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What To Expect When You're Expecting Robots

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Published: December 2020
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Author: Laura Major
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BIC Subject: Robotics
Published By: Hachette Australia
 
Published: 08-Dec-2020
Format: Hardback, 304 pages,
ISBN: 9781541699113
Stock Code: 1699113
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The next generation of robots will be truly social. How can we make sure that they play well in the sandbox?The next generation of robots will be truly social. How can we make sure that they play well in the sandbox?
Most robots are just tools. They do limited sets of tasks subject to constant human control. But a new type of robot is coming. These machines will operate on their own in busy, unpredictable public spaces. They'll ferry deliveries, manage emergency rooms, even grocery shop. Such systems could be truly collaborative, accomplishing tasks we don't do well without our having to stop and direct them.

This makes them social entities, so, as robot designers Laura Major and Julie Shah argue, whether they make our lives better or worse is a matter of whether they know how to behave.

What to Expect When You're Expecting Robots offers a vision for how robots can survive in the real world and how they will change our relationship to technology. From teaching them manners, to robot-proofing public spaces, to planning for their mistakes, this book answers every question you didn't know you needed to ask about the robots on the way.