Robot Brains

Robot Brains

by David Jefferis
     
 

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Children's Literature - Erin Pelletier
Part of the "Robozones" series of books, this book focuses on the inner-workings, or brain, of a robot. The book opens with a discussion of early robotics going back to the 1500s and how robots have evolved since then with the introduction of microchips and computers. Today's robots can be programmed to do different tasks, ranging in complexity. Readers are introduced to sensors, which allow robots to decipher the strength required to pick up certain objects, such as balloons, without popping them. The topic of artificial intelligence is also touched upon. Although robots are able to make decisions and think for themselves in books and movies, today's robots are not yet that evolved. The book concludes with a look at the future of robots and how scientists are improving robots to perform more complex tasks. Much like the rest of the books in the series, each chapter is a double-page spread, busy with color. Although each chapter is heavy with pictures and illustrations, the text, captions, and sidebars provide a lot of information. Both avid and reluctant readers will find the layout and organization of this book appealing. Reviewer: Erin Pelletier

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778728863
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Robozones Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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