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DK Findout! Robots

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DK Findout! Robots by Nathan Lepora
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Discover robots and robotics with this children's book full of photographs and illustrations, fascinating facts, and engaging challenges--from the creators of DKfindout.com, DK's free online resource for kids. Did you know that 3,500 people compete in the annual RoboCup soccer tournament? Or that the code that runs Google is two billions lines long? Find out why! Perfect for budding scientists who want a highly visual robotics book to increase their STEM smarts, DK findout! Robots is sure to inspire the next amazing school project or robotics-club activity. Inside, author Dr. Nathan Lepora breaks down what robots are and why they're so important. With this DK findout! book, you will: - Discover what robots are and the amazing jobs they do, from building cars to exploring space and fixing our bodies - See early robots from the year 1206 and find out how robotics has changed over time - Understand how different types of robots are built and coded to perform certain tasks - Learn about animatronics, humanoids, drones, and artificial intelligence, and peek into the future of robotics - Hear from real-life expert Dr. Mara Mataric, robotics professor at the University of Southern California - Fold out the cover for a robotics quiz and timeline - and find out much, much more! The DK findout! series of kids books helps children become experts on their favorite nonfiction subjects, from dinosaurs and ancient civilizations to space, coding, and cutting-edge technology. Learn more about robotics--and everything else--at www.dkfindout.com, the award-winning free educational website.

Author Biography

Author Dr. Nathan Lepora is an associate professor of robotics at the University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory. He is also deputy lead of the Robotics Research Group in the Faculty of Engineering. Dr. Lepora's research interests span robotics, neuroscience, and biomimetics, and his principal focus is robot and animal perception. In robotics, he specializes in tactile perception and manipulation with robot arms and hands. Consultant Professor Sethu Vijayakumar is Professor of Robotics at the University of Edinburgh and a judge on the TV show Robot Wars. Trusted by parents, teachers, librarians, and kids across the world, DK is an award-winning publisher of visual reference books for children, including the DK Eyewitness Books, DK findout!, and Maker Lab series. DK books combine clear photography and illustration with expert text to show you what others only tell you.
Release date NZ
January 16th, 2018
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Illustrations
Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Pages
64
Series
Dimensions
185x236x8
ISBN-13
9781465469335
Product ID
26803915

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