In factories! In the sky! In your cars and phones! In your own home! Robots are everywhere! And they have been for a lot longer than you might realize.
From tea-serving robots in feudal Japan to modern rovers exploring Mars, robots have been humanity's partners, helpers, and protectors for centuries! Join one of the world's earliest robots, a mechanical bird named Pouli, as he explores where robots came from, how they work, and where they’re going in this informative and hilarious new book! Ever dreamt of building your own best friend? It might be easier than you think!
Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topicdinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!
About the Author
Mairghread Scott is an animation and comic book writer. Her animation includes Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, and more. Her published books include Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Till All Are One, Transformers: Windblade, Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1 and The Secret on the Other Side (also from First Second).
Jacob Chabot is an Eisner Awardnominated and New York Times bestselling cartoonist. He is best known for his work on all-ages comics like Spongebob Comics, The Simpsons, and his creator-owned book The Mighty Skullboy Army.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Next to my son I really enjoyed learning a new topic together. In this comic format, the information is easy to digest, the text is direct and concise, everything is complemented perfectly with artwork.. It is an informative and educational book, and not so much an instruction book or a book to get down to work. In a very pleasant way we learned about the historical background of automata, robots, drones and even something about computers. It is remarkable that automaton were made some centuries ago, with very basic mechanisms but that are still very useful. My son who loves to invent and caused him a lot of curiosity and interest to know that these mechanical devices existed in the past and to be able to build some. We learned many anecdotes and data that we did not know, it was very educational, an interesting cultural tour on the subject and accompanied by a very pleasant automaton pigeon. As we progressed in the book, we learned about sensors, the computer programming language that controls the response of robots according to the characteristics of the environment and the actions that you want them to have. And we come perhaps to the part most expected by children about building their own first robot, acquiring a kit of adequate level. The authors describe the main functions of the components and invite children to become advanced robot makers, program their own robots from scratch and participate in competitions. The introverted theme about artificial intelligence and the possibility of becoming self-aware are also discussed in a very general way; the fact that we already live in automated buildings or houses; that computers are becoming virtual assistants, interact with us and are more powerful. My appreciation to the Publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to review the book