Rise of the Thinking Machines: The Science of Robots

Rise of the Thinking Machines: The Science of Robots

by Jennifer Ann Fretland VanVoorst

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Overview

From R2-D2 and C-3PO to the Terminator, robots have added an exciting edge to movies for decades. But what about robots that are used in real life? Robots are programmed to perform tasks that are either too difficult or too dangerous for humans to do. They can also repeat an action hundreds of times exactly the same way each time. These robots have been extremely useful in manufacturing plants, automotive industries, and even our own homes. The future of robotics, however, lies with autonomous robots—robots that can act independently. This rise of artificial intelligence leads to an unlimited number of possibilities in robotics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756533779
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Series: Headline Science Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Anthony Wacholtz has been a baseball fan since he was old enough to pick up a bat and ball. He earned a degree in English from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and has written a biography for young readers of All-Star catcher Joe Mauer. Besides playing softball and following his favorite team, the Minnesota Twins, he enjoys pitting his baseball knowledge against others in fantasy baseball.

Table of Contents

Robots everywhere — Robots that do what they're told — Remote-controlled robots — Robots that "think" for themselves — The future of robotics.

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