The reality of autonomous machines with artificial intelligence is becoming more real every day. The ability of machines to think and learn fascinates everyone, but now even the most reluctant readers have a chance to engage in learning about the history and future of robotics. This book covers everything from the 18th century French automatons to Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing, from self-driving cars and smart homes to assembly and military robots. Each spread is complimented with vivid artwork that further illuminates the accessible, exciting text. Part of the Science of the Future series.