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READ ☆ 21st Century Robot: The Dr. Simon Egerton Stories Æ When companies develop a new technology do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it That or less sums up Brian David Johnson s duties as Intel s futurist in residence In this fascinating book Johnson provides a collection of science fiction That attempt to answer the uestionThese stories focus on the same theme scientists and thinkers exploring personal robotics as a new form of artificial intelligence This isn t fanciful speculation Johnson s stories are based on Intel s futurecasting research which uses ethnographic fi. I wasn t sure what to expect from this book from reading the description on the back It s been catalogued in my library under science fiction which I m not entirely sure is the right designation though non fiction isn t uite right either There are some definite drawbacks to the system we use Anyway 21st Century Robot is a manifesto sci fi book and user manual There are lots of people involved not least of which is Intel This book goes through the 21cR manifesto A robot is imagined f I wasn t sure what to expect from this book from reading the description on the back It s been catalogued in my library under science fiction which I m not entirely sure is the right designation though non fiction isn t uite right either There are some definite drawbacks to the system we use Anyway 21st Century Robot is a manifesto sci fi book and user manual There are lots of people involved not least of which is Intel This book goes through the 21cR manifesto A robot is imagined first easy to build completely open source fiercely social intentionally iterative filled with humanity and dreams and thinking for him her itself Sounds good to me The tone is a little overly excited and back patty for me lots of exclamation pointsThe manifesto is explained and the conception and creation of Jimmy the robot is described The process of designing and building Jimmy is really interesting as he is meant to be as accessible as possible If I had to describe this book manifesto robot idea in one word it would be social The robot they designed was meant to be cute and appealing to humans while still looking like a robot The point of the robot is not to be a slave to humans but to be a friend They talk a little bit about why it s important for your robot to have its gender or non gender specified male female or neither but I didn t really buy it Something something we would treat a robot differently based on its gender something something gender roles something something we got an expert to talk about this Jimmy s designs were given to some robotics students and each group got a different budget to work with He was designed to be as affordable as possible his shell is 3D printable in smaller pieces that are then fitted together I think they said it took a few days for one version of Jimmy to be printed The website has a bunch of plans for building Jimmy for less than 500 up to over 12000 The code is designed so that each robot can have a different personality for example your robot might be kind of nervous so you could have it run away when it hears loud noises or look at the floor when someone talks to it The best part is that everything is open source or at least it will be when the website is complete I guess anyone can tweak the designs at any level from hardware to code to build something personal If you have the knowledge you can build your own robot based on the designs on the website or your own design and if you re not so inclined you can buy a kit for 1600 that includes all the moving parts and inside bits you still have to print the outsides If you are a pro coder you can mess with all levels of the code for Jimmy if you re not they are developing robot apps that you can mix and match to develop your robot s personality which I think is one of the coolest parts of this project Being able to manipulate your robot s personality uickly and easily would be so great for someone who doesn t want to or can t put in the time and effort it would take to become proficient enough with coding to do that all from the beginningSo as much as I think this is a really cool project the anyone I ve been talking about is not all encompassing You need the know how to build somethingso if you want something cheaper You can get a kit with all the parts you need minus the shell and presumably easy instructions to put it all together but 1600 is still prohibitive for many people For the less than 500 version you need to know where to buy the parts have access to all the necessary tools and understand the jargon enough to follow the directions With every version you need access to a 3D printer for enough time to print out the pieces and the money to purchase the material based on what I skimmed in the robot designs that ran from 70 to over 250 The library that I work at has a few 3D printers accessible to the public at a low cost but printed projects are limited to 2 hours There have been many larger projects printed in 2 hour increments and then attached but doing that with Jimmy s shell would reuire the know how to break up the 3D image files into the 2 hour pieces in a way that could be easily fitted together not to mention a lot of time to print and the costIn between all of this information about designing and building social robots are a few Asimovian short stories about a roboticist who goes around the solar system trying to figure out why a particular robot would attack its owner or steal a dead body The ideas were pretty compelling though the writing left a little to be desired for me Here is one of the author s short stories that wasn t included in the book about mining robots who start going to church that pdf includes some really nice watercolours tooI ve giving this book 4 stars because the sci fi interjections reminded me of I Robot in a good way and because all the meat of this book is pretty exciting I look forward to seeing what comes out this project in the future

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When companies develop a new technology do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it That or less sums up Brian David Johnson s duties as Intel s futurist in residence In this fascinating book Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories. This is a hard book to read Not due its writing style or large paragraphs of something of the kind but because you have no idea what what is real and what is notThere are some stories about the 21st Century Robot Foundation which is a foundation to give free open source access to robot designs and code Problem is some of those are interleaved with fiction stories that has a character of the same name of someone in the foundation and then you never know if that s a cool extended thingy This is a hard book to read Not due its writing style or large paragraphs of something of the kind but because you have no idea what what is real and what is notThere are some stories about the 21st Century Robot Foundation which is a foundation to give free open source access to robot designs and code Problem is some of those are interleaved with fiction stories that has a character of the same name of someone in the foundation and then you never know if that s a cool extended thingy actual coincidence or just plain laziness although I reckon that s a strong word for thisThere are some things that pissed me off For example saying the robot brain is the hardware and software what we call artificial intelligence or AI AI is waythan just hardware and software you have to train something to make it an AI or it is just a bunch of reactive code with not actual intelligence Maybe it was dumbed down to reach the general population instead of going with proper terms but it just annoys people that do know And talking about apps to extend the robot personality also seems a bit far fetched in how AI worksSo maybe the idea is great and all but ideas without backing facts are just dreams And for someone running a foundation lacking the facts feels weird

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21st Century Robot The Dr Simon Egerton StoriesEld studies technology research trend data and science fiction to develop a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing Nebulous Mechanisms presents science fiction designed to bring about science factGet real insight into technology and the future with this book It will open your eye. This book should be mandatory in every elementary middle and high school libraries It should definitely be part of middle school science classes Interesting uotes Just as with computers in the last century robots will be a part of our daily lives in this century page 229 The future is not an accident The future is not some fixed point on the horizon that we are all running toward helpless to do anything about The future is built ever day by the actions This book should be mandatory in every elementary middle and high school libraries It should definitely be part of middle school science classes Interesting uotes Just as with computers in the last century robots will be a part of our daily lives in this century page 229 The future is not an accident The future is not some fixed point on the horizon that we are all running toward helpless to do anything about The future is built ever day by the actions of people People build the future You will build the future page 229 As builders and designers we spend our lives trying to make the best possible product or thing We want to design the perfect chair We want to write the best computer game We want to design the best robot ever But that s not really the way things work There is no best robot ever Everyone is different and my robot can only be the best robot for me page 227 Graham began exploring Ronald Fairbairn s concept that multiple personalities provide a model of how our minds work Our minds are made up of a collection of personas each of which contains a set of beliefs desires and actions that are distinct from those of other personas This persona based approach illuminates ordinary multiplicity the way humans switch from persona to persona as our surroundings or contexts change We re all a collection of different people We re one set of behaviors at work another set of behaviors at school still another set at home and sometimes a very different set of behaviors with our friends It s this switching from persona to persona that allows us to adapt to complex social situations and environments page 71