OK, I wasn’t planning to blog today until I saw something on the Today show about a “lifelike” Japanese robot modeling a bridal gown at a fashion show. Oh, my. I wouldn’t call it very lifelike, myself, but to judge for yourself read “Here comes the cybernetic bride” at the CNET news site and see it for yourself at YouTube: YouTube Preview Image

The Robot book coverIf you’d like to read more about robotics, Andersen Library’s catalog can help you find titles such as The robot: The life story of a technology (3rd-floor Main Collection, TJ211 .N63 2007).

The Library’s article databases could be used to find such articles as “Computational Models to Synthesize Human Walking” (Journal of Bionic Engineering, vol.3:no.3, Sept. 2006, pp. 127-138).

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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2 Responses to Robots

  1. De says:

    That fits into the movie I saw over the weekend-Transformers 2. A library is featured in this movie but unfortunately it is getting destroyed. Poor library.

  2. Kate says:

    That’s just creepy. I also saw a news report where top technology scientists met and discussed the very real possibility that computers/robots could take over the human race someday. Maybe not so much robots (like in the movie I, Robot) but just the possibility of terrorists using technology to cause chaos, such as our cell phones crashing or using computers to cause world-wide havoc with viruses. Interesting stuff!

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