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Mind Children

The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674576186

Publication Date: 01/02/1990

Short

224 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

12 halftones, 13 line illustrations

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One would be making a mistake to let Mind Children recede unopened into a guiltless oblivion. It’s a tonic book, thought-provoking on every page. And it reminds us that, in our accelerating, headlong era, the future presses so close upon us that those who ignore it inhabit not the present but the past.—Brad Leithauser, The New Yorker

A comprehensive and highly readable survey of the state of the art in robotics.—M. Mitchell Waldrop, The New York Times Book Review

Moravec, by his own admission, is an intellectual joyrider, and riding his runaway trains of thought is an exhilarating experience… This is an intellectual party that shouldn’t be pooped, no matter how much it may disturb the neighbours and encourage over-indulgence.—Brian Woolley, The Guardian

[Mind Children] has the accuracy of a college text and the can’t-put-it-down appeal of a good novel. Moravec has turned the flights of mind of one of the world’s foremost roboticists into hard copy. And he has written a tremendously good book in the process.—Eric Bobinsky, Byte

A dizzying display of intellect and wild imaginings by Moravec, a world-class roboticist who has himself developed clever beasts… Undeniably, Moravec comes across as a highly knowledgeable and creative talent—which is just what the field needs.Kirkus Reviews

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