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Hubots: Real-World Robots Inspired by Humans

Author/Publisher/Website: Becker, H.
Copyright: 2018
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Oct/2019
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9781771387859
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 4-10
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Resource Description

This engaging Canadian resource focuses on a special type of robots known as hubots—human-inspired robots built to look and behave in human ways and designed to perform a variety of “superhuman tasks”. Ten hubots are featured, each with detailed information including their name, specifications, and task, such as fighting fires, providing comfort, and space exploration. Age-appropriate language and level of detail is accompanied by rich illustrations. Useful as a grade 4-9 classroom resource, as part of a station on robotics, to spark rich discussion of the ethical issues of robotics, and for use in robot-building projects. Log in to read the full review.
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