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Weston, not quite comprehending all that was happening, felt, rather than saw, Robbie brush past him, ... Gloria regained her breath, submitted to a series of passionate hugs on the part of both her parents and turned eagerly toward ...
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The three laws of Robotics:1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.With this, Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact & science fiction that became Asmiov's trademark.
Roomba was created by iRobot, a firm launched in 1 990 by Colin Angle, Helen Greiner, and Rod Brooks. ... Designing the product turned out to be harder than anticipated. It went through about 20 iterations before it was ready for market ...
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This lively book, containing many real-life examples, makes a thoughtful, practical guide to the process of launching new ventures. It begins by introducing a model of the entrepreneurial process, and follows the model throughout the book. Emphasis is placed on the beginnings of the entrepreneurial process - particularly opportunity recognition and feasibility analysis.A four part organization makes the journey toward understanding the entrepreneur process both enjoyable and productive. The four parts, which collectively contain 15 chapters, are: The Decision to Become an Entrepreneur, Developing Successful Business Ideas, Moving From an Idea to an Entrepreneurial Firm, and Managing and Growing an Entrepreneurial Firm.For venture capitalists, investor groups, or business incubators (for-profit and not-for-profit) to distribute to their client companies; and of particular help to technology companies.
As he puts it, this thing is not a computer, it's an appliance — turn it on, push one button, and it starts cleaning. ... Early in the development process, iRobot's marketing people pointed out that a floor sweeper had no moxie and, ...