Robotics: Hephaestus does it again

Robotics: Hephaestus does it again

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It was when I was preparing this lecture that I discovered that roboticists had a god: Hephaestus. In Greek mythology, Hephaestus was a talented craftsman. Enamoured with Athena, he attempted to woo her, in vain. The goddess of knowledge withstood the advances of the god of doing. Robotics stems from this tension. Although the myth contradicts a current tendency to confuse science and technology, it nevertheless reflects my experience with innovation.

Book Details  

Publisher: Collège de France (February 13, 2013)

Collection: Leçons inaugurales

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English

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