Hello and again everybody!
Hello everyone, Mr. Robotov here and I got some outstanding news for you.
I've recently wrote a book titled "Complete Robot Guide". It is a full-length 108 page long encyclopedia all about robots and machines of any kind in which you will learn not only their history, but also many interesting facts and curiosities. Stereotypes, origin of names, meaning of terms, explaining the language and maybe even a bit of philosophy? That's still not all. That book is mentioned for everyone who wants to expand their horizons or just like me is a great robot fan.
This is the result of my 7 years of work. During that time I've gathered a lot of information and have made some of my personal conclusions. All of that is included in the work. Thus I hope that you're going to like it, because I've put a great amount of effort to make it as perfect and as clearly explaining as possible, so that anyone can understand even the most complicated issues mentioned in the book.
Of course I could still add some few more details here and there if I really wanted to, but I believe that the most essential and important information is already included. Of course, explaining some topics I also sometimes included my personal opinion with which you may or may not agree – that's natural that you have different point of view. I am aware that the “Hall of fame” section of the book may look a bit too short, but to be precise, there are just to many great characters to just list them in one chapter! Thus I've described only few of all of them.
For some reasons I have decided to post it all for free here on dA, so that anyone willing reading it, can have an easy access to it. And by that I, of course, hope that you are going to freely share it with anyone of your choice, also outside dA.
Complete Robot Guide --> mrrobotov.deviantart.com/art/M…
And please, all of your beautiful comments are welcomed. Don't be afraid to share with me your opinion, even if you just want to say some few words, really.
Table of contents:History of machines The origin of word „robot” Machines before R.U.R.
Enter the steam
Electricity times Machines after R.U.R.
First steps towards mechanical “robots”
Computer age Future of machines Time-lineKinds of machines Problems with definitions Some more explanation
Robots and automatons
Mecha (giant robots?)
Nanobots (tiny robots)
Language Timeless division
Three basic units
VitalityOther information Robot stereotypes How robots are named? Organic influence Can machines be alive? How machines percept the world? Mechanical idea Machine paradox Robocalypse and the Three Laws of Robotics Robot Hall of Fame Some other curiositiesHall of fame
Now when the holiday events are over and everything seems to come back to regular state again, I decided to finally widespread the book.
Now it is currently version 1.1 (which means that the original file was replaced). Some very few of you that were lucky enough to see the original have already given me very positive opinions, which gave me even more motivation. I am very glad about all of that and I hope the book is going to get some serious attention.
You don't need to worry if you haven't seen the original. The new version fixes only some last very few remaining visual errors, that most probably you wouldn't be even able to notice. And they don't change any information, not even a single sentence.
I really want you to share the original files, don't alter my work – it's beautiful how it is.
CRG, v.1.0 [original] ---> E5331DA3C401DC08DE7BEEECA1A53228
CRG, v.1.1: [new] -----> 80CCC95E7121161C52653CBEB041C114
If the version of the book you have downloaded from other source than the one linked in this journal (because of the people sharing it all over the net - which is very good) will ever have different md5 value than these two listed here above, it means that it has been altered and therefore is not official and I do not take responsibility or credits for anything presented on its pages.
As for now the only existing version of the book will remain in English. The translation to Polish – my native language is currently hold on as there really wouldn't be any bigger interest in that version (while that still may change with time, thus the translation will be finished and posted).
Also if you are willing to make the translation to your own language, please notify me of that via a note to specify the details.