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Modern Robotics
  • Authored by: Harry Henderson
  • From the Series: Milestones in Discovery and Invention
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816057451
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5745-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 629.8
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 208

Summary

Although true robots are a creation of the second half of the 20th century, the concept of mechanical servants has stirred the human imagination for a much longer period of time. Images of artificial people and automatons range from Golem, the animated clay statue of myth, to Roomba®, the robot vacuum cleaner of modern day. Many scientists and inventors contributed to the understanding of robotics and their development in the modern age. Modern Robotics presents succinct biographies of the men and women who were and are the leaders in bringing about this change through research and new technologies. From Jacques de Vaucanson to Grey Walter to Joseph Engelberger, here is a lively introduction to the field through the stories of its top trailblazers.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Appendixes. Sidebars. Glossary. General chronology. Chapter-specific chronologies and further readings. Web sites. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Harry Henderson is an educational and technical editor and writer in the areas of mathematics and computer science. He is the author of Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Global Terrorism, Revised Edition, Modern Mathematicians, and Nuclear Physics.

Reviews and Awards

“…begins with a big-picture introduction, then offers intelligent, comprehensive summaries of the contributions of ten scientists and inventors…”
The Horn Book Guide

“...will engage interested students and help report writers to get a real feel for the scientist or inventor they are investigating. Black-and-white photos and other illustrations are well chosen, and extensive lists of additional resources make [this book] doubly useful… carefully researched and well-presented... a worthwhile addition to the high school collection.”
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