Children can interact with robots in their own homes thanks to the digital magic of Augmented Reality. Activities include building their own robot and programming it to move, seeing their own arm become bionic, flying a search and rescue drone and battling with bots, all on the kitchen table! Place your tablet or smart phone near the visual trigger on the page then hold it up to see the AR in action. iRobot is packed with fascinating information about these marvellous machines - how they work, how they are used and what the future holds.
Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of over 150 books for children and adults. These include Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing and Believing, winner of the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize in 2014, and Cool Technology, which won the School Library Association Information Book Award 2013. Clive's titles range from the serious (Robots, iScience, How the World Works) and sporty (with books on motor racing, the Olympics and football) to the downright silly (The Curse of the Toxic Trousers).