As we enter the digital age, advances in technology are turning robots that were once pure fantasy into real artificial beings that can walk, run and talk like human beings. Robots vividly portrays and illustrates the complete spectrum of robotics, from the earliest design sketches through to the high-tech humanoid robots of today and beyond. It explains how robots work and uncovers the mysteries and wonders of robot technology used in industry, medicine, space and in the home. Intended to create a truly interactive experience. Removable items such as concertina charts, and special effects such as push-and-pulls, flaps, pop-ups, and lights bring this fascinating subject to life.
Clive Gifford is an award-winning writer whose first book was published when he was seventeen. He has received commendations from PBS, the Smithsonian Museum and NAPPA, and has received the TES Information Book of the Year award. He has also worked as a features writer for Real Robots magazine. He has written over 80 non-fiction books including Inside Robots (Dorling Kindersley), The Kingfisher Encyclopaedia of Motorsport, How to Live on Mars (OUP), and How the Future Began (Kingfisher).