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Edmond West, a brilliant MIT drop-out, is convinced that humans will never move beyond their cruelty. West ventures to create a humanoid robot, one to be exploited so that people no longer have to be. Edmond succeeds in making a more sophisticated robot, leading to something unexpected. Now, a growing population of this new species of "Bots" is threatening the concept of what it is to be human. Has Edmond saved the world or created a new class of victims?

Bots is a six book series from EPIC Press.

Some titles may contain explicit content and/or language.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Bots (6 titles)
Backward Chaining #5
Control Architecture #6
Degrees of Freedom #4
Emergent Behavior #1
Hazardous Motion #2
Uncanny Valley #3
  • New New title for Spring 2017
  • Recent New title for Fall 2016
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS JUV056000, JUV037000, JUV036000
Genre Young Adult, Hi-Lo
Subject Sci-Fi
Copyright 2016
Division EPIC Press
Imprint EPIC Edge
Language English
Number of Pages 200
Season 2015-08-01
ISBN 9781680760002, 9781680761269
Title Format Hardcover, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey Fic
Dimensions 5.75 x 8.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz Not AR

Bots (Emergent Behavior) - VOYA

Will there always be someone who is deemed less than someone else? Will humans always prey upon the vulnerable and less unfortunate? According to Edmond West, an MIT dropout, the answer is yes, humans will always look for someone to enslave or pick on. Believing this, Edmond decides to create robots that can be the recipients of humans’ cruelty so people no longer have to be. After working years in secret, Edmond creates Hart, an artificial intelligence so perfect that she is indistinguishable from humans. Hart learns, interacts with people, shows emotions, and even bleeds; however, when Hart is given free will, things change. Will the artificial intelligent be the exploited or will the humans? On the one hand, the reader can predict what will happen, but on the other, the story is fast paced and well written. Edmond is a believable character. The reader does not have to be as brilliant as Edmond to understand the technology and robotic science that goes into creating Hart–it is well within the reader’s reach. There are enough unresolved issues and possibilities for different twists that readers will look forward to the next book in what is advertised as a six-book series. This hi-low series could easily find a wider relationship than expected, and subsequent books will undoubtedly have waiting lists.

Bots (Emergent Behavior) - School Library Journal

An exciting series for avid fans of futuristic, artificial intelligence narratives.

Bots (Emergent Behavior) - Booklist

…well written and moves at a brisk pace. The science involved is comprehensible to readers who are not robotics geniuses… Dangling loose ends and the true development capabilities of Edmond’s bots will lead engaged readers into the next book.