Robot Competitions

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Get ready for mechanical mayhem! Robot competitions are a worldwide sensation where sumo robots smash, battle robots crash, and soccer robots clash. Learn all about the amazing ways robot builders test their skills and push their robots to the limit.

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Overview

Get ready for mechanical mayhem! Robot competitions are a worldwide sensation where sumo robots smash, battle robots crash, and soccer robots clash. Learn all about the amazing ways robot builders test their skills and push their robots to the limit.

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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
“Let the game begin!” announces the action and excitement usually associated with sports like football and basketball. When the competitors are robots, it is easy to lose sight of the painstaking design, methodical planning, and hours of programming and testing that prepare robots to play in sporting events. Forest shows the fun side of robotics by describing local, regional, and international competitions. In addition to the excitement, these competitions involve young people in technology and science, help to advance knowledge in math and engineering, push the limits of robotic development and showcase ways robots can contribute to peoples’ lives. Color photographs and descriptive captions add eye-catching visuals about robot design and the goals of competition. Sidebars labeled “Robot Fact” provide interesting details about the subjects covered in the text. Words printed in red are defined in a separate footnote on the same page. Forest’s book, one of the “Edge Books” set and designed to interest more students in science, engineering and technology, is a well-condensed survey of the complex, challenging world of robot competition. His book concludes with a glossary, a list of resources titled “Read More,” a list of internet sites, and an index. As an introduction to the world of robot competition, as well as the science of robotics in general, this book would be a good addition to a middle school class or a library’s resource material on science and information technology. Reviewer: Hazel Buys; Ages 8 to 14.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429699204
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,072,869
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Chris lives in Danvers, Massachusetts, in the neighborhood where the Salem Witch Trials occurred. He lives there with his wife, daughter, son, and two cats, Molly and Murray, and enjoys spending time with his family. When Chris is not writing, he is busy teaching middle school students in Natick, Massachusetts, reading, playing guitar, or learning more about his favorite subject, American history.
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