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The Resource Architectural robotics : ecosystems of bits, bytes, and biology, Keith Evan Green

Architectural robotics : ecosystems of bits, bytes, and biology, Keith Evan Green

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Architectural robotics : ecosystems of bits, bytes, and biology
Title
Architectural robotics
Title remainder
ecosystems of bits, bytes, and biology
Statement of responsibility
Keith Evan Green
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The relationship of humans to computers can no longer be represented as one person in a chair and one computer on a desk. Today computing finds its way into our pockets, our cars, our appliances; it is ubiquitous -- an inescapable part of our everyday lives. Computing is even expanding beyond our devices; sensors, microcontrollers, and actuators are increasingly embedded into the built environment. In Architectural Robotics, Keith Evan Green looks toward the next frontier in computing: interactive, partly intelligent, meticulously designed physical environments. Green examines how these 'architectural robotic' systems will support and augment us at work, school, and home, as we roam, interconnect, and age.Green tells the stories of three projects from his research lab that exemplify the reconfigurable, distributed, and transfigurable environments of architectural robotics. The Animated Work Environment is a robotic work environment of shape-shifting physical space that responds dynamically to the working life of the people within it; home+ is a suite of networked, distributed 'robotic furnishings' integrated into existing domestic and healthcare environments; and LIT ROOM offers a simulated environment in which the physical space of a room merges with the imaginary space of a book, becoming 'a portal to elsewhere.' How far beyond workstations, furniture, and rooms can the environments of architectural robotics stretch? Green imagines scaled-up neighborhoods, villages, and metropolises composed of physical bits, digital bytes, living things, and their hybrids. Not global but local, architectural robotics grounds computing in a capacious cyber-physical home"--Provided by publisher
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Green, Keith Evan,
Dewey number
720/.47
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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M.I.T. Press
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  • Architecture and technology
  • Architecture
  • Buildings
  • Cooperating objects (Computer systems)
  • Intelligent buildings
  • Robotics
  • Smart materials in architecture
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Architectural robotics : ecosystems of bits, bytes, and biology, Keith Evan Green
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-247) and index
Contents
Prologue : Scenes from a marriage -- Of metaphors, stories, and forms -- I. Reconfigurable : Spaces of many functions -- In awe of the new workflow -- The reconfigurable environment -- II. Distributed : Living rooms -- The art of home+ -- The distributed environment -- III. Transfigurable : Portals to elsewhere -- A LIT ROOM for the persistence of print -- The transfigurable environment -- Epilogue : Ecosystems of bits, bytes, and biology
Control code
ocn960140017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262334211
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960140017
Label
Architectural robotics : ecosystems of bits, bytes, and biology, Keith Evan Green
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-247) and index
Contents
Prologue : Scenes from a marriage -- Of metaphors, stories, and forms -- I. Reconfigurable : Spaces of many functions -- In awe of the new workflow -- The reconfigurable environment -- II. Distributed : Living rooms -- The art of home+ -- The distributed environment -- III. Transfigurable : Portals to elsewhere -- A LIT ROOM for the persistence of print -- The transfigurable environment -- Epilogue : Ecosystems of bits, bytes, and biology
Control code
ocn960140017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262334211
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960140017

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