Robo World:: The Story of Robot Designer Cynthia Breazeal

Robo World:: The Story of Robot Designer Cynthia Breazeal

by Jordan D. Brown

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Overview

Cynthia Breazeal is a creature creator. Armed with electronic gadgets, software programs, and her endless imagination, she creates lifelike machines that can respond to the world around them. Cynthia Breazeal is a roboticist, a scientist who designs, builds, and experiments with robots. As a child, she relied on movies to see robots in action. Now robots are part of her daily life at the MIT Media Lab. There, she and her students use their computer science and engineering skills to work on marvels like Leonardo, a robot that interacts with people in ways that seem almost human. Cynthia's other world-famous projects include Kismet, an emotionally intelligent robot that smiles, frowns, and babbles like a baby. Why create robots like these? Cynthia can picture a future where sociable robots exist to benefit people. She works hard every day to turn that dream into a reality. Firsthand accounts from Cynthia and from those who know her best combine to tell the inspiring story of a curious, sports-loving girl who went on to become a worldclass roboticist. Robo World is also a Captivating story of high-tech invention where the stuff of science fiction becomes real in today's labs.

This title aligns to Common Core standards:

Interest Level Grades 6 - 8; Reading Level Grade level Equivalent: 7.1: Lexile Measure: 1080L; DRA: Not Available; Guided Reading: Z

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780309095563
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 04/30/2006
Series: Women's Adventures in Science Ser.
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,025,567
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

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