Robots

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WHAT'S THAT STIRRING AND WHIRRING?

Robots have left the lab and are on the move, discovering sunken treasure, traveling deep into space, and venturing inside raging infernos. Read about the real-life robots that are mowing our lawns, spying on us, saving lives, and doing what humans cannot — dealing with deadly poisons and explosive devices! But that's not all. You'll learn about what might be in store with advances in artificial intelligence, robots that are learning to mimic ...

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Overview

WHAT'S THAT STIRRING AND WHIRRING?

Robots have left the lab and are on the move, discovering sunken treasure, traveling deep into space, and venturing inside raging infernos. Read about the real-life robots that are mowing our lawns, spying on us, saving lives, and doing what humans cannot — dealing with deadly poisons and explosive devices! But that's not all. You'll learn about what might be in store with advances in artificial intelligence, robots that are learning to mimic human emotions, and even half-human, half-robot cyborgs. Could a robot rebellion occur in the future? Will nanorobots be so small that a thousand of them could hide behind a pinhead? From giant car-crushing machines to the latest microbots working inside the human body, this is the complete guide to the exciting world of robotics.

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Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
The "eyes" have it when it comes to the cover of this book! The robot there glows with one ruby red eye, and the cover snaps open with a lift of the other. While kids interested in robots and technology will be drawn immediately to the book, readers of all ages will find it fascinating as well. The first chapter explains what a robot is, and the second features early models, including the Elektro, which appeared at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Elektro's pet dog Sparky walked, talked and turned its head on command. The many jobs performed by robots, including those considered too dangerous for humans are of interest, as is the chapter on "Robots in Space." In addition, the chapter entitled "D. I. Y. Droids," with information about do-it-yourself building robot building, will have many youngsters longing to do just that. There are items to pique the interest throughout, including flaps to open, tabs to pull and a pop-up figure of a nanobot. Still, the book is also chock-full of information and compelling illustrations. This would be a great gift for any young student of technology. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416964148
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 6/17/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 507,468
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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