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Once upon a time, "robots were machines of the future," but, as this image-rich volume attests, robots are no longer the stuff of speculative fiction. Rogers traces robot evolution from early mechanical machines and automata to artificial intelligence. In bold, clear graphics, readers are introduced to work robots like the "six-legged scuttler," robotic submersibles, space robots, and biomimetic robots such as a bionic kangaroo. Models show the interior circuitry of the robots, while readers can also see them in mid-motion as they perform their applications: a robot programmed to work on factory floors grasps an egg with its adjustable "gripper." Elsewhere, a child with a neuromuscular disease walks with a lower-body exoskeleton bot. Robots may be much more commonplace today, but Rogers shows that their ubiquity doesn't make them any less cool. Ages 9-12. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
From mechanical automata to modern-day androids, explore more than 100 robots and discover how they work, who made them, and how they affect the lives of humans around the world.

From drones used in battle to robot helpers taking care of hospital patients, Robot shows how robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming part of everyday life. Each robot, including service robots packing food and rescue robots finding people after a disaster, has its own profile to explain its features and uses.

The book is divided into clear sections by the jobs a robot might do, so it's easy to compare and find out about robots from different areas of science and life. There are also focused articles on specific features of robotics, such as the ability to learn, which will help you learn more about the technology behind these fascinating machines.

Packed with vibrant graphics and a mind-bending array of information, this book makes one thing clear: the robot revolution is here to stay!
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