The Newark Steam Man, Eric the mechanical man, Cygan the gigantic robot, WABOT-1 the intelligent anthrobot, REEM the humanoid service robot, ASIMO the little humanoid robot and Robonaut 2 the astronaut are only a few unique creations in the history of robotics. However, they outline the dramatic evolution that has occurred in robots over the past 150 years, and to an extent, their miniature robot counterparts in the toy kingdom also reflect this incredible diversity.
Science fiction tales of robotic entities, such as sophisticated intelligent androids and gynoids, global communication networks controlled entirely by artificial intelligences, and even Space Age cartoons such as The Jetsons provide supporting insights into this evolutionary transition throughout the book.
The 21st century is already experiencing innovative robotic advancements in development of artificially intelligent synthetic lifeforms and transforming many sectors of our society, particularly in the manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality industries as well as the worldwide Internet. Are we prepared for a society of emerging ‘intelligent’ sentient androids throughout almost every aspect of our lives and if so, what will the future of humankind ultimately become with such an awakening?
A Microbiology study guide is a learning resource that is recommended to be used in a microbiology course. The study guide is used in correspondence with the course textbook, the material matching what is found in the textbook and in the course. Microbiology study guide includes important definitions, flash cards, study games, and diagrams to help learn the material in your course. The study guide can contribute to your success in microbiology by focusing on the important material you need to know to learn the material and to pass the exams. The study guide can help to boost your grade to the next level.
If you think LinkedIn is just for job hunting, you’re missing out on the many ways you can take advantage of this social network to build the professional relationships you need to advance in your career. LinkedIn can help you initiate, strengthen, and use the very real human connections that make you effective on the joband help you get ahead. This short, practical book shows you how.In Work Smarter with LinkedIn, social media expert Alexandra Samuel demonstrates the most effective ways to actively build and use your network, sharing tips and tricks on: Deciding which connection invitations to accept Searching for potential connections when you need to establish a new contact Using business travel to make the most of face time with colleagues and contacts Capturing all the connections you’ve made at a conference When not to use LinkedInThe book also includes a 30-minute quick guide to startingor perfectingyour LinkedIn profile.Interested in learning more about how social media can help you get ahead of your daily workand get ahead in your career? Look for more in this series of short, digital books from Harvard Business Review Press and social media expert Alexandra Samuel. Other installments provide the best tips and tricks for using tools like Evernote, Twitter, HootSuite, and Gmail to get organized and improve your performance on the job.
Wooden Tiger is trained in Western Medicine having the Bachelor of Medicine degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Southampton University, UK and has been a general medical practitioner for over 30 years experience. In addition to that, he is also a Tai Chi expert having over 50 years of personal practice of Tai Chi as well as having many Tai Chi students some of them started to teach Tai Chi on their own. Further, he has exposure to the traditional Chinese medicine especially hands-on experience including gathering, processing and the use of Chinese herbal remedies for a wide variety of illnesses, diseases, injuries etc. This book is his latest offering with combined training & experience of the above in the hope of helping hundreds & thousands of people with or without existing illness or disease. Prevention is imperative yet appropriate combination treatment methods can be so valuable that actual example of a person with a cancer diagnosis but survived much longer is given as well.
Hedgehogs, with their quiet determination and bristling, bumbling ways, are seen by many of one of life's most enduring symbols of the countryside and town gardens. This shy, snuffling, enigmatic animal has captured the imagination of children and adults for centuries – from Beatrix Potter's Mrs Tiggywinkle to Sonic the Hedgehog.
Full to the brim with fascinating insights and countryside lore, The Hedgehog Handbook explores different facets of this much-admired mammal – from its wildlife habits to its literary heritage, how different cultures have viewed the hedgehog and what we can do to help preserve this icon of rural life.
Fun, sweet and warm hearted, The Hedgehog Handbook is a month by month celebration of one of the countryside's best-loved creatures. Packed with inspirational quotes, entertaining facts, folklore and literary references, it's the perfect gift for anyone with a penchant for prickles.
A unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Britain's capital. London's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical, you will find a variety of topics in this alternative guide to London.
What is Big Data, and why should you care?
Big data knows where you've been and who your friends are. It knows what you like and what makes you angry. It can predict what you'll buy, where you'll be the victim of crime and when you'll have a heart attack. Big data knows you better than you know yourself, or so it claims.
But how well do you know big data?
You've probably seen the phrase in newspaper headlines, at work in a marketing meeting, or on a fitness-tracking gadget. But can you understand it without being a Silicon Valley nerd who writes computer programs for fun?
Yes. Yes, you can.
Timandra Harkness writes comedy, not computer code. The only programmes she makes are on the radio. If you can read a newspaper you can read this book.
Starting with the basics – what IS data? And what makes it big? – Timandra takes you on a whirlwind tour of how people are using big data today: from science to smart cities, business to politics, self-quantification to the Internet of Things.
Finally, she asks the big questions about where it's taking us; is it too big for its boots, or does it think too small? Are you a data point or a human being? Will this book be full of rhetorical questions?
No. It also contains puns, asides, unlikely stories and engaging people, inspiring feats and thought-provoking dilemmas. Leaving you armed and ready to decide what you think about one of the decade's big ideas: big data.
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