This fun, fact-filled book for kids ages 6–9 guides readers through the science behind the abilities of life-like robots, and how these humanoids might become even more advanced in the future. Supporting STEM-based learning and educating young readers through a combination of close-up images, quirky trivia facts, quiz questions, and fascinating tidbits, it’s the perfect book for any reader who can’t get enough of robots.
When were robots first dreamed up? What does an industrial robot do? How do robots sense the world around them? Find out the answers to these questions and more in DKfindout! Robots, which features photographs of drones, automata, and other machines from all around the world. Readers will learn about the different types of robots and the famous engineers who created them, and gain insight into how robots think and learn through illustrated charts, diagrams, and blocks of coding language. From the industrial and medical fields to entertainment and home security, kids will discover the many ways robots can improve our lives—and our futures—as they read DKfindout! Robots.
Vetted by educational consultants, the DKfindout! series drives kids ages 6–9 to become experts on more than 30 of their favorite STEM- and history-related subjects, whether Vikings, volcanoes, or robots. This series covers the subjects that kids really want to learn about—ones that have a direct impact on the world around them, like climate change, space exploration, and rapidly evolving technology—making learning fun through amazing images, stimulating quizzes, and cutting-edge information. The DKfindout! series is one that kids will want to turn to again and again.
About the Author
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.