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Dreaming with Machines: A New Everett Cafe Book Display 

Perhaps the dream started with Leonardo, the greatest artist whose telling notebooks include fantastic drawings of "smart" machines -- a parachute, helicopter, tank, mechanical knight, and many other curious mechanical devices. Leonardo certainly amused the Italian royalty, but his dreams came to fruition -- enabling the creative and logical connection between humans and technology. We remember that he was not …

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Biologically inspired intelligent robots 

Title: Biologically inspired intelligent robots Editors: Yoseph Bar-Cohen and Cynthia Breazeal Publisher:  SPIE Press Call number: TJ211 .B38 2003 From the Publisher: Advances in biologically-inspired technologies, such as artificial intelligence and artificial muscles, are making the possibility of engineering robots that look and behave like humans a closer reality. The multidisciplinary issues involved in …

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Ask a Librarian Bot 

On the way to work this morning I listened to one of my favorite podcasts, Radiolab. The most recent episode, "Talking to Machines," describes various robots that attempt to behave like humans. Rolla Carpenter tells the hosts about his creation, Cleverbot, a chatbot that has been learning from conversations with humans over the last …

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Robot-powered libraries: the future is now 

The University of Chicago has a brand new library: The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, opening next week, is designed to accommodate the way people study and research today — online. The structure’s large spaces are made for computer work and have no traditional bookshelves. Instead, the library boasts a massive underground storage area holding …

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Robot Stories 

Title:Robot stories  Director:Greg Pak Publisher:New York, NY : Kino on Video,  Check It OutPN1995.9.S26 R63 2005 From the Publisher: Winner of over 30 awards, "Robot Stories" is science fiction from the heart, four stories starring Tamlyn Tomita ("Joy Luck Club," "Babylon 5") and Sab Shimono ("The Big Hit," "Suture") in which utterly human characters struggle to connect in a world of robot babies and android …

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