Zoobots: wild robots inspired by real animals

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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.
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9781554539710
9781771383035
Reading Level:
LG
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Lexile measure:
1180L
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Science fiction comes to life in this riveting showcase of zoobots — robots inspired by animals. Detailed reports on machines that look and behave like creepy, crawly creatures such as geckos, jellyfish and bats will encourage budding scientists to imagine the next zoobot.

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subject_facet Animal behavior -- Juvenile literature
Robots -- Juvenile literature
title_display Zoobots : wild robots inspired by real animals
title_full Zoobots : wild robots inspired by real animals / written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Alex Ries
Zoobots Wild Robots Inspired by Real Animals
title_short Zoobots :
title_sub wild robots inspired by real animals
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Juvenile Nonfiction
Robots
Science
Technology