Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Inventing robots -- Early life -- Learning how things worked -- Early inventions -- Out on his own -- Ahead of his time -- Taking notes -- Fun and games -- Protecting patents -- Giving back -- Later years.
"Why is Jerome Lemelson important? His inventions helped create industrial robots, cassette players, and more! Readers follow his journey from struggling inventor to a multimillionaire with more than 600 patents. This story of determination is filled with engaging text and colorful images, all reviewed by Smithsonian experts"-- Provided by publisher.