Discover what robots can do and how they work. Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks. Ready to enter the robot world? This book is your passport! It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. Along the way, you'll gather some titbits about robot history, enthusiasts' groups, and more. It features the "Dummies" way explanations in plain English. It includes: 'get in, get out" information; icons and other navigational aids; tear-out cheat sheet; top ten lists; and a dash of humour and fun.