|Author Lee Gutkind has written a new book called Almost Human: Making Robots Think. Gutkind is an award winning non fiction writer who gets completely immersed in his subjects. For this book he spent a long time at Carnegie Mellon University studying robots. Inside the book we learn about Segway robots that play soccer and disheveled young men squinting into laptops. The author is interviewed on Talk of the Nation at NPR. Listen in here.
Gutkind also made an appearance on The Daily Show with John Stewart, where Stewart discovers Bill Clinton is a robot. The author also states that there are sushi making robots. Where can we get one? Watch the clip here.
Check out the author’s website.
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