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Unformatted text preview: Biological characteristics of life: Cells Organization Energy use Homeostasis Growth Reproduction The Three Laws of Robotics : 1. A robot must never harm a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must always follow all orders given to it by a human being, except where those conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own existence, as long as that doesn’t conflict with the First or Second Laws. parallelepiped- 3-d shape with all sides parallelograms clangor- a loud, repeated clanging sound positronics- purely theoretical term for the neural-electric technology that allows complex robot brains to be created hypertrophy- overgrowth cybernetics- the science of communication and control in the animal and the machine basest syllogism mahout- an elephant driver and keeper aplomb- self-confidence slide-rule- an analog calculator consisting of three interlocking strips marked with logarithmic scales, such that multiplication, division etc. can be performed by the equivalent of addition and subtractionsuch that multiplication, division etc....
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- Fall '07
- Homeostasis Growth Reproduction, Cells Organization Energy, complex robot brains