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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|Library of Congress
||Inventors, Robotics, Google (Firm), Thrun, Sebastian
||Children's General Non-Fiction
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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||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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