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The robots aren’t coming – they’re already here. No, Robot, No is Sidekick Books Headbook No. 3: your interactive guide to the art, science, history and future of robotics and artifical intelligence. From cyborgs in cinema and droids in literature to automatons in classic mythology, we have a full programme.

148pp, ISBN 9781909560277

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Headbooks: headlong expeditions into the half-known. A blend of the factual and fantastical, the lyrical and the visual – and fully customisable, with scrapbook and do-it-yourself pages.

The role of robots in our present and future is ever in flux. They are, and have been: dolls, toys, servants, pets, experiments, weapons, carers, companions. They threaten to replace us, to exceed us, to exterminate us. And we for our part go on remaking them – in our minds as much as in labs and lairs. Let No, Robot, No! act as your portable guide to the art and artifice of AI, automata and digital sentience. Hack into it. Overhaul and overload it. Keep it near you like a whirring clockwork heart.

Essential Components

Rowyda Amin, Andre Bagoo, Clive Birnie, Theodoros Chiotis, Angela Cleland, Iris Colomb, Joey Connolly, Ria Dastidar, Rishi Dastidar, Sarah Dawson, Harry Giles, Matthew Haigh, Cliff Hammett, Tom Humberstone, Yvonne Litschel, James Midgley, Gabrielle Nolan, Ollie Palmer, Astra Papachristodoulou, Abigail Parry, Flo Reynolds, Adam Samson, Ruth Stacey, Alex Stevens, Becky Varley-Winter, Katy Wareham Morris, Rebecca Wigmore, Chrissy Williams, Cat Woodward.

No, Robot, No! is the third book in the Headbooks series. For a trip back in time from robots to Rome, check out Bad Kid Catullus.