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The Brainiac's Book of Robots and AI (Brainiacs)

Paul Virr, Harriet Russell


Paul Virr introduces readers to the myriad robots doing all the dull, dirty and dangerous work in our world

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This book is buzzing with the most brain-tingling facts about robots and artificial intelligence.

Read it and you’ll become a TOTAL BRAINIAC who knows: which gross and scary jobs only robots can do; how nanobots could battle bugs inside the human body; and why self-driving cars save lives.

Put your techy know-how to the test and try these activities:

• Build a grippy robot hand!
• Make a mechanical hopping frog!
• Try to beat a basketball robot’s top score!

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'Offer[s] younger readers basic understandings of how mechanical motion is generated, algorithmic programming, and present and future possibilities while keeping the tone light with jolly interjections and talking heads exchanging robot jokes throughout'
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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 27.5 x 21.5 cm

Extent: 64 pp

Publication date: 27 April 2023

ISBN: 9780500652862

About the Author

Paul Virr lives in Rome and writes children's books on all kinds of topics, including science and technology. As a STEM ambassador he learnt a lot about science and engineering from children, who always asked very smart (and difficult) questions at hands-on science workshops. Paul has edited official children's guides for the Science Museum, Science and Industry Museum and the National Railway Museum and as a children's author he has written non-fiction books ranging over subjects such as cars, computers, dinosaurs, space, plants, Albert Einstein and engineering.