Henry Petroski

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In the MIT LEGO Robot Design Competition , students build robots that interact with their environment—the contest playing field, the game objects, and the opponent robot or robots—in particular ways. The robots thus become part of a complex system of interactions that define their existence. In this paper I explore the biases that students bring to the task(More)
HENRY PETROSKI Bloomsbury: 2016. infrastructure below ground. In an opening vignette about his Brooklyn childhood, he highlights the contradictory nature of all that cabling and piping — simultaneously invis­ ible and utterly necessary, the ever­present context of our daily lives, carrying electricity, waste, water and gas to and from our homes. But his(More)
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