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robot

a form of programmable automatic machine that performs repetitive PRODUCTION tasks in place of human operatives on a PRODUCTION LINE. Robots can be used for tasks such as welding or spray painting, which can be unhealthy for human operatives to perform, and assembly tasks, which can be performed more rapidly and consistently than by human workers. The use of robots can therefore improve the PRODUCTIVITY of production operations and the QUALITY of products.
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And in attending to specific echoes of cybernetics in the work of roboticist Rodney Brooks and sociologist Andrew Pickering, Kline downplays just how ubiquitous cybernetic ideas have become in current conceptualizations of big data, machine learning, and robotics.
The chapter on cybernetics fittingly ends by revealing how Utopian concepts about innovations in science and technology had allowed for the catastrophic fall of Detroit, both symbolically and economically, by the 1990s.
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I study the sciences often labeled "cybernetics": the studies of communication and control in animals and machines.
It seems here that whilst the historical links of information as a technical entity with cybernetics, computing, and communication need little explanation, the social qualities of information--and hence its intimate connection with control more broadly--are perhaps less well understood.
Ross Ashby in his book "An Introduction to Cybernetics" which dealt with the study of self-regulating systems in living organisms.
Although this earnest embrace of technology was at the heart of more interactive video installations--seen in this exhibition mostly through documentation and involving, at times, the "invisible energies" of dancers and even live meditators--Downey's faith in cybernetic feedback seems to take a hit in his best-known work, Video Trans Americas, 1973-76, and definitively falters in his subsequent video project with the Yanomami Indians in Venezuela in 1976 and 1977.
Researchers shared findings and theories, and practitioners shared ideas and experience regarding applications in all aspects of human-machine systems and cybernetics for IHMSC 2013.
Constantine Constantinides, M.D., Ph.D., CEO, healthCare cybernetics (UK)
The research team from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics have now, for the first time, observed and characterised the eye movements of freely moving rats.