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21st Century Robot by Brian David Johnson

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Chapter 9. Build

Now that we’ve explored the design, brain, and body of your robot, it is time to start building! In this chapter, we’ll meet two roboticists who are not only making 21st Century Robots, but are making kits so that we can all make robots. Andrew Alter, the first roboticist, explains how we can take two very different approaches to making Jimmy. Our second roboticist, Joseph Schlesinger, has a very specific vision for what the future of robots can be. In between, we talk with Dr. Genevieve Bell, a cultural anthropologist and expert in how humans interact with technology. She gives us a very different vision for the future of robots.

Cute Little Robots

Andrew Alter is a big guy. He’s tall and broad, well over six feet, with long hair ...

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