Robots are awesome, in every sense of the word, invoking reactions from excitement to fear to awe. As scientists continue to fi nd new ways to replicate human behaviours, and machines perform functions that we never thought they could, they become ever more present in our lives. In this book, you’ll trace back the history of the fi rst robots and discover the best bots that you can own, right now. You’ll gaze into the future of robotics and look a little closer to home at those designed to make your house intelligent. You’ll discover how robots are making the universe smaller than ever as they help us fi nd new worlds, before meeting the megabots who fi ght for sport. Finally, you’ll learn how to make your very own robot, using a simple Raspberry Pi kit and some code. So, get ready to learn about the machines that are changing the world and discover how you can make your mark.