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 robopikea fish robot who studies the behavior of aquatic mammalsand 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.
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 Block||3|
|1||Who Ya Gonna Call?: Robots on Hazardous Duty||6|
|2||The Little Rover That Could: Robots in Space||17|
|3||Don't Squash It!: Bugbots||28|
|4||If I Only Had a Brain: Artificial Intelligence||38|
|5||If It Talks Like a Duck ...: Animal Robots (RoboTuna, Pike, and BatBot)||51|
|6||The Bedside Manner Could Use Some Help: Robodoctors||59|
|7||The Humanoid Gang: Julie, Cyc, and Cog||68|
|8||In This Corner ...: Robots at War--Contests, Competitions||79|
|How to Build Your Own Robot||89|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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. :^)