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Our world is teeming with robots. Robotic arms build cars in factories. Military robots disarm bombs in war zones. And robot vacuum cleaners suck the dirt off our floors. But how do all of these robots work? From their computer brains to their super sensors, learn how robots are changing the world we live in.


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Gr 3-4-Focusing on high-interest topics, these cleanly laid out volumes will fill readers in on the past and present basics of robot design, structure, and function. Competitions covers the range of formal contests, from mock rescues to wild and destructive BattleBots frenzies. With a mention of the Curiosity rover's Mars landing, Space Robots updates the information found in Christopher Forest's otherwise similar Robots in Space (Capstone, 2012), and Amazing Military Robots is a cut above Barbara Alpert's Military Robots (Capstone, 2012) in coverage and reading level. Sidebars with interesting facts (e.g., "Some self-guided robots guard national borders, military bases, and nuclear waste sites") and the clear, color photos of the machines in action may attract browsers and/or robotics enthusiasts. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The World of Roboticsp. 4
How Does a Robot Do Thatp. 8
Types of Robotsp. 16
Robots of the Futurep. 24
Glossaryp. 30
Read Morep. 31
Internet Sitesp. 31
Indexp. 32

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