We all have heard about the word Robots either in movies, comics, video games or books. Just like me I feel everyone is fascinated by robots, recall your childhood movie terminator or cartoon like transformers. Living in fantasy in the past but today no more living in fantasy. Humans of the modern world have turned their fantasy into reality by the power of knowledge. The advancement of science and technology has enabled us to design and build robots. One can learn about robotics and machines through study and research.

Best Books on Robotics

Today man has reached the surface of mars and moon with the help of robotics. Some of the best books on robotics are recommended by us to all robotics students, scholars, researchers, scientists and everyone.

1. Life 3.0

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence is a New York Times Best Seller book on robotics. This book is written by Max Tegmark. Max Tegmark is MIT professor and physicist and robotics researcher. In this book the writer has explored the relationship of AI & Robotics and its impact on humans. The writer has explained the three stages of life in terms of artificial intelligence and consciousness.

This book on robotics has 8 Chapters. This non-fiction science book was published in 2017 by Knopf publishers. The length of the book is 384 Pages. It is available in several formats.

Length: 384 Pages

Available Formats: Kindle, Audiobook, Paperback, Hardcover

Latest Version: 1st Edition

Rating: 4.5 out of 5


2. Human Compatible

Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control is a non-fiction book on robotics and automation. This book is authored by Stuart Russell. Stuart Russell is a professor of computer science at the University of California. Stuart Russell has contributed a lot to the field of artificial intelligence. He has worked on the compatibility of humans and AI. One can learn through this book about the value of machines, the use of robotics and its future status. The writer gives a glimpse on how humans can coexist with intelligent machines in the future.

Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control consists of 10 Chapters. This book on robotics was published in 2019 by Penguin Books and its length is 352 Pages. This book is available in a few formats.

Length: 352 Pages

Available Formats: Kindle, Audiobook, Paperback, Hardcover

Latest Version: 1st Edition

Rating: 4.6 out of 5


3. The Singularity Is Near

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology is authored by one of the world leading thinkers named Ray Kurzweil. Ray Kurzweil is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. This book The Singularity Is Near is about the merging of robots with humans in the future. This writer writes that the human-computer organism will be the most sophisticated and advanced marvel of science in the future.

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology comprises of 9 Chapters. This robotics category book was initially published in 2005 by the Viking Press. This book is 672 Pages in length. This futuristic book is available in several formats.

Length: 672 Pages

Available Formats: Kindle, Audiobook, Paperback, Hardcover

Latest Version: 1st Edition

Rating: 4.4 out of 5


4. The New Breed

The New Breed: What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots is among the list of best robotics books. This robotics book is authored by Kate Darling. Kate Darling is an academician and a researcher at MIT’s Media Lab. This book focuses on the animals’ behavior and how it can be integrated with robots in the future.

The New Breed: What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots has 3 Parts divided into 10 Chapters. This book was published in 2021 by Henry Holt and Co. Its length is 336 Pages and is available in a few formats.

Length: 336 Pages

Available Formats: Kindle, Audiobook, Paperback, Hardcover

Latest Version: 1st Edition

Rating: 4.7 out of 5


5. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: 101 Things You Must Know Today About Our Future is authored by Lasse Rouhiainen. Lasse Rouhiainen is an expert of artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. This book encompasses topics which explain the effects of artificial intelligence on us. The effects of AI on business processes, lifestyle, job market and almost everything around us.

Artificial Intelligence: 101 Things You Must Know Today About Our Future consists of 10 Chapters. This book was published in 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Its length is 300 Pages and is available in 3 formats.

Length: 300 Pages

Available Formats: Kindle, Audiobook, Paperback

Latest Version: 1st Edition

Rating: 4.4 out of 5


6. The Second Machine Age

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies is another New York Times Bestseller book on robots and machines. The authors of the book are Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. Erik Brynjolfsson is the director of the MIT Center for Digital Business and one of the most cited scholars in information systems and economics.Andrew McAfee, a principal research scientist at MIT, studies how digital technologies are changing the world. This book covers the modern computer-age disruptive technologies which will automate a lot of cognitive tasks that will replace humans and software driven machines. This book has a lot to offer to its readers.

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies comprises 15 Chapters in total. The book was published back in 2014 by W. W. Norton & Company. The length of this book is 336 Pages and it is available in a variety of formats.

Length: 336 Pages

Available Formats: Kindle, Audiobook, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio CD

Latest Version: 1st Reprint Edition

Rating: 4.4 out of 5


7. Intelligent Automation

INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION: Learn how to harness Artificial Intelligence to boost business & make our world more human is a reference book related to the field of robotics. Its authors are Pascal Bornet, Ian Barkin and Jochen Wirtz. Pascal Bornet is a recognized global expert, thought leader, and pioneer in the field of intelligent automation. Ian Barkin is Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Sykes Enterprises. Jochen Wirtz is Vice Dean MBA Programmes and Professor of Marketing at the National University of Singapore. This book is about intelligent automation and its benefits. It focuses on how automation is helping the businesses to tap their full potential. 

Intelligent Automation book content consists of 4 Parts. It was Independently published in 2020 by Lulu.com. The length of this book is 432 Pages and it is available in some formats.

Length: 432 Pages

Available Formats: Kindle, Audiobook, Hardcover, Paperback

Latest Version: 1st Edition

Rating: 4.5 out of 5


8. Probabilistic Robotics

Probabilistic Robotics is one of the books in the Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents 9 book series. The authors of this book are Sebastian Thrun, Wolfram Burgard and Dieter Fox. All the authors are German scientists. The book focuses on the technical aspects of robotics. Readers will learn about how robots will react to uncertainty. Here uncertainty means the interaction of robotic algorithms with the real world environment and problems.

Probabilistic Robotics has 17 Chapters. This book was published by MIT Press in 2005. It consists of 672 Pages and is available in 2 formats.

Length: 672 Pages

Available Formats: Kindle, Hardcover

Latest Version: 1st Edition

Rating: 4.7 out of 5


9. The Fourth Age

The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity is a good book on robotics. It is authored by Byron Reese who is the CEO of JJKent. Byron invests in AI projects that can help the consumers. This book is not a traditional book. It forces readers to think about the rise of AI and its concepts.

The Fourth Age consists of 5 Parts. It was published in 2018 by Atria Books. The length of this book is 336 Pages and it is available in all formats.

Length: 336 Pages

Available Formats: Kindle, Audiobook, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio CD

Latest Version: 1st Edition

Rating: 4.5 out of 5


10. Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems

Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems: Theory, Methods, and Algorithms is one of the best robotics textbooks by Springer publications. The writer of this book is Jorge Angeles who is affiliated with McGill University. Jorge Angeles does research in Robotics, Automation, Design and Mechanical Systems. This book covers a wide range of basic topics like the working and mechanics of mechanical systems which can be transformed into modern robotics.

Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems: Theory, Methods, and Algorithms has 10 Chapters. Initially it was published in 1997, the current version was published in 2002. The length of this book is 521 Pages. This latest version of this book is available in 1 format only.

Length: 521 Pages

Available Formats: Hardcover

Latest Version: 2nd Edition

Rating: 5 out of 5


11. Robotics, Vision and Control

Robotics, Vision and Control: Fundamental Algorithms In MATLAB is authored by Peter Corke. Peter Corke is an Australian roboticist and director of Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision. This book has a vast array of topics which revolve around the combination of robotics and computer vision.

Robotics, Vision and Control: Fundamental Algorithms In MATLAB consists of 16 Chapters. It was initially published in 2011 by Springer. The length of this book is 722 Pages and it is available in kindle and paperback format.

Length: 722 Pages

Available Formats: Kindle, Paperback

Latest Version: 2nd Edition

Rating: 4.8 out of 5

These are 11 best books on robotics. Which one have you read? Which one do you like? Did we miss anything let us know.

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