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📒The Wild Robot ✍ Peter Brown
✏The Wild Robot Book Summary : Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.
📒The Wild Robot Escapes ✍ Peter Brown
✏The Wild Robot Escapes Book Summary : An instant New York Times bestseller! The sequel to the bestselling The Wild Robot, by award-winning author Peter Brown Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island? From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot, about what happens when nature and technology collide.
📒Language Development In The Digital Age ✍ Mila Vulchanova
✏Language Development in the Digital Age Book Summary : The digital age is changing our children’s lives and childhood dramatically. New technologies transform the way people interact with each other, the way stories are shared and distributed, and the way reality is presented and perceived. Parents experience that toddlers can handle tablets and apps with a level of sophistication the children’s grandparents can only envy. The question of how the ecology of the child affects the acquisition of competencies and skills has been approached from different angles in different disciplines. In linguistics, psychology and neuroscience, the central question addressed concerns the specific role of exposure to language. Two influential types of theory have been proposed. On one view the capacity to learn language is hard-wired in the human brain: linguistic input is merely a trigger for language to develop. On an alternative view, language acquisition depends on the linguistic environment of the child, and specifically on language input provided through child-adult communication and interaction. The latter view further specifies that factors in situated interaction are crucial for language learning to take place. In the fields of information technology, artificial intelligence and robotics a current theme is to create robots that develop, as children do, and to establish how embodiment and interaction support language learning in these machines. In the field of human-machine interaction, research is investigating whether using a physical robot, rather than a virtual agent or a computer-based video, has a positive effect on language development. The Research Topic will address the following issues: - What are the methodological challenges faced by research on language acquisition in the digital age? - How should traditional theories and models of language acquisition be revised to account for the multimodal and multichannel nature of language learning in the digital age? - How should existing and future technologies be developed and transformed so as to be most beneficial for child language learning and cognition? - Can new technologies be tailored to support child growth, and most importantly, can they be designed in order to enhance specifically vulnerable children’s language learning environment and opportunities? - What kind of learning mechanisms are involved? - How can artificial intelligence and robotics technologies, as robot tutors, support language development? These questions and issues can only be addressed by means of an interdisciplinary approach that aims at developing new methods of data collection and analysis in cross-sectional and longitudinal perspectives. We welcome contributions addressing these questions from an interdisciplinary perspective both theoretically and empirically.
📒Geek Heroines An Encyclopedia Of Female Heroes In Popular Culture ✍ Karen M. Walsh
✏Geek Heroines An Encyclopedia of Female Heroes in Popular Culture Book Summary : Geek Heroines not only tells the stories of fictional and real women, but also explores how they represent changes in societal views of women, including women of color and the LGBTQ community. • Provides readers with an intersectional approach to geek culture that incorporates a variety of female identities • Details the historical problems of women's representation in geek culture including hypersexualization, bi-erasure, and transgender issues • Focuses on how characters and real-life women empower female identifications • Analyzes the geek community's history of sexism focusing on how social norms lead to one-dimensional characterizations
📒Computer Vision Eccv 2016 Workshops ✍ Gang Hua
✏Computer Vision ECCV 2016 Workshops Book Summary : The three-volume set LNCS 9913, LNCS 9914, and LNCS 9915 comprises the refereed proceedings of the Workshops that took place in conjunction with the 14th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2016, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in October 2016. The three-volume set LNCS 9913, LNCS 9914, and LNCS 9915 comprises the refereed proceedings of the Workshops that took place in conjunction with the 14th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2016, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in October 2016. 27 workshops from 44 workshops proposals were selected for inclusion in the proceedings. These address the following themes: Datasets and Performance Analysis in Early Vision; Visual Analysis of Sketches; Biological and Artificial Vision; Brave New Ideas for Motion Representations; Joint ImageNet and MS COCO Visual Recognition Challenge; Geometry Meets Deep Learning; Action and Anticipation for Visual Learning; Computer Vision for Road Scene Understanding and Autonomous Driving; Challenge on Automatic Personality Analysis; BioImage Computing; Benchmarking Multi-Target Tracking: MOTChallenge; Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics; Transferring and Adapting Source Knowledge in Computer Vision; Recovering 6D Object Pose; Robust Reading; 3D Face Alignment in the Wild and Challenge; Egocentric Perception, Interaction and Computing; Local Features: State of the Art, Open Problems and Performance Evaluation; Crowd Understanding; Video Segmentation; The Visual Object Tracking Challenge Workshop; Web-scale Vision and Social Media; Computer Vision for Audio-visual Media; Computer VISion for ART Analysis; Virtual/Augmented Reality for Visual Artificial Intelligence; Joint Workshop on Storytelling with Images and Videos and Large Scale Movie Description and Understanding Challenge.
📒The Mind Club ✍ Daniel M. Wegner
✏The Mind Club Book Summary : “Compelling, and so beautifully written…’The Mind Club’ deftly brings the most up-to-date research about other minds to readers of all backgrounds. It may cause you to think differently about crime and punishment, about business transactions and health care, and even about the upcoming elections. Things might just start looking up.”–The Wall Street Journal From dogs to gods, the science of understanding mysterious minds—including your own. Nothing seems more real than the minds of other people. When you consider what your boss is thinking or whether your spouse is happy, you are admitting them into the "mind club." It’s easy to assume other humans can think and feel, but what about a cow, a computer, a corporation? What kinds of mind do they have? Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray are award-winning psychologists who have discovered that minds—while incredibly important—are a matter of perception. Their research opens a trove of new findings, with insights into human behavior that are fascinating, frightening and funny. The Mind Club explains why we love some animals and eat others, why people debate the existence of God so intensely, how good people can be so cruel, and why robots make such poor lovers. By investigating the mind perception of extraordinary targets—animals, machines, comatose people, god—Wegner and Gray explain what it means to have a mind, and why it matters so much. Fusing cutting-edge research and personal anecdotes, The Mind Club explores the moral dimensions of mind perception with wit and compassion, revealing the surprisingly simple basis for what compels us to love and hate, to harm and to protect. From the Hardcover edition.
📒The Right Fit ✍ Daphne Dubois
✏The Right Fit Book Summary : When Maxine Nicholls discovers her fiancé is cheating, she turns to fast food and nighttime soap operas, but her sister has a plan—unbridled rebound sex with a stranger. As one of Toronto's hottest players, Antony Laurent tallies scores on and off the ice, but when the chiseled defense man hits a slump, rumors of a trade to the minor league send him to ambush a managers meeting at a posh club. That night a chance encounter ends up as an unforgettable evening of passion. But Maxine and Antony are about to discover a game of casual hook ups can lead to something neither one of them thought they deserved—the right fit.
📒Daughters Of Forgotten Light ✍ Sean Grigsby
✏Daughters of Forgotten Light Book Summary : Deep space penal colony Oubliette, population: scum. Lena ñHorrorî Horowitz leads the Daughters of Forgotten Light, one of three vicious gangs fighting for survival on Oubliette. Their fragile truce is shaken when a new shipment arrives from Earth carrying a fresh batch of prisoners and supplies to squabble over. But the delivery includes two new surprises: a drone, and a baby. Earth Senator Linda Dolfuse wants evidence of the bloodthirsty gangs to justify the government finally eradicating the wasters dumped on Oubliette. ThereÍs only one problem: the baby in the droneÍs video may be hers. File Under: Science Fiction [ Banged Up | Out of Mind | Girls Gone Bad | Moppet in Space ]
✏Library Journal Book Summary : Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
📒Rex Wrecks It ✍ Ben Clanton
✏Rex Wrecks It Book Summary : Look out! Here comes Rex! Children who love to construct and those who love to destroy will relate to this kid-pleasing tale that builds to a smashing finale. Gizmo, Sprinkles, and Wild are fed up. Every time they build something with their blocks, Rex wrecks it! Whether it's an out-of-this-world rocket, a magical heart, or the biggest, strongest, most awesomerific castle ever, Rex sends it crashing down with a ""Rawr!" "(and sometimes a sheepish""Rawry!"?"). Isn't there "any "way to make playtime fun for "everyone"? With Rex-size humor, Ben Clanton explores the challenges of friendship, the benefits of working together, and the joys of destruction.