There is no one definition for robots. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica a robot is “any automatically operated machine that replaces human effort, though it may not resemble human being in appearance or perform functions in a humanlike manner.” The term “robot” was first used by Karel Capek in his 1921 play, R.U.R (Rossum’s Universal Robots). The study of robots is call “robotics”, a term coined by the prolific science fiction writer, Isaac Asimov and first used in his short story, Liar published in 1941. These terms are used in both fact and fiction.
The MSU Libraries now has access to Engineering Case Studies Video Online: http://search.alexanderstreet.com.proxy1.cl.msu.edu/engv . This resource contains both video and text resources. While most of the videos portray engineering failure such as the Challenger accident, others highlight important engineering achievements such as the building of the Roman roads. Below is the publisher’s description of this new resource:
"Engineering Case Studies in Video is the first comprehensive resource to provide in-depth, impartial analysis of key engineering failures. Engineering Case Studies in Video offers 250 hours of video and 50,000 pages of text resources to meet this growing need. It provides in-depth coverage for 50 of the most frequently taught and seminal case studies around the world together with supplementary materials from more than 1,000 additional failures. All materials in Engineering Case Studies Online are cultivated by expert editors, with the assistance of an advisory board of engineering librarians and faculty. Materials come from a wide range of content partners, including the National Transportation Safety Board, BBC, Future Media, ABC, National Geographic, and engineering associations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers."
Join us for cake!
Complete our jigsaw puzzle and see what the library looked like 50 years ago.
View our exhibit about the history of the Engineering Library
The Engineering Library will be closed on the following Saturdays because the building will be closed during home football games.
We have a new scanner in the Engineering Library Copy Center that allows users to save their scans to Google Docs, a USB drive or send them to their email. The cost is 5 cents per page scanned. In addition, users now have the option of faxing their scanned documents over the Internet. The cost for faxing is 50 cents/page to numbers in the US & Canada and $1.00/page for international faxes.
Additional information can be found at http://www.lib.msu.edu/branches/eng/copying.jsp.
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