The joke is: Having computers ask if we are human, is the greatest irony. However, in this book, you will learn a robot has a computer, but a computer is not a robot. Therefore, that statemen is not exactly true.
Along with other facts on robots, Mairghread Scott shows us the history of robots from the Iliad to tomorrow. We follow how the world of science fiction became science fact in Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future. While also including drones, that information is limited.
Scott does touch on some of the controversy around both robot adaptions (how they are becoming more intelligent and less artificial) and drones (military uses and. major companies using for deliveries). This is more an introduction to the subject than “everything you will ever need to know.” The coverage ranges from the first mention of robots (though the term was not coined until 1921) to toys, to medical use, to the self-driving cars.
And Jacob Chabot is along for the ride with their illustrations. There are young looking and not overly detailed but are what is needed. This includes our narrator, a robot bird named Pouli, who brings the other robots to life with his comments as we view the art. Sometimes our narrator is not my favorite character, but kids will find them amusing (which if I am honest, they are). I can see all ages reading this, the seven to ten might need some assistance, but really the nine to twelve crowd probably works best.