Robots among us : the challenges and promises of robotics

by Baker, Christopher W.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Children's Non-Fiction Collection j TJ211.2.B35 2002
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j TJ211.2.B35 2002
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 629.892 Bak
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 629.892 Bak
Describes the development of various types of robots, the challenges inherent in making them more and more complex, and uses of robots now and in the future.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-8. An accessible text and an abundance of sidebars and well-captioned, color photographs familiarize middle-schoolers with the science of robotics and recent discoveries in the field. Baker begins by reflecting on visions of what robots should be and what they are in reality. He then goes on to discuss in detail the "sense-think-act" cycle that every robot must perform in order to do work. Scientific terminology such a biometrics and haptics is introduced within the text. The book concludes with a list of Web sites for laboratories where more information can be obtained. A picture of Honda's humanoid robot makes an appealing cover for this final volume in the New Century Technology series. Kathy Broderick."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series New century technology.
Subjects Robots -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Brookfield, Conn. :Millbrook Press,2002
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
ISBN 0761319697 (lib. bdg.)
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