FIRST Robots

Rack 'n' Roll : Behind the Design : 30 Profiles of Award-winning Robot Designs

Wilczynski, Vince

Book - 2008
FIRST Robots
"FIRST Robots: Rack 'n' Roll features 30 award-winning robots from the 2007 FIRST Robotics Competition, which partners youth and mentors to design and construct robots for exciting sportslike competition, which partners youth and mentors to design and construct robots for exciting sportslike competition. The annual event draws leading robot designers who simultaneously compete and cooperate to introduce students to the rewards of science and engineering. The 2007 campaign was made up of thirty-seven competitions on three continents, and it included 1,300 teams (from seven countries) and more than 32,000 high school students." "Each outstanding example of engineering and design excellence was reviewed by a panel of experts from industry and academia and judged to be award-worthy in the categories of creativity, design excellence, controllability, and quality. The 30 robots and design teams featured in this book are exemplars: a collection of the finest designs and teams, chosen from over 200 award-winning design teams in the 2007 FIRST Robotics Competition." "Team profiles document the design and development process that turn innovative ideas into sophisticated high-performing robots. Trade secrets are unveiled to showcase advanced technology and provide an intimate understanding of what it takes to design and build an award-winning robot."--BOOK JACKET.

Publisher: Beverly, Mass. : Rockport Publishers, c2008
ISBN: 1592534112
Branch Call Number: 629.892 W6679f 2008
Characteristics: 272 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Slezycki, Stephanie


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Do you wonder how robots are designed and built from conception to final product? This books profiles award-winning robots from the FIRST Robotics Competition, a high-tech sports-like event where professional mentors and youth team up to solve an engineering design problem.

"Visually stunning, a mix of narrative and design details, this volume is the perfect coffee-table book for gear heads, tinkerers, and electromechanical developers of all ages." Library Journal

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