Wild Robots Inspired By Real Animals

Book - 2014
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Innovations in the world of robotics are multiplying, with many cutting-edge breakthroughs, and this exciting and timely new book for young readers explores one particularly intriguing area: the world of robo-animals, or zoobots. In an attempt to design robots that can solve problems or perform tasks that humans can't, or just can't do easily, roboticists have been looking at the unique skills some animals have. Using something called mechatronics --- mechanical and electrical engineering combined with computer science --- they are finding ways to closely mirror those skills in robot form. Some fascinating examples from the book of what zoobots can do include: finding survivors of a fire using sensitive, computerized ?whiskers?; scaling skyscraper walls using super stickiness; or delivering drugs deep within the human body using microscopic whiptails for locomotion. Twelve zoobots are described, each on its own two-page spread.

Award-winning children's author Helaine Becker's text is comprehensive, yet clear and lively, and is made more manageable by being broken up into shorter segments. The futuristic design of the book includes vivid, detailed color illustrations by Alex Ries, of both the zoobot prototypes as well as the animals from which their skills were derived. This imaginative and interesting nonfiction book will definitely capture the imaginations of technology buffs. It also has enormous potential for classroom use in exploring everything from basic technology and robots, to engineering concepts, to inventions. A glossary and an index make it work well as a wonderful reference tool.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, c2014.
ISBN: 9781554539710
Characteristics: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Ries, Alex


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Apr 21, 2015

awsome right ?

Apr 20, 2015

tells you all about robots and what they named them how cool they can move they look so real

Apr 20, 2015

this awesome i did not know their were robotic animals that can go in peoples body and sniff out land mine bombs:)

Apr 19, 2015

I like this book because it's a mix of animals and robotics

Apr 17, 2015

its really cool I like it

Apr 15, 2015

Hey there it's DJPopular and I'm here finished reading a new book named Zoobots Wild Robots Inspired By Real Animals By Helaine Becker! Well I think this kind of book are easy to read. I mean there's a lot of pictures with detail. It is awesome to see animal robots. Even though It's kind of creepy. Starting from Snooorrrff to the Zoobot future! But it is still a very long way. I like how the author kept my attention to reading the book with cool information and pictures. It was the best to see the impersonation. Awesome job Helaine Becker! You can learn fun facts about the new, the real zoobots like the slither, the stalk and the squeeze. It's from animals to robots fun to read! Well that's my opion on the book see you next time on www.silverbirchonline.com!

Apr 15, 2015

I loved this book

Apr 15, 2015

does not fell right at all
half a star

Apr 14, 2015

This book was really cool because it told about robotic animals and that is cool.

Apr 14, 2015

This book is a good book for you if you like science and technology like me and like animals. If you like those things, then this book is for you.

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Dec 29, 2014

stinkpot thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over


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