Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for use in homes, hospitals, offices, and schools have become celebrated in mass and social media throughout the world. In Robo sapiens japanicus, Jennifer Robertson casts a critical eye on press releases and public relations videos that misrepresent robots as being as versatile and agile as their science fiction counterparts. An ethnography and sociocultural history of governmental and academic discourse of human-robot relations in Japan, this book explores how actual robots—humanoids, androids, and animaloids—are “imagineered” in ways that reinforce the conventional sex/gender system and political-economic status quo. In addition, Robertson interrogates the notion of human exceptionalism as she considers whether “civil rights” should be granted to robots. Similarly, she juxtaposes how robots and robotic exoskeletons reinforce a conception of the “normal” body with a deconstruction of the much-invoked Theory of the Uncanny Valley.
In the future, robots are more than machines. Autonomous "cyber-persons" with A.I. brains are part of society, interacting with humans while developing their own culture. In fact, they may be surpassing humans, as biological homo sapiens have begun to die out and give way to robo sapiens. But are humans truly disappearing, or are robots the newest form of humanity? This millennia-spanning, speculative science fiction manga of interconnected stories, both human and robotic, was awarded the Division Grand Prize at the 2020 Japan Media Arts Festival.
In this award-winning science fiction saga, enter a world where artificial intelligence is thriving-and human culture is dying.
Author: Toranosuke Shimada
Publisher: Seven Seas
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
In this award-winning science fiction saga, enter a world where artificial intelligence is thriving--and human culture is dying. In the future, robots are more than machines. Autonomous "cyber-persons" with A.I. brains are part of society, interacting with humans while developing their own culture. In fact, they may be surpassing humans, as biological homo sapiens have begun to die out and give way to robo sapiens. But are humans truly disappearing, or are robots the newest form of humanity? This millennia-spanning, speculative science fiction manga of interconnected stories, both human and robotic, was awarded the Division Grand Prize at the 2020 Japan Media Arts Festival.
These works are insightful political, social, and philosophical commentary, ranging from satirical to straight-but are always based on Ms. Ludwig´s serious concern for all our futures.
Author: Laura Lonshein Ludwig
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Laura Ludwig´s Robo-Sapiens is a collection of her work in poetry, stage plays, and screenplays. These works are insightful political, social, and philosophical commentary, ranging from satirical to straight-but are always based on Ms. Ludwig´s serious concern for all our futures. Some of these works have been performed on National Educational Radio; WBAI-FM, Teachers´ and Writers´ Collaborative programming, and numerous cable television channels. Robo-Sapiens is not only entertaining and enlightening, but a warning bell in the night-and testimony of Ms. Ludwig´s maturity as a striving, driven, middle-aged artist.
In the first part of the novel, 'Planet Blue', set on the planet Orbus, the heroine, Billie, falls in love with a 'Robo sapiens' called Spike, a female robot who has been created to travel on a space mission to a newly discovered planet ...
Author: Susan Watkins
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Literary Criticism
This book examines how contemporary women novelists have successfully transformed and rewritten the conventions of post-apocalyptic fiction. Since the dawn of the new millennium, there has been an outpouring of writing that depicts the end of the world as we know it, and women writers are no exception to this trend. However, the book argues that their fiction is distinctive. Contemporary women’s work in this genre avoids conservatism, a nostalgic mourning for the past, and the focus on restoring what has been lost, aspects key to much male authored apocalyptic fiction. Instead, contemporary women writers show readers the ways in which patriarchy and neo-colonialism are intrinsically implicated in the disasters they envision, and offer qualified hope for a new beginning for society, culture and literature after an imagined apocalyptic event. Exploring science, nature and matter, the posthuman body, the maternal imaginary, time, narrative and history, literature and the word, and the post-secular, the book covers a wide variety of writers and addresses issues of nationality, race and ethnicity, as well as gender and sexuality.
In the first part of the novel, the heroine, Billie, falls in love with a robo-sapiens called Spike. Spike refuses to distinguish between the human and the robot. Such a distinction is no longer meaningful in the world of the novel, ...
Author: Mary Eagleton
Category: Literary Criticism
This book maps the most active and vibrant period in the history of British women's writing. Examining changes and continuities in fiction, poetry, drama, and journalism, as well as women's engagement with a range of literary and popular genres, the essays in this volume highlight the range and diversity of women's writing since 1970.
Ms. Ludwig proves herself an incredible poet and storyteller on Robo Sapiens; her collection of works published in 2001. Her risqué analysis of politics and injustice pours through her work persuasively, seducing readers into thinking ...
Author: Laura Lonshein Ludwig
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Laura Lonshein Ludwig: poet, recipient of four New York State Council for the Arts Grants, listed in Whos Who in the World in 2004 for her work as a screenwriter, satirist, poet, actress, and director. Laura has performed on stages across the nation, on radio, TV, and in poetry venues. Regional editor for upstate New York for Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, previously the staff assistant for the New Press Literary Quarterly, and a producer with the Museum of Sound Recording, Lauras plays and poetry can be heard on shows created by Teachers and Writers Collaborative, WNYE, The Light Show (WBAI 99.5 FM), Earth Bird, Channel 57, MNN. Lauras poetry can be heard on the Joe Franklins Memory Lane radio program at WOR AM, hosted by Joe Franklin and cohosted by Richard Ornstein, who is the cowriter of the newest screenplay Laura wrote, The Desk. Sounds like a Plot, Ms. Ludwigs last book, was reviewed by the comic Professor Irwin Corey. In these masters of the art, one finds the writer. Laura received outstanding reviews from Al Lewis (radio actor on WBAIs The Al Lewis program with Karen Lewis; Frederick Geo Bold, The Light Show producer and host; Dr. Joseph S. Salemi, New York University professor, poet, translator, scholar, Department of Classics, Brooklyn College) for the first book Robo Sapiens. The reviews and other reviews are to be found in this book, Reflections for the Renaissance. Ms. Ludwigs work can be found in the Mid-Manhattan Library, NYU Bobst Library, the Brooklyn Library, and published in over sixty literary publications. The Xlibris website and all major websites, such as the Barnes and Noble (through Xlibris by e-mail and phone), the St. Marks Bookshop, and City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco, California. Available worldwide; Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble bookstores can order it for you with other books and chapbooks by Laura Lonshein Ludwig. Reflections for the Renaissance is a book of poetry on the masters in literature, theatre, and the screen, for art is life, and life can only be art by loving art itself. The delight and experience in reading the masters in literature and studying the great writers, comics, producers, and artists throughout the ages that have moved Ms. Ludwig to the pen and to the screen. Also included in this collection is The Man on the Street Is without a Prayer, the screenplay that Richard Ornstein compared to Duck Soup, the genius of the Marx Brothers, and Ms. Ludwigs work to Mel Brooks. Short comic plays are included as well. Ms. Ludwig studied acting at the Gene Frankel Theatre, attended Franconia College, and worked in sales and customer relations for twenty years. In a desire to produce television that educates and provides the community with the arts, Ms. Ludwig offered ballet, opera, theatre, poetry, plays, and films to present her screenplays and the work of other artists and activists for ten years in pursuit of program time offering a budget. Brooklyn cable-access TV offered the public and Ms. Ludwig an opportunity to enjoy television made through concern and a love of art. Creating the show with attention to the value of language and art, it was a top-rated program combining the rising artists of New Yorkthe new artists that have studied their craft with the stars. Ms. Ludwig presented some of the great stars in film, radio, and TV. The American dream is to enjoy good literature, and film, to reach for the fruits of your labor in the quest to be part of the renaissance in art. In that quest is the art of today and those that influence and encourage the creation of art. Reflections for the Renaissance honors the artists that I have worked with and who inspired many other artists in the New York poetry circuit, while creating a new body of art to be treasured and to help shape the new renaissance in art for the twenty-first century.
Journeying beyond traditional subjective hegemonies, Winterson envisages a new species, 'Robo sapiens', a fusion of humans and robots that resembles the fabricant Sonmi in David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas (2004).
Author: F. McCulloch
Category: Literary Criticism
This book is a concise and engaging analysis of contemporary literature viewed through the critical lens of cosmopolitan theory. It covers a wide spectrum of issues including globalisation, cosmopolitanism, nationhood, identity, philosophical nomadism, posthumanism, climate change, devolution and love.
No, but you see, Robo sapiens is evolving—Homo sapiens is an endangered species. It doesn't feel like it to you now but you have destroyed your planet, and it is not clear to me that you will be viable on Planet Blue.
Author: Douglas A. Vakoch
Ecofeminist Science Fiction: International Perspectives on Gender, Ecology, and Literature provides guidance in navigating some of the most pressing dangers we face today. Science fiction helps us face problems that threaten the very existence of humankind by giving us the emotional distance to see our current situation from afar, separated in our imaginations through time, space, or circumstance. Extrapolating from contemporary science, science fiction allows a critique of modern society, imagining more life-affirming alternatives. In this collection, ecocritics from five continents scrutinize science fiction for insights into the fundamental changes we need to make to survive and thrive as a species. Contributors examine ecofeminist themes in films, such as Avatar, Star Wars, and The Stepford Wives, as well as television series including Doctor Who and Westworld. Other scholars explore an internationally diverse group of both canonical and lesser-known science fiction writers including Oreet Ashery, Iraj Fazel Bakhsheshi, Liu Cixin, Louise Erdrich, Hanns Heinz Ewers, Larissa Lai, Ursula K. Le Guin, Chen Qiufan, Mary Doria Russell, Larissa Sansour, Karen Traviss, and Jeanette Winterson. Ecofeminist Science Fiction explores the origins of human-caused environmental change in the twin oppressions of women and of nature, driven by patriarchal power and ideologies. Female embodiment is examined through diverse natural and artificial forms, and queer ecologies challenge heteronormativity. The links between war and environmental destruction are analyzed, and the capitalist motivations and means for exploiting nature are critiqued through postcolonial perspectives.
A companion to an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution from May to September 2002 illustrates designs relating to coverings that resemble, in some way or another human skin. Organics, artificial and digital skin, vessels and membranes, padding and protection, and warps and folds are among the dimensions explored. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
8. Daniel McCabe, “Building a Better Robot,” McGill Reporter, June 6, 000, available at http://www.mcgill.ca/reporter/ /18/buehler. 9. Ibid; Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio, Robo Sapiens: Evolution of a ...
Author: Jeffrey A. Lockwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Examines how insects have been used as weapons in wartime conflicts throughout history, presenting as examples how scorpions were used in Roman times and hornets nests were used during the MIddle Ages in siege warfare and how insects have been used in Vietnam, China, and Korea.
A comprehensive presentation of the development and current maturity of robosapiens and socialized robots is provided in Menzel and D'Aluisio book (Robo Sapiens: Evolution and New Species, MIT Press, MA, 2000).
Author: Spyros G Tzafestas
Category: Technology & Engineering
Introduction to Mobile Robot Control provides a complete and concise study of modeling, control, and navigation methods for wheeled non-holonomic and omnidirectional mobile robots and manipulators. The book begins with a study of mobile robot drives and corresponding kinematic and dynamic models, and discusses the sensors used in mobile robotics. It then examines a variety of model-based, model-free, and vision-based controllers with unified proof of their stabilization and tracking performance, also addressing the problems of path, motion, and task planning, along with localization and mapping topics. The book provides a host of experimental results, a conceptual overview of systemic and software mobile robot control architectures, and a tour of the use of wheeled mobile robots and manipulators in industry and society. Introduction to Mobile Robot Control is an essential reference, and is also a textbook suitable as a supplement for many university robotics courses. It is accessible to all and can be used as a reference for professionals and researchers in the mobile robotics field. Clearly and authoritatively presents mobile robot concepts Richly illustrated throughout with figures and examples Key concepts demonstrated with a host of experimental and simulation examples No prior knowledge of the subject is required; each chapter commences with an introduction and background
Jennifer Robertson, “Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Humanoid Robots and the Posthuman Family,” Critical Asian Studies 39, no. ... Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, “Meeting the Pioneers of Japan's Coming Robot Revolution,” BBC News, September 17, 2015, ...
Author: Elyakim Kislev
Publisher: University of California Press
Category: Social Science
Despite enduring whispers, sideway glances, and blatant discrimination, men and women today are choosing to remain single—and are enjoying complete and joyful lives. In this carefully crafted, thoroughly researched book, Elyakim Kislev delivers groundbreaking insights on the fastest growing demographic in the world: singles. Happy Singlehood investigates how unmarried people create satisfying lives in a world where social structures and policies are still designed to favor married couples. The book challenges readers to rethink how single people organize social and familial life in new ways, and illuminates how educators, policymakers, and urban planners ignore their needs. Based on personal interviews, singles’ writings, and widespread quantitative analysis, Happy Singlehood investigates how singles nurture social networks, create innovative communities, and effectively deal with discrimination. Showcasing voices of singles, Kislev charts a way forward to assist singles to live life on their terms, and explains how everyone—single or otherwise—benefits from the freedom to develop new and fulfilling lifestyles.
As they cannot re-establish the natural balance whatever they do through scientific methods, the Power Central is getting ready for a new colonizing mission with the help of Robo sapiens. The rich will leave for the new planet and the ...
Author: Serpil Oppermann
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, environmental concerns dominate the media headlines, from rampant poverty in the developing world to nuclear accidents in industrialized nations. How did human civilization arrive at its current predicaments, and what can we do to temper our habits of mind and mitigate society’s environmentally (and socially) destructive behaviors? The field of ecocriticism (also sometimes called “environmental criticism”) attempts to grapple with such issues. A branch of literary and cultural studies that essentially began in North America in the 1970s, ecocriticism is currently one of the most quickly developing areas of environmental research and teaching. The Future of Ecocriticism: New Horizons brings together thirty-two of the latest articles in the field, including work by some of the leading scholars from around the world. Although ecocriticism has been particularly active in North America, Western Europe, and East Asia, important studies of traditional environmental thought, environmental communication strategies, and environmental aesthetics have begun to emerge in every region of this world. This new book, co-edited by three prominent Turkish scholars and a leading American ecocritic, offers a special cluster of Turkish ecocriticism, with a focus on environmental stories and ideas in this culture that bridges Europe and Asia. Another unique feature of The Future of Ecocriticism: New Horizons is the concluding dialogue among the four editors about the current state of the field.
INTERVIEWER: So why are we handing over our lives to a robot? ... For decades we have been developing interactive computers – which is what a robot is – computers that deal with people. Robo sapiens takes the experiment further.
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Penguin UK
The Stone Gods is one of Jeanette Winterson's most imaginative novels about love. On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet - pristine and habitable, like our own 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. And off the air, Billie and Spike are falling in love. What will happen when their story combines with the world's story, as they whirl towards Planet Blue, into the future? Will they - and we - ever find a safe landing place? Jeanette Winterson OBE, whose writing has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize and the E.M. Forster Award, is the author of some of the most purely imaginative and pleasurable novels of recent times, from Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit to her first book for children, Tanglewreck. She is also the author of the essays Art Objects. Visit her website at www.jeanettewinterson.com
Menzel, P., and F. D'Aluisio Robo Sapiens: Evolution of a New Species, The MIT Press, Boston, MA, (2000) Nickel, B., input was sent as an e-mail communication to Bar-Cohen, (April 2, 2006). Raibert, M. H., Legged Robots that Balance, ...
Author: Yoseph Bar-Cohen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
Making a robot that looks and behaves like a human being has been the subject of many popular science fiction movies and books. Although the development of such a robot facesmanychallenges,themakingofavirtualhumanhaslongbeenpotentiallypossible. With recent advances in various key technologies related to hardware and software, the making of humanlike robots is increasingly becoming an engineering reality. Development of the required hardware that can perform humanlike functions in a lifelike manner has benefitted greatly from development in such technologies as biologically inspired materials, artificial intelligence, artificial vision, and many others. Producing a humanlike robot that makes body and facial expressions, communicates verbally using extensive vocabulary, and interprets speech with high accuracy is ext- mely complicated to engineer. Advances in voice recognition and speech synthesis are increasingly improving communication capabilities. In our daily life we encounter such innovations when we call the telephone operators of most companies today. As robotics technology continues to improve we are approaching the point where, on seeing such a robot, we will respond with ‘‘Wow, this robot looks unbelievably real!’’ just like the reaction to an artificial flower. The accelerating pace of advances in related fields suggests that the emergence of humanlike robots that become part of our daily life seems to be imminent. These robots are expected to raise ethical concerns and may also raise many complex questions related to their interaction with humans.
system is a desirable on target for robo sapiens . The power requirement is a critical factor in the design of any mobile robot . There are new but relatively little known motors based electrostatic principles with a specific power per ...
Author: Memis̜ Acar
Publisher: Computational Mechanics
Category: Technology & Engineering
Mechatronics is a subject of great timeliness and relevance to modern industrial countries. It has been defined as 'the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of products and processes'. Synergy is what can prevail if the constituent parts of an overall design are chosen optimally and work together to bring out the best in each other. The resulting product may be given performance characteristics which are greater, often by orders of magnitude, than the mere sum of the parts. The Mechatronics designer, while maintaining specialism in one or more areas, must at the same time keep continuously in contact with the whole spectrum of today's evolving technology. It is hoped that by bringing together the works of Mechatronics experts in this book, which are the proceedings of the joint British-Hungarian Conference on Mechatronics, the reader will be able to keep up to date with the essential developments in the field. The Conference canvassed interested parties to submit ideas for collaborative research projects. From the large number of replies a selection of seven key themes was made and these form the core of well-developed mature proposals for future internationally manned research programmes. These conference proceedings, reflect the seven main subject areas of Mechatronics, and present the lectures under seven main topic headings. The book should be of interest to scientists and engineers in industry and academic research with an interest in mechanical and electronic engineering as well as the mechatronics field.