The Nexi Robot (Great Idea) Library Binding – Illustrated, August 1, 2009
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- Lexile measure : 760L
- Grade level : 3 - 6
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Library Binding : 48 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1599533421
- ISBN-13 : 978-1599533421
- Dimensions : 9.2 x 0.18 x 7.32 inches
- Publisher : Norwood House Press; Illustrated edition (August 1, 2009)
- Reading level : 9 - 12 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,142,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cynthia heads the Personal Robots Group at MIT when they are developing "social robots." Their work is very complicated and they hope to develop robots that will interact with people. In this book you will learn about social robots, you'll get to see some amazing robots in action, you'll learn the difference between a robot and an interactive toy, you'll meet a robot programmed to help people lose weight, you'll meet a robot who loves Big Bird, you'll learn about Nexi, a very complex robot and much more. If you are really curious about Nexi, you can visit her on YouTube. Once you do, your interest in this book will spike tremendously!
This is a fascinating book that any youngster interested in science or robots will thoroughly enjoy. This book is packed with information, not only about Nexi, but also about many other innovative robots and ideas. There are numerous informative sidebars that discuss many other robots like the first American robot, Unimate, Kismet (the first social robot), Kansei (an emotional robotic head), ASIMO (humanoid robots), HRP-4C (a fashion model robot) and the more practical, gardening robots. This is the type of book that even the most reluctant reader will be mesmerized by. If is not only a fun read, but also very educational. In the back of the book is an index, a glossary, and additional recommended book and website resources.