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Title: Robots: Fantasy and Reality

A irreverent non-technical review of the history of surprisingly animate machines, from ancient Egypt to current times. Areas include teleoperators for hazardous environments, assembly systems, medicamore »l applications, entertainment, and science fiction. The talk has over 100 slides, covering such varied topics as Memnon son of Dawn, Droz's automata, Vaucanson's duck, cathedral clocks, Von Kempelen's chess player, household robots, Asimov's laws, Disneyland, dinosaurs, and movie droids and cyborgs.« less
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Title: Robots: Fantasy and Reality
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Publication Date: 2007-04-27
OSTI Identifier: 1014045
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US1105357
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on April 24, 2007
Research Org: SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 42 ENGINEERING ; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; HOUSEHOLDS ; ROBOTS ; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER ; SLAC ; EVOLUTION OF ROBOTICS ; NANO-ROBOTS ; MACHINE LEARNING ; SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:09:38
System Entry Date: 2018-06-07