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6. Robotic futures

6. Robotic futures  

Alan Winfield

in Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199695980
The story of robots is still unfolding. ‘Robotic futures’ looks to the future of robotic science in space exploration and other areas of everyday life. Would it be possible to build a ... More
6. Exploration and empire

6. Exploration and empire  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199946952
‘Exploration and empire’ begins with Jefferson's famous “Corps of Discovery” up the Missouri River and into the heart of the Great Plains lead by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Its two ... More
Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

Robotics: A Very Short Introduction  

Alan Winfield

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199695980
Robotics: A Very Short Introduction explains how it is that robotics can be both a success story and a disappointment, how robots can be both ordinary and remarkable, and looks ... More
Epilogue: Final frontiers?

Epilogue: Final frontiers?  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199946952
‘Epilogue: Final frontiers?’ considers undersea and space exploration. Jacques-Yves Cousteau claimed the oceans were the last frontier of our planet. The Cold War race to the moon took ... More
1. What is (and is not) exploration?

1. What is (and is not) exploration?  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0001
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9780199946952
‘What is (and is not) exploration?’ discusses what it means to explore and be an explorer by considering explorations and discoveries through history by Leif Eiriksson, Christopher ... More
2. The peopling of the earth

2. The peopling of the earth  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0002
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9780199946952
When did exploration begin and who were the first explorers? ‘The peopling of the earth ’ shows that the deep origins of exploration are inseparable from the long process of the peopling of ... More
5. Exploration and the Enlightenment

5. Exploration and the Enlightenment  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0005
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‘Exploration and the Enlightenment ’ considers a “Second Great Age of Discovery” that came about during the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. It began with the 1735 Geodesic Mission to the ... More
4. The age of exploration

4. The age of exploration  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0004
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9780199946952
‘The age of exploration ’ considers why textbooks and teachers privilege late-medieval and early-modern Europe when designating “the age of exploration” and not the earlier Greek, Roman, ... More
Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

Exploration: A Very Short Introduction  

Stewart A. Weaver

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199946952
For as long as there have been civilizations, there has been the urge to venture outside of them, either in search of other civilizations or in search of novelty. But what accounts for this ... More

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