Concise and direct to the point, Nocks' technography on the robot offers a rich overview of the systems we understand as robotic. It summarizes the 30-some-year-long history of a plethora of ideas, experiments, and implementations that have found their places in our everyday lives.(Choice)
What distinguishes this book from others is its attempt to cover the long history of robots, as well as to take the time to explain how many of the technologies actually work.(Peter Asaro Isis)
Tells the biography of the robot, both as an instrument of technology, and as a feature of our imaginations in popular movies and literature--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.