Amazing Military Robots

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Are robots smarter than humans? Where are they used? How are they built? Why do they work? Can kids build them? Find the answers in this fascinating look at all things robots.

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Overview

Are robots smarter than humans? Where are they used? How are they built? Why do they work? Can kids build them? Find the answers in this fascinating look at all things robots.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Can you imagine a world where robotic "dogs" carry up to 400 pounds of military equipment at a pace capable of keeping up with fast moving troops? Do you believe that robots can carry enough equipment to support an entire frontline squad of infantryman as they move into combat? Do you think it would be possible for robots to defuse bombs discovered by soldiers on patrol? All of these scenarios presently exist as robots assume a steadily more important role on the field of battle. If you doubt this fact merely consider the missions carried out by unmanned drone aircraft that include surveillance and interdiction at an increasing rate. Robots, their use, and the future of such evolutions in military practices are the subject of this illuminating book. Written in an approachable yet well researched manner, Amazing Military Robots takes readers into an aspect of military science that is truly amazing. While the author does an excellent job of describing robots that already are in operation it is in parting the curtains regarding future developments that he shines. In this way Sean Stewart Price presents a thoughtful book that will appeal to youngsters interested in robots, military science, or human ingenuity. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
School Library Journal
Gr 3–4—Focusing on high-interest topics, these cleanly laid out volumes will fill readers in on the past and present basics of robot design, structure, and function. Competitions covers the range of formal contests, from mock rescues to wild and destructive BattleBots frenzies. With a mention of the Curiosity rover's Mars landing, Space Robots updates the information found in Christopher Forest's otherwise similar Robots in Space (Capstone, 2012), and Amazing Military Robots is a cut above Barbara Alpert's Military Robots (Capstone, 2012) in coverage and reading level. Sidebars with interesting facts (e.g., "Some self-guided robots guard national borders, military bases, and nuclear waste sites") and the clear, color photos of the machines in action may attract browsers and/or robotics enthusiasts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429699174
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sean Stewart Price has written more than 50 books for children and teenagers, and his biography "Front Page Lives: Benazir Bhutto" garnered a starred review from Booklist. He has edited nine books for teachers and contributed to numerous text books and reference works. A former managing editor of "Junior Scholastic" magazine in New York, Price has written articles for publications such as "National Geographic Kids" and "The New York Times Upfront". He lives with his family in Alabama.

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Table of Contents

The Three os 4

Historic Robots of War 8

Today's Fighting Robots 16

What Does the Future Hold? 26

Glossary 30

Read More 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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