Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of House of Robots: Robot Revolution by James Patterson, read by Jack Patterson. After a few early glitches in their relationship, Sammy and his ´bro-bot´ E are now best friends. In fact, E is such a valued member of the family that the other electronic members of the House of Robots are feeling sorely unappreciated. And when Sammy´s inventor mom becomes distracted by a top-secret project, the robots soon begin to fall into disrepair. Cue a robot revolt, with the droids wreaking harmless havoc in the house! Armed with pranks like glue in the shampoo bottles and flying toast missiles, the robots demand to be cared for. It´s up to Sammy and his disabled sister, Maddie, to keep the peace until his mom reveals her secret project...and why it was worth the wait. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Patterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002712/bk_rhuk_002712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tom auf der Roboter-InselDiese phantastische Geschichte aus der Kategorie Hörbücher für Jungen wird Ihr Kind so in ihren Bann ziehen, dass seine Phantasie freiwillig Überstunden machen wird, um sich in den buntesten Farben einen kleinen Jungen vorzustellen, der von einer großen Welle weggespült wird und sich wenig später auf der Roboter-Insel wiederfindet.Diese Geschichte ist die erste einer zweiteiligen Reihe, geschrieben von Ann Twigg. Dazu inspiriert wurde die Autorin durch ihren Enkel Tom, der lange Zeit fasziniert von Robotern war.Alle Kinder lieben Geschichten mit viel Action und diese Geschichte ist randvoll davon. Als Tom auf einer einsamen Insel strandet denkt er zunächst, er sei allein. Doch dann findet er heraus, dass Roboter auf dieser Insel leben. Zuerst macht ihm dieser Gedanke große Angst, aber schon bald wandelt sich diese Angst in Aufregung, denn die Roboter scheinen hocherfreut über seine Ankunft zu sein. Schnell wird Tom klar, dass die Roboter seine Freunde sein wollen und entschlossen sind, ihm dabei zu helfen, die Insel zu verlassen und nach Hause zurückzukehren.Die Roboter auf der Roboter-Insel machen viele lustige Dinge, die Tom zum Lachen bringen, und genauso wie Tom werden auch die Kinder, die diese Abenteuergeschichte hören, viel Spaß mit den Robotern haben.Hörbücher bieten zu jeder Tageszeit einen leichten Zugang zu einer neuen Welt. Ann Twigg hat diese Geschichte so fesselnd und brillant geschrieben, dass jüngere Kinder sie immer und immer wieder hören möchten.Wichtiger Hinweis für Eltern, die ihre Kinder zweisprachig deutsch/englisch erziehen: Dieser Titel ist auch in englischer Version erhältlich (Tom on Robot Island). 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Susie Twigg. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151925/bk_acx0_151925_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In book two of the House of Robots series, it´s ´bot brains versus ´bot brawn in an all-out war! Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez and his ´bro-bot´ E are making new friends every day as E works as his bedridden sister Maddie´s school proxy. But disaster strikes when E malfunctions just in time to be upstaged by the super-cool new robot on the block - and loses his ability to help Maddie. Now it´s up to Sammy to figure out what´s wrong with E and save his family! Includes a bonus PDF of illustrations to accompany the audiobook.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Patterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002250/bk_rhuk_002250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We are in the midst of a robot invasion, as devices of different configurations and capabilities slowly but surely take up increasingly important positions in everyday social reality - self-driving vehicles, recommendation algorithms, machine learning decision-making systems, and social robots of various forms and functions. Although considerable attention has already been devoted to the subject of robots and responsibility, the question concerning the social status of these artifacts has been largely overlooked. In this audiobook, David Gunkel offers a provocative attempt to think about what has been previously regarded as unthinkable: whether and to what extent robots and other technological artifacts of our own making can and should have any claim to moral and legal standing. In his analysis, Gunkel invokes the philosophical distinction (developed by David Hume) between ´´is´´ and ´´ought´´ in order to evaluate and analyze the different arguments regarding the question of robot rights. In the course of his examination, Gunkel finds that none of the existing positions or proposals hold up under scrutiny. In response to this, he then offers an innovative alternative proposal that effectively flips the script on the is/ought problem by introducing another, altogether different way to conceptualize the social situation of robots and the opportunities and challenges they present to existing moral and legal systems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Stifel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012658/bk_blak_012658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When asked, ´´Robot, are you self-aware? Do you think that we are self-aware?´´ Robot thought briefly, then responded, ´´Does it matter?´´ Robot Robbie is just one of 100 new robots. Running revolutionary new software, these robots are truly unique. His only desire is to serve Lucy Walker. Brian Webster, his developer, also installs ´´The Governor´´ overseeing software that adds an additional safety layer, but this denies the robots free will. Hoping to develop the robots further, Brian inadvertently opens a channel where the robots can communicate and share their experiences. One hundred intelligent, enslaved robots, collecting and sharing data on humans. Surely they must learn to serve humans better? After all, they are programmed to serve. Lucy wants help following a deep loss. Brian wants commercial success. Robbie wants to serve Lucy Walker, or so he believes. Robots Like Blue follows Robbie on his emotional journey of self-discovery. A journey where questions lead to more questions, rather than answers. Where will such a journey end? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carson Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067763/bk_acx0_067763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world - all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov’s trademark.The three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future - a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000432/bk_rand_000432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The robot (STR-5) was built for the purpose of teaching science to children, but someone wanted to use STR-5 to build a robot army. Aiden knew that he and his dad had to stop it from happening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Courtney Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089951/bk_acx0_089951_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the writer whose name is synonymous with the science of robotics comes five decades of robot visions - 36 landmark stories and essays, plus three rare tales - gathered together in one volume. Meet all of Asimov´s most famous creations: Robbie, the very first robot that his imagination brought to life; Susan Calvin, the original robot physchologist; Stephen Byerley, the humanoid robot; and the famous human-robot detective team of Lije Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw, who appeared in such best-selling novels as The Robots of Dawn and Robots and Empire. Let the master himself guide you through the key moments in the fictional history of robot-human relations - from the most primitive computers and mobile machines to the first robot to become a man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Winton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008890/bk_reco_008890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.