Download Almost Human: Making Robots Think by Lee Gutkind PDF

By Lee Gutkind

The excessive bay on the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon college is alive and hyper evening and day with the likes of Hyperion, which traversed the Antarctic, and Zoe, the world’s first robotic scientist, now again domestic. robotic Segways learn how to play football, whereas different robots pass on treasure hunts or are destined for hospitals and museums. Dozens of cavorting mechanical creatures, in addition to tangles of twine, instruments, and machine innards are scattered haphazardly. All of those zipping and zooming gizmos are managed by way of matted younger males sitting at the ground, folding chairs, or instrument instances, or huddled over laptops squinting into screens with manic depth. Award-winning writer Lee Gutkind immersed himself during this frenzied tradition, following those younger roboticists and their daring conceptual machines from Pittsburgh to NASA and to the main barren and arid desolate tract on the earth. He makes intelligible their discoveries and stumbling issues during this vigorous behind-the-scenes paintings.

Show description

Read or Download Almost Human: Making Robots Think PDF

Similar technology books

Seven Wonders of Architecture

In all ages, technology and expertise have performed a major position in advancing human civilization. From structure to engineering, conversation to transportation, people have invented and constructed notable wonders. structure is a key component to each tradition. From the earliest huts, people were construction a number of buildings during which to reside, paintings, and play.

Machine Learning in Medicine: Part Three

Desktop studying is anxious with the research of huge facts and a number of variables. it's also usually extra delicate than conventional statistical the right way to study small info. the 1st and moment volumes reviewed matters like optimum scaling, neural networks, issue research, partial least squares, discriminant research, canonical research, fuzzy modeling, a variety of clustering versions, help vector machines, Bayesian networks, discrete wavelet research, organization rule studying, anomaly detection, and correspondence research.

Prüfung von Hochspannungs-Leistungsschaltern

Dieses Buch ist aus den Arbeiten im Hochleistungs-Versuchs- und Prüffeld entstanden. Zuerst lag nur eine kleine Sammlung von J! 'ormeln und anderen Unterlagen vor, die sich in der Praxis als nützlich erwiesen hatten. Im Verlauf der Zeit wuchs diese Sammlung stark an, eine Folge der Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse aus der stürmisch fortschreitenden Netz-, Schalter-und Prüf technik.

The Contribution of Technology to Added Value

There's a vast consensus that creation of know-how to the construction method contributes to an total monetary price, despite the fact that, confusion among know-how, wisdom and capital frequently makes price calculations ambiguous and non-objective. The Contribution of know-how to further worth addresses not just this factor of definition but in addition presents a construction version to evaluate the worth contribution of expertise in the creation method.

Additional resources for Almost Human: Making Robots Think

Example text

All rights reserved. 1). ; {tTrue for half duplex operation, false for full duplex operation. ; { tTrue for half duplex operation at speeds above 100 Mb/s an operating speed of 1000 Mb/s, when multiple frames’ transmission in a single carrier event is desired and supported, false otherwise}. 8 to read as follows: The algorithms in this subclause define MAC sublayer frame transmission. The function TransmitFrame implements the frame transmission operation provided to the MAC client: function TransmitFrame ( destinationParam: AddressValue; sourceParam: AddressValue; lengthOrTypeParam: LengthOrTypeValue; dataParam: DataValue): TransmitStatus; dataParam: DataValue; fcsParamValue: CRCValue; fcsParamPresent: Bit): TransmitStatus; procedure TransmitDataEncap; ...

Broadcast address} then LayerMgmtRecognizeAddress := true; if address = ... {One of the addresses on the multicast list and multicast reception is enabled} then LayerMgmtRecognizeAddress := true; LayerMgmtRecognizeAddress := false end; {LayerMgmtRecognizeAddress} The function RemovePad strips any padding that was generated to meet the minFrameSize constraint, if possible. When the MAC sublayer operates in the mode that enables passing of the frame check sequence field of all received frames to the MAC client (passReceiveFCSMode variable is true), it shall not strip the padding and it shall leave the data field of the frame intact.

A larger value for interframe spacing is used for dynamically adapting the nominal data rate of the MAC sublayer to SONET/SDH data rates (with packet granularity) for WAN-compatible applications of this standard. While in this optional mode of operation, the MAC sublayer counts the number of bits sent during a frame’s transmission. After the frame’s transmission has been completed, the MAC sublayer extends the minimum interframe spacing by a number of bits that is proportional to the length of the previously transmitted frame.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.00 of 5 – based on 6 votes