A Great Idea Technology: The SCRATCHbot - Tech Bytes

Publication Date: 1 Aug. 2010
Norwood House Press

ISBN 9781603570794

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This series provides information about modern inventions, including their ongoing research and development. Each volume includes four chapters of discussion and sidebars, illustrated with clear color photos and followed by a glossary and a short list of books and/or Internet sites. At their best, the books provide fascinating glimpses of cutting-edge engineering. ... the writers focus on the technology and practical benefits of the inventions.

In SCRATCHbot, Woog introduces a small, rolling robot with prominent whiskers, used to mimic a rodent’s ability to sense its surroundings through touch. Discussions include how inventors are inspired by nature and how this appealing robot might be useful. Presenting specific, current information, these books will appeal to young people intrigued by inventions. Grades 5-7. --Carolyn Phelan

Note: This book was published in 2010, so references older technology