The Robot Book


Author: Heather Brown

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740797255

Category: Fiction

Page: 12

View: 7142

Introduces robots, in a text that has movable cardboard bolts and gears designed to show how robots work.

The Robot Book


Author: Heather Brown

Publisher: Accord Publishing, a division of Andrews McMeel

ISBN: 9781449432508

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 12

View: 7113

Richly illustrated, sweetly written book answers the question: “What makes a robot tick?” What makes a robot tick? Here’s a hint: It’s not what you think. The Robot Book teams richly drawn illustrations and a whole lot of heart in a sturdy, toddler-friendly board book that will charm both little ones and their parents. It's the perfect way for kids to learn that it's what's on the inside that really counts.

The Robot

The Life Story of a Technology


Author: Lisa Nocks

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331688

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 705

Discusses the history of robotic technology, from mechanical toys, to factory machinery, to recent advancements in artificial intelligence.

The Robot Book

Build & Control 20 Electric Gizmos, Moving Machines, and Hacked Toys


Author: N.A

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556524374

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 6141

Drones, RC cars, artificial limbs, Roombas-the robots have arrived! Anyone interested in taking control before the machines do needs a helpful resource. Author and physics teacher Bobby Mercer will show readers 20 inexpensive, easy-to-build and robots that can be built with everyday items. The Robot Book will teach readers how to use recycled motors and computer components, junk drawer supplies, and old mechanical toys to build a variety of devices. They will learn how to turn a toothbrush, an old cell phone, and scrap wire into a Brush Bot, or hack a toy car to hotwire a Not-So-Remote Bot. A small electric fan, several craft sticks, and rubber bands make a Fan-Tastic Dancing Machine, and drinking straws, string, tape, and glue can be used to construct a working model of the human hand. Every hands-on project contains a materials list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos. Mercer also includes explanations of the science and technology behind each robot, including concepts such as friction, weight and mass, center of gravity, kinetic and potential energy, electric circuitry, DC vs. AC current, and more. Teachers will appreciate the opportunity to augment their STEM curricula while having fun at the same time. These projects are also perfect for science fairs or design competitions. Bobby Mercer has been a high school physics teacher for over two decades. He is the author of The Flying Machine Book, The Racecar Book and Junk Drawer Physics and lives with his family outside of Asheville, North Carolina.

Rise of the Robots

Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future


Author: Martin Ford

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465040675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9328

Winner of the 2015 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award A New York Times Bestseller Top Business Book of 2015 at Forbes One of 12 Notable Science and Technology Books of 2015 What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries-education and health care-that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work. We must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading to understand what accelerating technology means for our economic prospects-not to mention those of our children-as well as for society as a whole.

The Wild Robot


Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316382019

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3898

Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

And the Robot Went . . .


Author: Michelle Robinson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544583531

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9705

Starting with a box of parts, the Nosy Fox, the Bear in a Blazer, the Blue Gnu, and other remarkable builders assemble the Robot, step by step. Each stage of the process has its own sound effect, and the growing list of sounds is repeated in every spread. Young children will happily Click, Clang, and Tappa Tappa along and relish the surprise ending of this winsome cumulative tale.

I, Robot


Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 9780008279554


Page: 256

View: 1807

The classic collection of robot stories from the master of the genre. In these stories Isaac Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age. Earth is ruled by master-machines but the Three Laws of Robotics have been designed to ensure humans maintain the upper hand: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or allow a human being to come to harm2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. But what happens when a rogue robot's idea of what is good for society contravenes the Three Laws?

The Robot


Author: Paul Watson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101543264

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4494

Science-loving Gabe and girl-crazy Dover are best friends. In fact, they're practically each other's only friends. So when Gabe's parents leave town for the weekend, he lets Dover convince him to break into his father's basement laboratory-even though he knows it's off-limits under penalty of lifelong grounding. Once inside, the boys make a shocking discovery, one that will turn a boring weekend into a hilarious madcap adventure: a smoking hot robot! While Gabe and Dover argue over "Trina," the robot flees the lab. The chase is on! Before the day is over, she'll expose a traitorous plot, catapult two geeky freshmen to high school fame, and try to assassinate Dr. Phil!

The Robot Who Couldn't Cry


Author: Karen J. Hodgson

Publisher: Hogs Back Books

ISBN: 1907432019

Category: Crying

Page: 32

View: 1302

Rusty the robot is having a bad day. The weather is gloomy and he is feeling sad. What better way to make Rusty feel better than a good old cry? But that's Rusty's trouble. Robots can't cry--it's the way that they are made. . . A beautifully crafted book, which brings to life a quaint and loveable cast of old-fashioned toys, each with his or her own idea about how to help Rusty.

The Robot Revolution


Author: Tom Logsdon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595149480

Category: Computers

Page: 212

View: 5128

In a factory on the slopes of Mount Fuji, industrial robots are now making more robots, working flawlessly around the clock with virtually no human supervision. In Beverly Hills, a robot which normally serves drinks at parties is arrested for handing out business cards illegally in a busy downtown street. From forbidding lunar landscapes to mineral-rich ocean floors, robots perform tasks we thought only humans could do-or could not be done at all. In The Robot Revolution, noted author and computer engineer Tom Logsdon reveals the fact-is stranger than fiction world of robots and the impact they are having in all facets of society, from industry and defense to sports and entertainment. He explores their history from the legendary creations of the ancient Greeks to the experimental ultra sensitive machines of today. And he explains just what robot is and why the latest advances in such fascinating fields as artificial intelligence are making real robots more and more similar to R2D2 and C3P0. Ready or not, The Robot Revolution is here and our lives are never going to be the same again.

Robert and the Robot


Author: Eva Schwab

Publisher: Front Street Incorporated

ISBN: 9781886910591

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9162

Robert finds a robot from the planet Gobi and uses it to clean up his messy room.

The Year of the Robot


Author: Wayne H. Chen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 182

View: 4115

Explores the principles, philosophical foundations, and concepts of robot intelligence.

Make an Arduino-Controlled Robot


Author: Michael Margolis

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144934433X

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 7595

Building robots that sense and interact with their environment used to be tricky. Now, Arduino makes it easy. With this book and an Arduino microcontroller and software creation environment, you’ll learn how to build and program a robot that can roam around, sense its environment, and perform a wide variety of tasks. All you to get started with the fun projects is a little programming experience and a keen interest in electronics. Make a robot that obeys your every command—or runs on its own. Maybe you’re a teacher who wants to show students how to build devices that can move, sense, respond, and interact with the physical world. Or perhaps you’re a hobbyist looking for a robot companion to make your world a little more futuristic. With Make an Arduino Controlled Robot, you’ll learn how to build and customize smart robots on wheels. You will: Explore robotics concepts like movement, obstacle detection, sensors, and remote control Use Arduino to build two- and four-wheeled robots Put your robot in motion with motor shields, servos, and DC motors Work with distance sensors, infrared reflectance sensors, and remote control receivers Understand how to program your robot to take on all kinds of real-world physical challenges

It Was the Day of the Robot


Author: Frank Belknap Long

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434401081

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 918

Here is a major science-fiction novel in the tradition of Brave New World and 1984. Frank Belknap Long's long-lost science fiction masterpiece concerns a machine that computes men's futures . . . and the one person who dared to tamper with its infallible system! Frank Belknap Long (1901-1904), one of the Lovecraft Circle, is best known for his contributions to Weird Tales, Thrilling Wonder Stories and other pulp magazines. Long also wrote for radio and television.

The Soul of the Robot

The Soul of the Robot


Author: Barrington J. Bayley

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 0575102071

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

View: 7601

He was unique. Alone in a world that did not understand him, he tested the super powers of his mind and body. More than a machine, but less than a man, he searched restlessly for the truth. Before his quest was done, he had died and been reborn, had fought his way from a grim dungeon to a royal throne. Jasperodus, the only super-robot to have been granted consciousness, must decide whether to share his soul-possessing secrets with the other robots or to betray them to save mankind.

The Troublesome Adventures of Robert the Robot


Author: Mike Simpson

Publisher: Recognition Publishing

ISBN: 9780953737321

Category: Robots

Page: 184

View: 7758

A hilarious children's book about the troubled adventures of a robot built by schoolboy, Michael Dobbins, to be his friend. Robert is constructed from an assortment of junk and filled with discarded electronics and computer equipment. It is a fast-moving tale where Robert is involved in numerous activities that nearly always turn in to chaotic fiascos. A rarity - a kids' book that is truly funny.

The robot and Rebecca

the mystery of the code-carrying kids


Author: Jane Yolen,Jürg Obrist

Publisher: Random House Inc

ISBN: 9780394844886

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 89

View: 4519

Rebecca uses the robot she recieves for her ninth birthday to solve a mystery in Bosyork, biggest metroplex of the East Coast of America in 2121.

The Robot in the Garden

Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet


Author: Ken Goldberg

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262571548

Category: Computers

Page: 366

View: 2532

An overview of telerobotics and an introduction to telepistemology, the study of knowledge acquired at a distance.

Who Is the Robot?


Author: Pauline Cartwright

Publisher: Learning Media Ltd

ISBN: 9780478205053

Category: Counting

Page: 8

View: 7946

Identification of a boy in a robot disguise is done through counting fingers, toes, and other parts of the body.