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3. Algorithmic thinking

3. Algorithmic thinking  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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9780191798146
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10.1093/actrade/9780198733461.003.0003
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Algorithms are at the epicentre of computer science—thinking computationally is forming the habit of algorithmic thinking. In order for a procedure to qualify as an algorithm, it must ... More
4. The art, science, and engineering of programming

4. The art, science, and engineering of programming  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Algorithmic thinking is sometimes not enough—programming is also required. A computer program is the specification of a desired computation in a language communicable to physical computers. ... More
3. Biological robotics

3. Biological robotics  

Alan Winfield

in Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.003.0003
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Since the late 1980s, there has been a major shift in the approach of intelligent robots towards what are termed ‘biological inspiration’, or bio-inspired, robots. Bio-inspired means two ... More
2. Computational artefacts

2. Computational artefacts  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

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The modern computer is a hierarchically organized system of computational artefacts. Inventing, understanding, and applying rules and principles of hierarchy is a subdiscipline of computer ... More
7. Computational thinking

7. Computational thinking  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

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10.1093/actrade/9780198733461.003.0007
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What is computational thinking? The AI researcher Paul Rosenbloom’s interpretation focuses on two relationships: interaction (a ‘reciprocal action, effect or influence’ between two ... More
5. The discipline of computer architecture

5. The discipline of computer architecture  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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10.1093/actrade/9780198733461.003.0005
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The physical computer is itself complex enough to have its own internal hierarchy, designed and described at multiple levels of abstraction. A significant aspect of this hierarchy is the ... More
Epilogueis computer science a universal science?

Epilogue: is computer science a universal science?  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

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The Epilogue concludes that although computer science is a science of the artificial, one centred on symbol processing, it also serves as a bridge between the world of computational ... More
6. Heuristic computing

6. Heuristic computing  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Many ordinary problems and everyday activities are not conducive to algorithmic solutions. Yet, people do perform these tasks and solve such problems, so what other computational means are ... More
4. Humanoid and android robots

4. Humanoid and android robots  

Alan Winfield

in Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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We are fascinated with robots that look like us. There are good reasons why robots that need to work with people should look like them: so they can share human tools and workspaces and ... More
5. Robot swarms, evolution, and symbiosis

5. Robot swarms, evolution, and symbiosis  

Alan Winfield

in Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

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9780191778414
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.003.0005
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Robots often work with other robots. The idea of multi-robot systems is not new, but it is only recently that commercial systems have become available. ‘Robot swarms, evolution, and ... More

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