Dr. Marco Bitetto is an award winning legally blind Roboticist, science researcher and science writer. He earned his Doctoral Degree in Robotics from the Union Institute in 1994. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the State University of New York in 1991. He has done research on robotics based machine vision and also robots that are capable of learning by example. He has also written in professional journals and for laymen based science journals. Furthermore, He has delivered I.E.E.E. based research papers presentations at I.E.E.E. conferences.
In the field of robotics there exist a collection of problems that make the creation of a universal functioning robot extremely difficult. These problems are collectively known as the “Control Factor X Problem”. However, it should be noted that none of the problems of creating a universally functioning
of the solutions that have been applied to these problems. I robot deal with Asimov’s “Laws of Robotics”. For, if it were so simple a problem as the conflicts of Asimov’s “Laws of Robotics”, universal fully functional robots would have become ubiquitous (Dr. Isaac Asimov’s laws of robotics are founded on the three rules that all robots must first of all protect all humans, second of all protect themselves and third of all obey orders from a human except when it comes into conflict with the first two rules).
The reader should note that the computer generated images found within this book were generated via the use of an Artificial Intelligence programming environment called MATHEMATICA. In particular, version 8.2 of Wolfram Research’s MATHEMATICA program that was designed to run on a sixteen processor MACH based UNIX workstation.
Consequently, most of the code for the generation of the fractal graphics presented within this book can be gotten upon request.
However, for those that don’t have the rather expensive Wolfram Research based MATHEMATICA environment, they can go to YOUTUBE and view a fractamation version of the geometric shapes described in this book. The name of the YOUTUBE based fractal music video is “Mathematical Art-Works Four”.