1985 1st edition "First Edition" stated; by Isaac Asimov and Karen A. Frenkel; Harmony Books publishers, New York; hardbound in glossy black boards with bold silver lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.


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This illustrated examination of the origins of robots traces their development from the first medieval clockwork figures to current models capable of performing tasks that range from welding car bodies to serving drinks.


The book is heavily focused on the business/economics of industrial robots. Then, it deals extensively with personalities, especially Joseph F. Engelberger, "Father of Industrial Robots" and founder of Unimation: a plain-speaking pioneer whose earthy remarks punctuate many chapters. A state of the art reportage of the current use of robots in materials handling, assembly, etc. The book provides a useful global picture, along with helpful analysis."

Robots: Machines in Man's Image by Isaac Asimov

SKU: BS76b