Discover Amazing Robots and Their Robotic Powers
Clive Gifford - All books by this author
Robots are everywhere! Robots can be found in our homes, hospitals, and schools; in books, movies, and computer games. Robots are at work, at play, and even at war. Robots are even out of this world, helping us explore space. This photo-packed book explores the rise of robots, from the first automata (lifelike mechanical figures that acted like humans or animals) to the latest AIs (Artificial Intelligence robots). Learn some bot basics, how robots on the move know where to go, sociable robots with facial expressions, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that chase hurricanes, nanobots that can be injected into a person's bloodstream to fight diseases, and much more. As you flip through the pages of this bold book, you'll discover the many different designs that have captured our imaginations and led to amazing developments in technology. You can even learn how to build your own robot! (Ages 7-10)
From the Reviews:
"Robots are an evergreen topic among studentsand this book is a fine addition to collections who serve youngsters. Large, bright photos and plenty of white space allow for kids to linger on each spread and gain valuable knowledge from the factoids peppered throughout. Over 20 androids are introduced, from fictional movie ones (WALL-E, R2-D2) to real-life robots that help the military, in space, in hospitals, and under the ocean. More recent inventions like Asimo NAO and RoboThespian are also covered. Ending with the future of automatons, a simple how-to activity, and a host of back matter resources (including a thorough index and a listing of videos, crafts, and game sites), this title is as enjoyable as it is informative. VERDICT: Students interested in robotics will greatly benefit as will kids just looking for something to browse. A win for nonfiction collections."
School Library Journal
Hardcover / 64 Pages / 8 1/2 x 11 / 2018