Robots Rising

Robots Rising


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Scientists are using robo-insects to study insect behavior. Meet robo-roach-the bionic bug.

The days of industrial-looking robots with mechanical voices and dome-shaped heads are long gone. Today, a robot might crawl up your arm, locate a hidden land mine, detect cracks in nuclear storage silos, serve appetizers, or chat with you about tennis.

In this intriguing book filled with photographs and detailed illustrations, young readers are introduced to the new generation of robots: there's Mini Andros who defuses bombs, Wanda the robopike—a fish robot who studies the behavior of aquatic mammals—and Aesop 3000, a voice-controlled robotic arm that helps doctors perform invasive surgery. These are just a few of the astonishing robotic creations that are helping us learn more about our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805060966
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 12/15/1999
Series: Redfeather Chapter Book Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile: 1140L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Carol Sonenklar is the author of the novels Bug Boy and Bug Girl. A freelance journalist for a variety of magazines and newspapers, Ms. Sonenklar lives in State College, Pennsylvania with her family.

John Kaufmann does illustration work and graphic design for several magazines and advertising firms. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his family.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The New Kids on the Block3
1Who Ya Gonna Call?: Robots on Hazardous Duty6
2The Little Rover That Could: Robots in Space17
3Don't Squash It!: Bugbots28
4If I Only Had a Brain: Artificial Intelligence38
5If It Talks Like a Duck ...: Animal Robots (RoboTuna, Pike, and BatBot)51
6The Bedside Manner Could Use Some Help: Robodoctors59
7The Humanoid Gang: Julie, Cyc, and Cog68
8In This Corner ...: Robots at War--Contests, Competitions79
How to Build Your Own Robot89

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SoccerDude on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a good way to study robots. It has stories about robots famous or not. It has a guide on robots and what they're used for. I think this is the best non-fiction ever. I loved this book and I think you would too. :^)