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Author Maloney, Brenna, author.

Title Robotpedia / Brenna Maloney.

Publication Info. San Rafalel, California : Insight Kids, 2018.


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 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 629.892 MALONEY    Check Shelf
Description 48 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Summary Take an in-depth look at the history and cultural impact of robots through the years in this educational and interactive guide! Robots are everywhere-building cars, driving cars, performing surgery, helping soldiers and fire fighters, even vacuuming! From high up in space to the bottom of the ocean, robots are an instrumental part of how humans are learning about the world. This encyclopedic guide to robotics takes kids through the evolution of robotic technology: from the ancient Greek inventors, to the first robot at the World's Fair, to nanotechnology already in use today, to D.I.Y. robotics, and even a peek into the robotic future as told by the scientists creating it. And keeping readers company along the way are many of our favorite robots from film and TV. Filled with interactive inserts, Robotpedia takes a fun approach to STEM learning.
Contents What is a robot? -- Robot vs. human -- Robot pioneer: Leonardo da Vinci -- Fictional robots -- The first real robots -- Work bots -- Service bots -- Play bots -- Police and fire bots -- Military robots -- Search and rescue bots -- Medical bots -- Explorer bots: land and sky -- Explorer bots: space -- Mars rover landing -- Explorer bots: underwater -- Robot pioneer: Matthew Johnson-Robertson -- Social robots -- Robot pioneer: Cynthia Breazeal -- Anatomy of a robot: Asimo -- Animal bots -- Artificial intelligence -- Microbots and nanobots -- Future bots -- DIY bots -- Competitions, conferences, and camps.
Subject Robotics -- Juvenile literature.
Robotics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Robotics -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
Robots -- Juvenile literature.
Robots -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
Robots -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Drone aircraft -- Juvenile literature.
Drone aircraft. (OCoLC)fst00898349
Robotics. (OCoLC)fst01098997
Robots. (OCoLC)fst01099038
Genre/Form Encyclopedias. (OCoLC)fst01423798
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
ISBN 9781683836087
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