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Leanne LuceArtificial Intelligence for Fashionhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3931-5_11

11. Robotics and Manufacturing

Leanne Luce1 
San Francisco, CA, USA

The topic of robots can be a fantastical or functional conversation, depending who you’re speaking to. For a long time, science fiction has been dreaming of the ways in which robots might look like us, talk like us, think like us, and take over the world. In reality, most of the machines being built in the field of robotics have nothing to do with the portrayals on television. The most useful robots in industry today are not humanoid, aren’t bipedal (walking on two legs), don’t speak, and don’t think like humans.

Robots in Popular Culture

We're fascinated with robots ...

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