Monday, July 16, 2012

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Practically Paradise.

Just for fun, my selection is "SCRATCHbot" written by Adam Woog.

A SCRATCHbot is a robot rat designed to teach researchers about how the brain processes the sense of touch.  A SCRATCHbot senses and negotiates through the space around it by utilizing stiff bristles located on the front and sides of its head, much as a real rat does.

Readers will discover how the SCRATCHbot came into being, how it is used at present and hopes for its use in the future as well as receiving a basic understanding of robots in general.  Sure to fascinate and inspire young inventors.

Click HERE for a SCRATCHbot video.

1 comment:

Perogyo said...

This is very interesting, the first I have heard of Scratchbots!

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