High-Risk Robots

High-Risk Robots

by Tony Hyland
     
 

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of the "Robots and Robotics" series, this book will fly off the shelf. Info-seeking readers will revel in robots dealing with bombs, robots performing search and rescue, and robots exploring volcanoes, especially since one of the robots built for volcanoes gets stuck and has to be rescued. The next generation of robots described in the book, the Robovolc, is more versatile: "Robovolc can drive up a volcano's side and then into the crater. It can collect samples and data in places that are not safe for humans. Robovolc's six independent wheels keep it rolling over the rockiest ground. [...] If any wheel gets stuck, the others will keep Robovolc going." Colorful photos take up at least one-third of each page. This is a high-tech book, which discusses real science. It feels, though, like these robots are out of a science-fiction story, a story that includes danger, dirt, and cool-looking machines. Back matter includes instructions for building a model rescue robot using Lego Mindstorms, a glossary, and an index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599201191
Publisher:
Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
Robots and Robotics Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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