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Google Glass and Robotics Innovator Sebastian Thrun

Google Glass and Robotics Innovator Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun has always wanted to build machines to help people. He's created several robots and a car that drives itself. He also worked on Google Glass, a computer that's worn like eyeglasses. Follow this robotics innovator!

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ISBN 9781467724890
Barcode 9781467724890
Published 1 January 2014 by Lerner Publications
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Ventura, Marne
Series Stem Trailblazer BIOS
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781467724890
ISBN-10 1467724890
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Lerner Publications
Imprint Lerner Publications
Publication Date 1 January 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Ventura, Marne
Series Stem Trailblazer BIOS
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Technology & Applied Sciences
Computing & Information Technology
Inventors, Engineers & Medical Figures
Computer Hardware & Operating Systems
Computer Programming
Computer Software
Integrated Software Packages
Databases & Software
Spreadsheets & Software
Word Processing & Software
Desktop Publishing & Software
Computer Graphics & Software
Internet & Communications
Applications Of Computing
Artificial Intelligence
Virtual Reality
Impact Of Computing & It On Society
Indigenous Peoples
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 7-11 years
Reading Age 7-11 years
Library of Congress Inventors, Robotics, Google (Firm), Thrun, Sebastian
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

Have you ever wished you could use technology to improve people's lives? Ever since he was a teenager, Sebastian Thrun wanted to build machines that helped people.

So far, Thrun has developed robots that can be tour guides and nurses and can help save miners trapped underground. In 2004, he won a US Department of Defense contest by building a car that could drive itself. Since then, the self-driving cars he developed have been tested on more than 140,000 miles (225,308 kilometers) of road without fail! Thrun more recently developed a free website for online education and worked on Google Glass, a computer that can be worn like a pair of eyeglasses. But how did he get involved in all these cool projects? Follow his rise from a computer enthusiast to robotics innovator!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This series provides biographical data about outstanding science and technology specialists. Young readers will enjoy learning about creators of the technology that they use and hear about everyday. What makes this series exceptional is the easy-to-read text, the easy-to-understand language, and the photographs sprinkled throughout. Chapters explain the early life of each scientist and their entry into their field of study. The authors provide interesting bits of information from each scientist's life. The series would be a relevant and welcome addition to the school library. Library Media Connection This rather unique series takes on some high-interest topics (reality game designer, robotics inventor, astrophysicist) and pairs them with high-profile individuals in those respective fields. Their stories begin with a pivotal point in the person's childhood that peaked their interest in the career, then builds to adulthood, covering highlights, contributions, and ways they've shared their accomplishments with others within, and outside of, the field. Fact boxes of additional information, quotations, and well-produced and clearly captioned, full-color photographs are interspersed throughout the attractive layout. However, the writing is rather pedestrian. School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

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