Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot Walter Koenig 2011-01-07 From a distant world the invaders came. In their wake nearly all of the human population is disintegrated. Now survivors, both human and alien, trudge through this wasteland. Some are aimless, others purposeful, but all cling to survival and their own sanity, unaware their fates are intertwined. When Earth’s champions gather, is there hope for a better world? No, definitely not.
Autonomous Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems Eugene Kagan 2019-09-02 Offers a theoretical and practical guide to the communication and navigation of autonomous mobile robots and multi-robot systems This book covers the methods and algorithms for the navigation, motion planning, and control of mobile robots acting individually and in groups. It addresses methods of positioning in global and local coordinates systems, off-line and on-line path-planning, sensing and sensors fusion, algorithms of obstacle avoidance, swarming techniques and cooperative behavior. The book includes ready-to-use algorithms, numerical examples and simulations, which can be directly implemented in both simple and advanced mobile robots, and is accompanied by a website hosting codes, videos, and PowerPoint slides Autonomous Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems: Motion-Planning, Communication and Swarming consists of four main parts. The first looks at the models and algorithms of navigation and motion planning in global coordinates systems with complete information about the robot’s location and velocity. The second part considers the motion of the robots in the potential field, which is defined by the environmental states of the robot's expectations and knowledge. The robot's motion in the unknown environments and the corresponding tasks of environment mapping using sensed information is covered in the third part. The fourth part deals with the multi-robot systems and swarm dynamics in two and three dimensions. Provides a self-contained, theoretical guide to understanding mobile robot control and navigation Features implementable algorithms, numerical examples, and simulations Includes coverage of models of motion in global and local coordinates systems with and without direct communication between the robots Supplemented by a companion website offering codes, videos, and PowerPoint slides Autonomous Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems: Motion-Planning, Communication and Swarming is an excellent tool for researchers, lecturers, senior undergraduate and graduate students, and engineers dealing with mobile robots and related issues.
Zathura 2002 Left on their own for an evening, two boisterous brothers find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical space adventure board game.
Love People Andy Siege 2021-11-29 Charlie and Dmitry are as different as can be. But when they meet in the mental hospital, it is their differences that make them fall in love. What role does the mysterious Eternal Boxer play in their fateful connection? LOVE PEOPLE is a brilliant carousel ride about love, gender and mental illness. It is at the same time legend and myth, strength and weakness, birth and death. It is told in microscopic detail following all the rules of art and breaking them at the same time. It begins like a soft breeze and reads like a tsunami and ends like a twister.
21st Century Robot Brian David Johnson 2014-11-18 When companies develop a new technology, do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it? That, more 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 that attempt to answer the question. These 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 field studies, technology research, trend data, and science fiction to develop a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. 21st Century Robot presents science fiction designed to bring about science fact. Get real insight into technology and the future with this book. It will open your eyes.
Comics Above Ground Durwin S. Talon 2004 Comics have had a tremendous effect on popular culture and are now being felt in other storytelling mediums. Assembled in Comics Above Ground are top comics professionals talking about their inspirations and training from the comics profession and its effects in -Mainstream Media, - including: Conceptual Illustration, Video Game Development, Children's Books, Novels, Design, Illustration, Video Game Animation, Motion Pictures and other media. Bruce Timm, Bernie Wrightson, Adam Hughes, Louise Simonson, Dave Dorman, Greg Rucka and other creators share their perspectives and their work in both comics and their -other professions.- This book also boasts career overviews, never before seen art, and interviews, as well as featuring the creators' favorite works in comics.
Sacred Journey 2011
Women Behind Bars in Romania Annie Samuelli 2014-04-08 In 1949, Annie Samuelli and her sister were seized by the Communists in a mass arrest of Romanians working for US and British legations. After nearly 12 years in separate prisons, they were released into exile on payment by a relative in the United States. This is her story.
I, Robot Isaac Asimov 2004 The development of robot technology to a state of perfection by future civilizations is explored in nine science fiction stories.
R Is for Robot Adam F. Watkins 2017 "Join a band of robots on their noisy mission to build the alphabet!" -- Page  cover.
Philip K. Dick High David Bischoff 2000-06-01
The Tortilla Factory Gary Paulsen 1998 Pays tribute to the Mexican farmers and workers who participate in a cycle of life and labor that progresses from seed planting, to tortilla, and back to the farmer.
The Night Bus Hero Onjali Q. Raúf 2022-02-08 What does it take to turn a bully into a hero? Empathy and the power of forgiveness take center stage in this poignant novel by the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class. Getting in trouble is what Hector does best. He knows that not much is expected of him. In fact, he gets some of his most brilliant prank ideas while sitting in detention. But how far is too far? When Hector plays a prank on a homeless man and is seen and shamed by a schoolmate, he reaches a turning point. He wants to be viewed differently and decides to do something that will change his fate for the better. But will anyone take him seriously? This moving story told with humor and heart presents readers with some recognizable characters, like a bully and a teacher’s pet, and introduces them to some they may not be so familiar with— like those who are homeless, who live on the street, and whose stories are equally meaningful and important. Readers will feel motivated to see the best in others and hopeful that bad things can be overcome with effort.
Robobaby David Wiesner 2020 Robots are much more than machines in the emotionally resonant world of Robobaby, where the arrival of a new baby in a robot family is a festive occasion. Iconic picture book creator David Wiesner captures the excitement as Lugnut (father), Diode (mother), and big sister Cathode (Cathy) welcome the newcomer. Cathy, with her handy toolbox and advanced knowledge of robotics and IT, is ignored while the adults bungle the process of assembling baby Flange, with near catastrophic results. As the frantic, distracted adults rush about aimlessly, Cathy, unobserved, calmly clears up the technical difficulties and bonds with her new baby brother. Robobaby is a shout-out for girl scientists and makers, and a treat for all young robot enthusiasts.
Project Monarch Joseph Ellis Pereira 2020-03-16 A mind-blowing romp of digital poetry in the vein of William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, this postbiopunk vision set in the year 2065 is the debut novel of author Joseph Ellis Pereira. The legendary hacker Katnip finds himself the only quantum warrior with the skills to stop a virus that threatens to destabilize reality itself. To do this he’ll need two things – the first being the truth. The Illuminati, itself guided by a mysterious agency run by three E.B.E.’s (Extraterrestrial Biological Entities ) i.e. The Grays exist. In fact, there is far more than a grain of truth to every conspiracy theory you’ve ever laughed about. The truth is these hidden masters’ were never the enemy, nor had they ever had one. Until now. And his weapon is Project Monarch. Seemingly unstoppable. Save for that second thing - Katnip’s girlfriend , Aliza, and the unquantifiable love that binds them. Place your bets – all the way down the rabbit hole.
Follies of Science Eric Dregni 2006 The early twentieth century's futuristic utopian plans for your home and lifestyle--in vivid color and detail!
The Age Atomic Adam Christopher 2013-03-26 The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle. Meanwhile, in 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed and Nimrod finds his department subsumed by a new group, Atoms For Peace, led by the mysterious Evelyn McHale. As Rad uncovers a new threat to his city, Atoms For Peace prepare their army for a transdimensional invasion. Their goal: total conquest – or destruction – of the Empire State. File Under: Science Fiction [ Splitting the Atoms | Angry Robots | Crossing | Universal Destruction ]
The Book of Games Bendik Stang 2007 "Explores more than one hundred of the latest and most exciting video games, providing information of great interest to gamers and parents. Sorted by genre, each game is presented on a two-page spread including an informative game summary with challenges and hints, a description of key gameplay activities, average game score, parental age information and game complexity. Nine illustrative screen shots show the game in action; and if you like what you see, check out the list of similar games at the bottom of each page"--Publisher's website (viewed April 21, 2008).
Machine Medical Ethics Simon Peter van Rysewyk 2014-09-05 The essays in this book, written by researchers from both humanities and science, describe various theoretical and experimental approaches to adding medical ethics to a machine, what design features are necessary in order to achieve this, philosophical and practical questions concerning justice, rights, decision-making and responsibility in medical contexts, and accurately modeling essential physician-machine-patient relationships. In medical settings, machines are in close proximity with human beings: with patients who are in vulnerable states of health, who have disabilities of various kinds, with the very young or very old and with medical professionals. Machines in these contexts are undertaking important medical tasks that require emotional sensitivity, knowledge of medical codes, human dignity and privacy. As machine technology advances, ethical concerns become more urgent: should medical machines be programmed to follow a code of medical ethics? What theory or theories should constrain medical machine conduct? What design features are required? Should machines share responsibility with humans for the ethical consequences of medical actions? How ought clinical relationships involving machines to be modeled? Is a capacity for empathy and emotion detection necessary? What about consciousness? This collection is the first book that addresses these 21st-century concerns.
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Five Steps to Tomorrow Eando Binder 2014-08-21 The scene is Earth in the near future. The scientific force of the Dictator Syndicate, controlled by five men, has reduced whole segments of the population to mindless robots. Humanitarian dissenters are driven mad...then swiftly murdered. As civilization's end rushes closer, one lone man opposes the forces of darkness...only he can nullify the powerful invention of the evil five! A classic of science fiction by the author of ADAM LINK, ROBOT!
Anatomy of a Robot Charles Bergren 2003-04-22 This work looks under the hood of all robotic projects, stimulating teachers, students, and hobbyists to learn more about the gamut of areas associated with control systems and robotics. It offers a unique presentation in providing both theory and philosophy in a technical yet entertaining way.
Game Design: Theory and Practice, Second Edition Richard Rouse III 2010-03-18 “Both burgeoning game designers and devoted gamers should consider [Game Design: Theory & Practice] an essential read.” — Computer Gaming World “Ultimately, in both theory and practice, Rouse’s Game Design bible gets the job done. Let us pray.” - Next Generation magazine In the second edition to the acclaimed Game Design: Theory & Practice, designer Richard Rouse III balances a discussion of the essential concepts behind game design with an explanation of how you can implement them in your current project. Detailed analysis of successful games is interwoven with concrete examples from Rouse’s own experience. This second edition thoroughly updates the popular original with new chapters and fully revised text.
Batman (1940-) #42 Bill Finger 2018-05-10 ÒCLAWS OF THE CATWOMAN!Ó Catwoman escapes from prison and starts a crime spree, only this time she is basing her crimes on famous fictional cat stories!
Arctic Sea David Poyer 2021-11-30 New threats surface in the aftermath of WWIII—this time, in the remote waters of the Arctic. Arctic Sea is the next thrilling entry in David Poyer's critically-acclaimed future war series. In the aftermath of a world war with China, Admiral Dan Lenson is assigned to set up a US Navy base on the rugged North Slope of Alaska, in response to Russian seabed claims that reach nearly to the US coast. Yet the current administration seems oddly reluctant to confront Russian aggression. At the same time, the International Criminal Court is accusing Dan of a war crime. Back in Washington, Blair Titus is running Jim Yangerhans’s campaign for president, while Dan’s daughter Nan battles disease in a radiation-soaked Midwest. But when Moscow plans to test the Apocalyps, a nuclear powered citykiller torpedo, in the Arctic Sea, Dan is sucked into a perilous covert mission. Will a barely victorious America survive dangerous new threats...both from without, and within?
If You're a Robot and You Know It Musical Robot 2015 "With free Musical Robot song download!"--Cover.
Girl Genius: Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg clank Phil Foglio 2010-07-20 Meet Zesty Tastee, flamboyant gay playboy and heir to the Tastee Corporationfortune. That's what the world knows of him, but Zesty is also Magpie, thecorporate saboteur who fights against his father's corrupt business practices.Zesty's evil tycoon dad is out to destroy an entire rainforest, and he's joinedup with a mysterious sect of ninjas to help keep 'Magpie' from interfering.Prince Ander is the sect agent on the case and Zesty has love at first sight forthis dreamy ninja master. Zesty can't understand why anyone as noble as Princewould ever work with his father. His mission is to find out the secret of therain forest, and win Prince's heart in the process!
Pyrotechs Raymond Bush 2001-12-01 In a flash of yellow-white light, in a wave of searing heat, and in an ocean of flames, lives are forever changed, destroyed, and resurrected from the ashes that remain. From those ashes has arisen…Pyrotechs.In the not too distant future, Earth is succumbing to the ravages of global warming, and a new threat that lurks on the horizon—pyroterrorists. Faced with this worldwide menace, the United States Congress is willing to gamble on a controversial project, Code Name: Pyrotechs.Using state-of-the-art equipment—fire-retardant exo-armor suits, global positioning satellites, heat-vision, and other high-tech devices—Pyrotechs team members will battle some of the greatest dangers known to mankind. But before these futuristic firefighters can save the world, they must first face The Fire Within.
The Exile of Time Ray Cummings 2010-10-01 From somewhere out of Time come a swarm of Robots who inflict on New York the awful vengeance of the diabolical cripple Tugh.
Dark Secrets P R Adams 2020-03-14 Secrets and lies can get you killed. Benji Chan is a Gridhound, an elite hacker. In fact, she’s the best hacker ever known. And she’s put together an expert team of Lancers—bounty hunters, detectives, and mercenaries. Now all she has to do is keep them together. Their first job seems simple enough: Find the spy who’s trying to steal valuable industrial secrets on a remote colony world. But nothing’s ever as simple as it appears. Lies and betrayal quickly destroy the team’s trust in each other and in their employer, and the job itself is nothing like they expected. Will this be the opportunity of a lifetime, or will it be the last thing they ever do? The Lancers series is full of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. Grab your copy now, and enjoy the thrilling twists and turns that come with Dark Secrets.
Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead Mystery Writers of America, Inc. 2011-05-02 The truly wealthy live in another world. From their multi-national businesses to their palatial mansions to their exotic vacations at glamorous places all around the world, they do everything in a big way. And sometimes, that even includes crime. In this anthology, you'll read about a wealthy writer who plots murder his hopeless agent, an aging actress who clings to her past of wealth and fame, and a spoiled rich boy who steps into dangerous territory with his mean antics, among others. THE RICH AND THE DEAD features mystery and crime stories set among the upper crust of society, going behind the scenes of the lifestyles of the two percent of the world that controls sixty percent of its riches--and just how far they'll go to stay on top.
Pathways to Literacy Michael R. Sampson 1991 Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, e, i, t.
Only Human Tom Holt 2012-09-04 Something is about to go wrong. Very wrong. What do you expect if the Supreme Being decides to get away from it all for a few days, leaving his naturally inquisitive son to look after the cosmic balance of things? A minor hiccup with a human soul and a welding machine soon leads to a violent belch, and before you know it the human condition-not to mention the lemming condition-is tumbling down the slippery slope to chaos.
Electric Motorcycles and Bicycles Kevin Desmond 2018 "Beginning in 1881, isolated prototypes of electric tricycles and bicycles were patented. Limited editions followed in the 1940s. Today's one-wheel, two-wheel and three-wheel light electric vehicles can be in the millions. In this third installment of his electric transport history series, the author covers the lives of the engineers who have developed these e-wheelers"--Provided by publisher.
The Cobra Conspiracy Roger A. Naylor 2009-09-01 Middle-aged and unemployed Buck Barnum, once a feisty sports writer, lands a job in public relations with a Los Angeles shipyard. The company is about to launch a controversial high-tech ship. But Buck runs up against those who will do what-ever it takes to stop the project. Cast in the role of point man, he charges ahead, but with each step he sinks deeper into the confusing quagmire. He must stretch his ingenuity to new lengths if he is to save the project, his family, and himself.
The Stars Must Wait Keith Laumer 2016-03-24 Awakened from suspended animation aboard his exploration starship, John Jackson is shocked to discover that the ship never left Earth - and that he has slept a century after a world war. Facing a nightmare wilderness inhabited by neo-barbarians and sentient tanks, Jackson is the only man who can bring the world to its senses.
The Good Life Maryann Davenport 2005-09 Ursula Mink is the Robot Lady to millions of women in the southern California area, in her live TV show, The Good Life. It's the near future, an era of household robots, security robots, and express tracks for commuting into cities. Houses talk to their owners, fix dinner, and sort the mail.Ursula's fans envy her confidence with gadgets, her beauty, and her fame. They are sure she sips martinis by a huge pool with gorgeous men lined up to meet her every whim. Ursula lives on muffins and fruit punch and she is lonely in spite of her handsome celebrity boyfriend. Her greatest joy is pulling weeds out of her flowerbeds, until she meets her homeless next-door neighbor. Monte Cicero may live in a gardener's barn and invent robots but he's also the most passionate man she has ever met and his dark Asian eyes haunt her dreams.Enter her new boss, determined to make her his pet, and holding a grudge against Monte. A wise mouth African parrot and hilarious guests on her show add spice to the mix for a hysterical romp through small time stardom and the tribulations of a torrid love affair.
Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design Scott Rogers 2014-04-16 Want to design your own video games? Let expert Scott Rogers show you how! If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games but aren’t sure where to start, then the SECOND EDITION of the acclaimed Level Up! is for you! Written by leading video game expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac Man World, Maximo and SpongeBob Squarepants, this updated edition provides clear and well-thought out examples that forgo theoretical gobbledygook with charmingly illustrated concepts and solutions based on years of professional experience. Level Up! 2nd Edition has been NEWLY EXPANDED to teach you how to develop marketable ideas, learn what perils and pitfalls await during a game’s pre-production, production and post-production stages, and provide even more creative ideas to serve as fuel for your own projects including: Developing your game design from the spark of inspiration all the way to production Learning how to design the most exciting levels, the most precise controls, and the fiercest foes that will keep your players challenged Creating games for mobile and console systems – including detailed rules for touch and motion controls Monetizing your game from the design up Writing effective and professional design documents with the help of brand new examples Level Up! 2nd Edition is includes all-new content, an introduction by David “God of War” Jaffe and even a brand-new chili recipe –making it an even more indispensable guide for video game designers both “in the field” and the classroom. Grab your copy of Level Up! 2nd Edition and let’s make a game!
Master of the Walking Dead Joseph J. Millard 2020-07-16 The original 1939 blurb for this story reads: "Molding corpses stalk darkness as fate cuts a grim, macabre jigsaw of death!" Today you would except a zombie story, as with the hit TV show "The Walking Dead," but in the original pages of the pulp magazine Thrilling Mystery, you get the opposite -- a classic crime story by one of the best pulp writers of the era. The dead may walk, but there is always a rational explanation, now matter how sensational the blurb.
The Night of the Trolls Keith Laumer 2020-10-09 In Night of the Trolls Keith Laumer introduces us to one of his most popular inventions The Bolo. These are Super Tanks capable of defending or destroying mankind. Jackson a volunteer in an experiment with suspended animations awakens to discover 80 years have gone by and the world has fallen apart. With a the help of a bolo it is up to him to bring mankind back. Bolo to the Rescue!