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By Brian David Johnson

ISBN-10: 144933816X

ISBN-13: 9781449338169

When businesses increase a brand new expertise, do they ask the way it may have an effect on the folks who will truly use it? That, kind of, sums up Brian David Johnson’s tasks as Intel’s futurist-in-residence. during this interesting publication, Johnson offers a set of technological know-how fiction prototyping tales that try to resolution the question.

These tales concentrate on an identical subject matter: scientists and thinkers exploring own robotics as a brand new type of man made intelligence. This isn’t fanciful hypothesis. Johnson’s tales are in response to Intel’s futurecasting learn, which makes use of ethnographic box stories, know-how study, pattern information, and technological know-how fiction to boost a realistic imaginative and prescient of shoppers and computing. twenty first Century robotic offers technological know-how fiction designed to result in technology fact.

Get genuine perception into expertise and the longer term with this publication. it's going to open your eyes.

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When I told Ms. Moore that I’d like to include the students’ work in the book, she laughed in disbelief. DESIGN | 37 “I had no idea this would go that far,” she confessed. “I just thought the project was cool and that my students would love it. They are so creative. ” I smiled. ” Figure 3-13. Alex: “I want Jimmy to play with me. ” 38 | 21ST CENTURY ROBOT Figure 3-14. ” DESIGN Figure 3-15. ” | 39 40 | 21ST CENTURY ROBOT Figure 3-16. ” DESIGN Figure 3-17. ” | 41 42 | 21ST CENTURY ROBOT Figure 3-18.

Fires aren’t common in Fabs, or hell, in any stations. Why would anything catch on fire…” She scanned the room. The main floor of DeutchConn Fab 5 was a wide, flat room with a high ceiling that gave room for the bots to work. The entire room sat on an elaborate system of jacks and suspension monitors to keep it eerily still no matter what happened. The arms and tracks of the production line had been scraped clear from the floor and were in a charred pile in the back corner. The sight of the destroyed robots disturbed Egerton.

Figure 3-3. ” I smiled. “It all starts with the story,” Sandy added. “All the 21st Century Robots have their own personalities. Each is designed for a specific form and function. In your story, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Robot, the robot Little Ling is more of an industrial robot. She was created to test the chips when they come out of the fab. But Jimmy isn’t an industrial robot. He’s designed to be social with people and other robots. ” I said. 28 | 21ST CENTURY ROBOT Figure 3-4. Little Ling is an industrial robot designed to test computers (illustration by Sandy Winkelman) “You and I have been working on these robots for nearly 10 years,” I finished up our chat.

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