DK Eyewitness Books: Robot

DK Eyewitness Books: Robot

by Roger Bridgman
     
 

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Take a detailed look at the fascinating world of robots - from the earliest single-task machines to the advanced intelligence of robots with feelings. Young readers will be amazed to learn all that robots can do: perform delicate surgical operations, clean city sewers, work as museum tour guides, or even battle each other in combat. Find out how humans have

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Take a detailed look at the fascinating world of robots - from the earliest single-task machines to the advanced intelligence of robots with feelings. Young readers will be amazed to learn all that robots can do: perform delicate surgical operations, clean city sewers, work as museum tour guides, or even battle each other in combat. Find out how humans have created these mechanical minds and bodies.

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Toy designer, Dave Hampton, launched the robotic creature, Furby, in 1998. This voice-activated toy was extremely popular. When Sony's robotic dog, Aibo, went on sale the following year, it too, amazed and thrilled the toy-buying crowd. This fascination with robots, the history, the fictionalized views of robots, the robot's artificial intelligence, the research into programmable emotions, the development of cyborgs, the various and wildly varied uses for robots, the current designs and the future trends are all examined in this "Eyewitness Book" about Robots. Robots are not only toys or labor saving household help, but they are able to do surgery, work on science experiments, explore outer space, fly planes, explore the seas, play musical instruments, fight wars, and become movie stars such as the pig in the movie, Babe. As with most Dorling Kindersley Books, the page design is heavy on images and consequently the text is short, concise and easy to read little nuggets. This book is part of the "Eyewitness Books" series, which includes over 130 titles on subjects ranging from cats to crime detection. 2004, Dorling Kindersley, Ages 6 to 16.
—Sally J. K. Davies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756602543
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series, #131
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
354,174
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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