books about: robotics
Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms
Sagebrush Education Resources
Lego robots! Mindstorms are sweeping the world and fans need to learn how to programme them Lego Mindstorms are a new generation of Lego Robots that can be manipulated using microcomputers, light and touch sensors, an infrared transmitter and CD-ROMs. Since Lego launched Lego Mindstorms in late 1998 sales have skyrocketed - with no sign of slowing down. Mindstorms have captured the imagination of adults and children alike, creating a subculture ...
Not Your Mother's Hysterectomy: A Transformation in Women's Health Care
RTC Publishing, 2014
You need a hysterectomy. That's a recommendation no woman wants to hear—but one that 600,000 contend with each year. Hysterectomy is the second most common operation performed on women in the United States, with one in three women undergoing the procedure in their lifetime. Some women dread the "Big Cut" (a large incision) and the lengthy recovery, so they put off the procedure, possibly to the detriment of their health. Others have the ...
Exploring Arduino: Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry
Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more using Arduino Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational ...
Stop Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain
Femsana Press, LLC, 2012
Stop Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain provides extensive information about the realities and the myths of endometriosis and pelvic pain and various treatment options. Dr. Cook explains why so many patients are misunderstood and misdiagnosed, why most endometriosis surgery is done so poorly, the principles and correct techniques for effective endometriosis surgery, and how to find the best doctors and health care providers. This book embraces a ...
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure (Technology in Action)
James Floyd Kelly
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT has hit the world by storm, giving you the ability to build your own robots and program them to perform all types of actions. What kind of robots? How about five exploratory robots, used to explore the newly discovered tomb of an ancient Mayan king? You are along for the ride with Evan and his archaeologist uncle as they explore a Mayan pyramid complete with traps and treasures. Using a variety of NXT robots, the ...
The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide
No Starch Press, 2012
The LEGO® Technic system opens a new realm of building possibilities. Using motors, gears, pneumatics, pulleys, linkages, and more, you can design LEGO models that really move . The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide is filled with building tips for creating strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the Technic system. Author Pawel "Sairel" Kmiec will teach you the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from simple machines to ...
Science Fair Season: Twelve Kids, a Robot Named Scorch . . . and What It Takes to Win
Hachette Books, 2011
This is the engaging true story of kids competing in the high-stakes, high-drama world of international science fairs. Every year the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair brings together 1,500 high schoolers from more than 50 countries to compete for over $4 million dollars in prizes and scholarships. These amazing kids are doing everything from creating bionic prosthetics to conducting groundbreaking stem cell research, from training ...
Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age
New Riders, 2012
"A rousing manifesto of mastery in a connected world." –Google The Industrial Age has taught us how to break problems into parts, but not how to build parts into solutions. We’re baffled when we’re confronted with complex challenges like recession, political gridlock, climate change, childhood obesity, pollution, and failing schools. We see them as separate ills, each requiring a separate remedy—if we can imagine a remedy at all. ...
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color): A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots
No Starch Press, 2014
LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started. Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. Then you'll move on to a series of ...
Dragonsinger: Harper of Pern
Make: Sensors: A Hands-On Primer for Monitoring the Real World with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Maker Media, Inc, 2014
Make: Sensors is the definitive introduction and guide to the sometimes-tricky world of using sensors to monitor the physical world. With dozens of projects and experiments for you to build, this book shows you how to build sensor projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Use Arduino when you need a low-power, low-complexity brain for your sensor, and choose Raspberry Pi when you need to perform additional processing using the Linux operating ...
The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming
No Starch Press, 2010
The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® software and its NXT-G programming language are powerful tools that make it easy to write custom programs for your robots. NXT-G is a great first programming language, but that doesn't mean it's easy to understand—at least not right away. In The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming , author and experienced software engineer Terry Griffin explains how to program MINDSTORMS robots with NXT-G. You'll learn how to ...
Arduino and Kinect Projects: Design, Build, Blow Their Minds (Technology in Action)
If you've done some Arduino tinkering and wondered how you could incorporate the Kinect—or the other way around—then this book is for you. The authors of Arduino and Kinect Projects will show you how to create 10 amazing, creative projects, from simple to complex. You'll also find out how to incorporate Processing in your project design—a language very similar to the Arduino language. The ten projects are carefully designed to ...
Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition
A major new professional reference work on fingerprint security systems and technology from leading international researchers in the field. Handbook provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of all major topics, concepts, and methods for fingerprint security systems. This unique reference work is an absolutely essential resource for all biometric security professionals, researchers, and systems administrators.
Super #1 Robot: Japanese Robot Toys, 1972-1982
Shogun Warriors. Godaikin. Micronauts. They came in their legions, leaping straight from Japanese TV sets onto toy shelves. Shiny, outrageously colorful, sporting spring-powered missiles and "rocket punches" they were unlike anything seen before. Super #1 Robot showcases these unique action figures created during the heyday of Japanese robot toys, 1972 to 1982. From Popy's classic "Chogokin" Mazinger Z to Takatoku's Valkyrie (the first ...
FTC Robotics: Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Secrets
The Pope John XXIII Regional High School Robotics Team
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(This is the first edition. The second edition for the 2011/12 season is now available and is recommended.) FIRST Tech Challenge is the fastest growing robotics competition for High School students, but there has never before been a single volume to instruct new and veteran teams alike on how to navigate the competitions' rich complexities. This book contains the accumulated wisdom of several champion teams who have won major state level ...
The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor
McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics, 2011
Fuel your "Eureka!" moments and become a successful inventor Envision breakthrough new products using the proven methods and applied reasoning techniques of today's successful inventors. The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor lays out a systematic approach to innovation. Discover how to look at social developments and trends to find new ways of combining and improving existing technologies and systems. Plain-language examples of ...
The First Robotic Human
Talent Writers, 2014
Michael lives in New York city. It’s the year 2045, the internet is now a virtual reality. Cars drive themselves, cellphones are just a chip implanted in your ear and a visor implaled into the eye. There has never been a full fledged robot human robot, but Michael volunteers for the task. Jamakiso Samura works for apple robotics, and uploads a human brain into a robotic brain. Mike develops super strength, can remember everything he has ever ...
Inside ROBOTIX: An Easy Way To Enrich Your Child's Education Using STEM and Robotics
The Difference Press, 2014
You don’t need an engineering degree to build robots, as an engineer and mother of two has paved the way for hours of purposeful engagement and enrichment for kids of all ages. Every parent wants to enrich their children’s education. Every child is different, in terms of abilities and needs, interests and skills. After picking up her son from a playdate where he spent the whole time inside on a gaming console, Monica, whose son had ...
The Electric Mind: One Woman's Battle Against Paralysis at the Frontiers of Science (Kindle Single)
The Atavist, 2012
Paralyzed and unable to speak after a stroke, Cathy Hutchinson was trapped inside her mind, only communicating with the outside world through her eyes. Then she heard about an experiment called BrainGate at Brown University that hoped to allow immobilized patients to control robotic limbs with their thoughts. But can what sounds like science fiction eventually transform the lives of quadriplegics? And could it help Cathy take control of her ...
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