Robotics Books

Robot (DK Eyewitness Books)

Discover the amazing world of machines, from robots that play chess to systems that think.

Take a detailed look at the fascinating world of robots – from the earliest single-task machines to the advanced intelligence of robots with feelings. Young readers will be amazed to learn all that robots can do: perform delicate surgical operations, clean city sewers, work as museum tour guides, or even battle each other in combat. Find out how humans have created these mechanical minds and bodies.

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN (March 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756602548
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756602543

National Geographic Investigates: Future Tech: From Personal Robots to Motorized Monocycles

Future Tech illustrates and explains the most current research and technologies that promise to change our lives dramatically in the future. From machines with the ability of independent thought, to cars that drive themselves, to robots that borrow their nature from nature itself, this book gives young readers an inspiring glimpse of possibilities within their lifetimes. Budding young scientists will be awed to learn of “spray-on” computers that could one day outfit us in smart clothes; every young mind will be psyched to encounter humanoid robots like Cog and Kismet; and how cool would it be to one day have tiny robots enter the bloodstream to clean up our arteries? The book’s high-quality photos and drawings explore… The future of technology: how will robotics and biomimetics shape our world?The future of medicine: how will prosthetics and transplants change our lives?The future of transportation: what will run the cars of the future—or will we travel by some other means? The future of family life: what can we expect from the super-smart house, office, and school of the future?

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (July 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426304684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426304682

Made in Holland — Robotics

Since the release of Asimovs I, Robot, people have been fascinated by smart computers with human characteristics. Sixty years ago, the American sci-fi writers stories were still pure fiction, but for the last few decades, however, robots have been a reality. And they are quickly becoming more and more versatile.

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Robots: From Everyday to Out of This World

This title, produced in conjunction with Yes magazine, introduces robots that work (defusing bombs, assembling cars, assisting surgeons, exploring Mars) and play (riding camels, kicking soccer balls). The short chapters are divided into three categories: The World of Robots, which gives an overview and a history of the industry; Robots at Work; and the Robotic Future. Each section is packed with fascinating information, entertaining cartoon graphics, and numerous full-color photographs. The text is hip and accessible; robots are often referred to as ’bots, for example. Browsers will be drawn to the amazing photographs of robots in action across the Earth and in space, as well as images of famous robots from the big screen, such as R2-D2 from Star Wars, Sonny from I, Robot, and Rodney from Robots. Sidebars on colored backgrounds enhance the text. A glossary and index conclude this well-organized and engaging text on a popular topic.

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Ltd. (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554532035
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554532032

Scientific and Medical Robots (Robots and Robotics)

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Smart Apple Media (August 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599201186
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599201184

Robot Voyagers (Robozones)

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company (October 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778728986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778728986