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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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Sep 2013
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9780191778414
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.003.0004
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9780199695980
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
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0010
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China is on course to catch up with the West, but what of Africa, Latin America, and the rest of Asia? Income per head in the rich countries grows at about 2% per year, so countries must ... More
6. Forms of entrepreneurial venture

6. Forms of entrepreneurial venture  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779893
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0006
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‘Forms of entrepreneurial venture’ examines the wide range of entrepreneurial activity that exists today. Entrepreneurship does not just exist in the creation of a new business, it also ... More
2. The rise of the West

2. The rise of the West  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0002
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Why has the world become increasingly unequal? ‘The rise of the West’ looks at how geography, institutions, culture, technological change, globalization, and economic policy have played a ... More
6. Civil engineering: looking forward

6. Civil engineering: looking forward  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777721
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0007
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9780199578634
Civil engineering can look back on a history of finding successful solutions to all manner of problems in the infrastructure of modern society. But what of the future? ‘Civil engineering: ... 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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Sep 2013
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9780191778414
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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. Discovering and creating opportunities

2. Discovering and creating opportunities  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0002
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‘Discovering and creating opportunities’ looks at a number of successful entrepreneurs to illustrate how their paths to entrepreneurship have been different. What is the function of an ... More
3. Exploiting opportunities

3. Exploiting opportunities  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0003
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‘Exploiting opportunities’ looks at the challenges that entrepreneurs face in assembling and configuring the resources they need to exploit opportunities to create revenue-generating ... More
5. The cultural dimension of globalization

5. The cultural dimension of globalization  

Manfred B. Steger

in Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191824593
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10.1093/actrade/9780198779551.003.0005
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Cultural globalization refers to the intensification and expansion of cultural flows across the globe. Facilitated by the Internet and our proliferating mobile digital devices, the dominant ... More
16. Evidence and Theory

16. Evidence and Theory  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0016
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‘Evidence and Theory’ argues that Aristotle’s account of the world is wholly exploded, mostly because sixteenth- and seventeenth-century scientists applied quantitative methods in studying ... More
4. Migration and development

4. Migration and development  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0004
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9780198753773
‘Migration and development’ assesses the effect of migration on development in origin countries. The main benefit to origin nations is remittance of money back to migrants’ families. This ... More
4. Physics applied and extended

4. Physics applied and extended  

Sidney Perkowitz

in Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191851667
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10.1093/actrade/9780198813941.003.0004
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9780198813941
‘Physics applied and extended’ considers how foundational physical concepts and theories apply broadly across science and serve as a basis for technology and its industrial use. Instruments ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191788963
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10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.003.0001
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What is cinema? What is history? And what is the history of cinema? Cinema is a complex of things: a technology, an industry, an art form, a way or ways of rendering the world as images and ... More
2. Technology

2. Technology  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.003.0002
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‘Technology’ considers a range of technological developments that were important in the evolution of cinema: making images move, the introduction and synchronization of sound, colour film, ... More
6. Conclusion: seven epochs of cinema

6. Conclusion: seven epochs of cinema  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191788963
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10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.003.0006
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The cinema has not developed in a straight line, nor has it simply progressed to greater and greater achievements. Instead, it developed in different ways in different places at different ... More
Film: A Very Short Introduction

Film: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Wood

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191775826
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803535.001.0001
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book
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9780192803535
Film: A Very Short Introduction is a brief history and examination of the medium of film, studying its role and impact on society, as well as its future in the digital age. ... More
4. The ascent of the rich

4. The ascent of the rich  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0004
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‘The ascent of the rich’ shows how the rich countries got richer. Between 1815 and 1870, the Industrial Revolution spread from Britain to Western Europe and North America. Innovation and ... More
5. The great empires

5. The great empires  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0005
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‘The great empires’ considers the role of globalization and de-industrialization in the destruction of manufacturing industries in the Ottoman, Chinese, Indian, and Russian empires. Three ... More
5. Robustness

5. Robustness  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777721
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0006
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9780199578634
The consequences of structural failure can be high in terms of human life and economic impact. ‘Robustness’ examines the elements involved in minimising such failures through the ... More
4. Concept – technology – realization

4. Concept – technology – realization  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0005
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9780199578634
Engineering is concerned with finding solutions to problems. How the civil engineer goes about that process is examined in ‘Concept — technology — realization’. The interplay of these three ... More

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