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For the average reader with basic knowledge of middle school science, this "Hot Science" entry explains the phenomenal theoretical and practical applications of robotics and artificial intelligence. Beginning with human fascination with mechanical men dating back to the Greeks, through the household servants imagined at the early part of the 1900s to the science fiction robot of the movies, Fritz lays the groundwork for the solid science which follows. Pictures and captions support the information about robots in undersea exploration, medicine, finely adjusted machinery for making other machinery, earthquake rubble exploration (and other exploratory expeditions such as outer space), and artificial limbs. Readers may be most intrigued by the chapter on "The Thinking Robot" because a sentient robot depends on a computer to do the thinking, cutting edge research that the next computer-savvy generation may play a huge part in developing. Photographs draw on actual research, computer simulation, and a picture of the cover of an Isaac Asimov book shows a robot dreaming: "About what?" asks the text in a look to the future. Fritz does an admirable job of apt comparisons, historical perspective and future predictions without skipping a narrative beat. While readers may need to reread some explanations, it's all very clear. A solid resource, the book includes a glossary and index. 2003, Smart Apple Media, Ages 12 to 15.
— Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-Robotics explores mankind's longstanding fascination with the possibility of a humanoid machine. From ideas only realized in science fiction to the machines that help us today, Fritz introduces the history of robots and the future prospects of artificial intelligence. The popularity of robots remains strong, and the well-organized discussion, paired with a good mix of sci-fi illustrations and photographs of machines in action, will be an easy sell to students. Cosmology provides a detailed discussion of our origin as described by the Big Bang theory and examines how scientists continue to investigate the universe. The size and shape of this book make it appear to be suitable for third or fourth graders. However, its content is much more advanced. Jedicke presents a brief discussion of scientific notation and then utilizes this mathematical representation to illustrate very large and very small measurements. Incredibly realistic illustrations, high-quality photographs, and captivating spreads offer much to entice the eye. Unfortunately, these appealing images tend to disrupt the flow of the text, making the scientific concepts even harder to follow. Although the ideas presented are introduced as theory, readers may not grasp what is fact and what is yet to be proven. Despite these problems, students could be guided through this book to begin thinking about the origins of the universe. In a concluding chapter, Jedicke offers a brief discussion of string theory, a hot topic that would be a timely choice for science papers.-Jenna Miller, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781583403648
  • Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Hot Science Ser.
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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