Think “robot” and some pretty popular robots come to mind: Rosie from The Jetsons, Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Robbie from Lost in Space, K9 from Doctor Who and, of course, the space-traveling duo C3PO and R2D2 of the Star Wars saga. But guess what? Robots don’t just exist in science fiction; robots are very real. And there’s a variety of robots available to a lot of different people around the world!
There are robots that work, robots that help, robots that fly, and robots that explore. These robots are helping people to live better lives and to explore more about our world and even outer space. There are robots helping soldiers who are fighting in wars, robots that help scientists explore the deepest part of the ocean, and robots helping doctors perform delicate surgery. There are robots helping teachers, people at their jobs, and robots that help young kids to learn new things. Some robots help people to build things and other robots will carry heavy objects that a person cannot lift. There is even a robot working in outer space that helps astronauts! While this is a book written for kids, grown-ups may find this book to be very interesting. My young son loved reading this book and got excited over the section of the book that includes robots made by kids.
Time for Kids Explorers: Robots is a great book for young readers interested in learning about what kind of real, actual robots that can be found in places like factories, schools and hospitals. This book shows young readers just how useful and helpful robots are and why we need them. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about what kind of real robots help people with work, as well as robots that can play sports like soccer, this book will not disappoint.
Robots is the first book in an exciting, new series from TIME For Kids. Aimed squarely at readers who want to know more, this book answers the questions that children ages 8-12 want to learn the answers to.
Do you know what makes something a robot? Can you name the six types of robots? Can robots really fly? What kinds of robots are being designed by spy agencies, the military, and our first responders? And best of all, what's next?
Rich with photos, facts, and fun, Robots will cover the world of robots as it exists today - and will exist tomorrow.