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By Ed Yes Mag. 2008
The word 'robot' may sound like of science fiction, but robots are a science fact, and their role in our…lives is growing all the time. Presents a detailed look at robots yesterday, today and in the future, working (and playing) in homes, factories, wrestling rings, sewers, hospitals, oceans and outer space. Learn about their many different shapes, sizes, and uses and meet robots who do dangerous and dirty jobs, help perform surgery, look like us, and even show emotion. Grades 3-6. 2008. Uniform title: Yes mag.
By Laurie Wallmark. 2017
Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor, avid reader, naval leader--AND rule breaker, chance…taker, and troublemaker. Grace Hopper coined the term “computer bug” and taught computers to “speak English.” Throughout her life, Hopper succeeded in doing what no one had ever done before. Delighting in difficult ideas and in defying expectations, the insatiably curious Hopper truly was “Amazing Grace”, and a role model for science- and math-minded girls and boys. With a wealth of witty quotes, and richly detailed illustrations, this book brings Hopper's incredible accomplishments to life. Grades K-3. 2017.
By Fiona Robinson. 2016
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, a poet, and Anna Isabella Milbanke, a mathematician. Her parents separated…when she was young, and her mother insisted on a logic-focused education, rejecting Byron's mad love of poetry. But Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics poetical science. Via her friendship with inventor Charles Babbage, she became involved in programming his Analytical Engine, a precursor to the computer, thus becoming the world's first computer programmer. This picture book biography of Ada Lovelace is a compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art. Grades 2-4. 2016.
By Helaine Becker. 2018
Using increasingly sophisticated levels of artificial intelligence (AI) and embodied intelligence (EI), a new generation of robots is being designed…to look, act and even think like humans. Hubots, or human-inspired robots, are expanding the boundaries of what robots can do. Here, ten different real-life hubots are described, highlighting each one's appearance, unique skills and purpose --- from fighting fires on the high seas, to acting as setup crew for space colonies, to providing companionship for the elderly. The book also includes an illustrated graph of the uncanny valley, which shows us what distinguishes a friendly robot from a creepy one, and back matter that provides a closer examination of some of the robots' physical components and looks to the future of these fascinating machines. The creators of the popular Zoobots bring to life the groundbreaking robotics technology that's changing the world. Award-winning author Helaine Becker uses short paragraphs and accessible vocabulary to present a book that will appeal to even the most reluctant readers. Hyperrealistic illustrations by Alex Ries enhance the interest level of the material for children, especially those who love all things that are weird, unfamiliar and futuristic. Reference tools include a glossary and an index. This topic spans science, technology, inventions and engineering lessons. It also provides a terrific jumping-off point for classroom discussions about the larger societal issues surrounding these cutting-edge robots.
By Stephen W Martin, Juan Carlos Solon. 2015
A book about a robot who likes to SMASH! He’ll smash the usual things, like flowers and soda cans, but…that’s just the beginning. This smash-happy guy crushes everything from pirates, ninjas and zombies to Brussels sprouts and all-talk radio. Whatever it is, he’ll gleefully SMASH it to smithereens. Includes additional picture descriptions. Grades P-2. 2015.
By Suzanne Slade, Veronica Miller Jamison. 2019
The story of pioneering African American mathematician Katherine Johnson, who performed calculations vital to America's first manned space flight, its…first manned orbit of Earth, and the first trip to the moon. For grades K-3. 2019
By Emily Arnold McCully. 2019
This illuminating biography reveals how the daughter of Lord Byron, Britain's most infamous Romantic poet, became the world's first computer…programmer. Even by 1800s standards, Ada Byron Lovelace had an unusual upbringing. Her strict mother worked hard at cultivating her own role as the long-suffering ex-wife of bad-boy poet Lord Byron while raising Ada in isolation. Tutored by the brightest minds, Ada developed a hunger for mental puzzles, mathematical conundrums, and scientific discovery that kept pace with the breathtaking advances of the industrial and social revolutions taking place in Europe. At seventeen, Ada met eccentric inventor Charles Babbage, a kindred spirit. Their ensuing collaborations resulted in ideas and concepts that presaged computer programming by almost two hundred years, and Ada Lovelace is now recognized as a pioneer and prophet of the information age. Award-winning author Emily Arnold McCully opens the window on a peculiar and singular intellect, shaped—and hampered—by history, social norms, and family dysfunction. The result is a portrait that is at once remarkable and fascinating, tragic and triumphant
By Elizabeth Noll. 2020
From typing your name to playing a song, everything you do on computers uses code. But how do computers understand…what we're telling them? This engaging title introduces young readers to programming languages, binary code, and the history of early programming
By Capstone. 2020
By Tod G. Smith. 2020
By Linda Zajac. 2022
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a . . . robo-hummingbird? Meet robots engineered using biomimicry that are built…to move like animals. These robots are changing the way we live today and shaping the way we'll live in the future. On spreads pairing photos of robots with the animals they mimic, you'll discover robots that race through water like fish, run like cheetahs, jump like a kangaroo, swarm through the sky like honeybees, and more!
By Lucia Raatma. 2020
Why is Jerome Lemelson important? His inventions helped create industrial robots, cassette players, and more! Readers follow his journey from…struggling inventor to a multimillionaire with more than 600 patents. This story of determination is filled with engaging text and colorful images, all reviewed by Smithsonian experts.
By Megan Cooley Peterson. 2015
The first laptop computer weighed 24 pounds 10 kilograms! What were early computers like and who made them? Find out…about the first supercomputers, the first personal computers, the first smartphone, and more.