Hello and again everybody!
That's right, the English version of the book is now complete and awaits for someone to read it. It is over 100 pages long. But it still needs to be translated to Polish – my native language. Of course I could have posted it right now, but I decided that I will post both language versions at once. I officially declare that the book will have been released on 13th December 2013. I promise, the wait is finally over.
It is as for now my greatest piece of work in which I've put most effort. Indeed, I definitely could write yet some few more details, but I believe that the most essential information is already included.
This is also the result of my 7 years work. By that time I have gathered a lot of information and made some of my personal conclusions. I hope you're going to like the writing style, as I have tried to do my best. Many sentences were constantly rewritten, till I felt they're satisfactory enough. And I really'd like as many people as possible to read it. Cause the book is made for everyone who shares the interest in robots. This is going to be my greatest achievement or my worst failure. Time will show.
This is the complete table of contents (I added some new info, as well as combined some topics into larger ones):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)
Various terms Timeless division
Three basic units
VitalityOther information Robot stereotypes
How robots are named?
Can machines be alive?
How machines percept the world?
Robocalypse and the Three Laws of Robotics
Robot Hall of Fame
Some other curiositiesHall of fame
I hope this satisfies all of you.
Some quite a longer time ago I've written my first short story titled “The Experiment”. So far it haven't received even a single comment or fav. And I'd love to hear your opinion. And if you don't really like it, just type “I don't like it” or “it's a piece of crap” and I'm gonna do better next time. The story has a lot of dark tones, but don't worry, the book is written is very positive language.