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Chapter 18.6 “Human-Robot Interaction: Natural Language and Naturalistic User Interfaces“ in Introduction to AI Robotics, 2ed
Chapter 3 “Mental Models and How They Impact Interaction and Trust: ‘Reason’” in Learn AI and Human-Robot Interaction from Asimov’s I, Robot Stories
Chapter 5 ”Human-Robot Interaction: “Supertoys Last All Summer Long” in Robotics Through Science Fiction
August 24, 2020
August 22, 2020, would be the 100th birthday of Ray Bradbury, a giant of science fiction. John Scalzi has a lovely essay (well two, the one he wrote as a teenager and the one he just wrote explaining the one he wrote as a teenager) on Bradbury. Bradbury isn’t known for...
April 8, 2019
Recommendation: Read this, then get the audio version and play it as a cautionary tale for your rebellious pre-teens.
Robots: humanoid, autonomous car, networked robots
The Scarecrow’s Boy is the deeply moving short story of a boy being rescued by an intelligent personal...
March 19, 2019
July 12, 2018
What it gets right about robotics: the complexities of computer vision and natural language communication.
Recommended reading: don’t let the reviews about robot sex make you think this is a fembot soft porn novel; it’s a thoughtful book about humans and...
June 4, 2018
What it gets right about robots: Physical robot design, the difficulties of following natural language directions
Recommendation: Gather the kids and their friends, make a LOT of popcorn, and enjoy!
The book, if not the movie, Ready Player One made the 80’s cool, so Shor...