Zoobots: Wild Robots Inspired by Real Animals

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This book is about robots that have animal skills. The inventors used the animals’ characteristics to make robots for different kinds of jobs. For example, the Whitesides’ Color Changer is based on a starfish and a cuttlefish. It moves like a starfish, so it can go across sticky terrain. It can change color to either blend in or stand out, like a cuttlefish. The robot can be used to sneak into enemy territory unseen. It’s so cool!

Another robot I really like is the Octobot. It’s based on the Mediterranean Octopus. It can explore underwater shipwrecks, help in search and rescue, and be used in surgery. It can change shape and grip almost anything. It’s cool, too.

My favorite robot in the book is the AquaJelly. It can move in almost any direction! I like the AquaJelly because it is like a jellyfish, and I really like jellyfish. They have stinging tentacles. The robot doesn’t, but that’s okay.

People who like animals and robots would definitely like this book. It has great pictures of the real animals and the robots.

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Author Helaine Becker, Alex Ries, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Kids Can Press
Publish Date 01-Apr-2014
ISBN 9781554539710
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Issue September 2014
Category Children's


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