NASA wouldnt know nearly as much about the planet Mars without space probes. A special kind of robot that can fly through space, space probes have gone to the asteroid belt and even traveled near Jupiter to take pictures of it! Readers learn all about these incredible robots as well as other space technology including robotnauts, or robot astronauts! Examples of the robots used in space are shown in full-color photographs, complete with explanations of their abilities. The main content and sidebars delve into the technological and scientific side of creating robots and how important theyve become to space exploration.
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Gr 3-5-Though the authors resort to repetition and subject overlap to fill out these surveys, the topic is high in interest and likely to become higher as robotic devices become more widespread. The Spilsburys open each volume with a summary of the multiple ways robots are faster, safer, more reliable alternatives to human effort in a chosen technological or industrial field, then go on to make the same points in slightly greater detail. The term robot-translated correctly but without comment in Industry as "forced labor"-is interpreted broadly enough to include radar guns and "smart highways," in Law Enforcement, and powered exoskeletons or prosthetics both there and in Medicine and Military. In each volume, several specific devices or systems get closer looks, as do upcoming developments in sidebars unequivocally titled "Robots Are the Future." The authors do at least bring up issues, such as whether industrial robots take jobs or create them, but rarely for more than urging readers to think them over. Aside from brief resource lists and indexes, there is no back matter, and the illustrations generally offer external views rather than glimpses of internal workings. The pictures aren't consistently well chosen, either. VERDICT Serviceable offerings, though with flaws.α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Book Description Gareth Stevens Pub, 2015. LIB. Book Condition: Brand New. 48 pages. 9.30x7.30x0.30 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1482430142