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ROBOTS FOR KIDS: EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR LEARNING
by Allison Druin, James Hendler

Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, April 2000, ISBN 1-55860-597-5


Within the sphere of children's learning and play, the concept of robot
and the application of actual robots are undergoing a dramatic expansion. Here
the term "robot" refers to a growing range of interactive devices-including
toys, pets, assistants to the disabled, and overtly educational tools-which are
being used in ways that are expected to have profound and beneficial effects on
how our children develop and grow.

Robots for Kids: Exploring New Technologies for Learning opens with
contributions from leading designers and researchers, each offering a unique
perspective into the challenge of developing robots specifically
for children. The second part is devoted to the stories of educators who work
with children using these devices, exploring new applications and mapping their
impact. Throughout the book, essays by children are included that discuss their
first-hand experiences and ideas about robots. This is an engaging,
entertaining, and insightful book for a broad audience, including HCI, AI, and
robotics researchers in business and academia, new media and consumer product
developers, robotics hobbyists, toy designers, teachers, and education
researchers.


More Information:
http://www.mkp.com/books_catalog/catalog.asp?ISBN=1-55860-597-5


Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
San Francisco, California
http://www.mkp.com
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