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Arduino Robotics (Technology in Action)
John-David Warren, Josh Adams, ...

Apress, 2011

This book will show you how to use your Arduino to control a variety of different robots, while providing step-by-step instructions on the entire robot building process. You'll learn Arduino basics as well as the characteristics of different types of motors used in robotics. You also discover controller methods and failsafe methods, and learn how to apply them to your project. The book starts with basic robots and moves into more complex ...


Theory of Applied Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control (2nd Edition)
Reza N. Jazar

Springer, 2010

The second edition of this book would not have been possible without the comments and suggestions from my students, especially those at Columbia University. Many of the new topics introduced here are a direct result of student feedback that helped me refine and clarify the material. My intention when writing this book was to develop material that I would have liked to had available as a student. Hopefully, I have succeeded in developing a ...


Build Your Own Humanoid Robots : 6 Amazing and Affordable Projects (TAB Robotics)
Karl Williams

McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics, 2004

This book features great droids, indeed! This unique guide to sophisticated robotics projects brings humanoid robot construction home to the hobbyist. Written by a well-known figure in the robotics community, "Build Your Own Humanoid Robots" provides step-by-step directions for 6 exciting projects, each costing less than $300. Together, they form the essential ingredients for making your own humanoid robot. If you are serious enough to interest ...


Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)
Roland Siegwart, Illah Reza Nourbakhsh, ...

The MIT Press, 2011

Mobile robots range from the Mars Pathfinder mission's teleoperated Sojourner to the cleaning robots in the Paris Metro. This text offers students and other interested readers an introduction to the fundamentals of mobile robotics, spanning the mechanical, motor, sensory, perceptual, and cognitive layers the field comprises. The text focuses on mobility itself, offering an overview ...


Make: Electronics (Learning by Discovery)
Charles Platt

Make, 2009

"This is teaching at its best!" --Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron ( "A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous . I'll be recommending this book highly." --Tom Igoe, author of ...


The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color): A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots
Laurens Valk

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 ...


Robotics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Alan Winfield

Oxford University Press, 2012

Robotics is a key technology in the modern world, a well-established part of manufacturing and warehouse automation, assembling cars or washing machines, or moving goods to and from storage racks for Internet mail order. Robots have taken their first steps into homes and hospitals, and have seen spectacular success in planetary exploration. Yet despite these successes, robots have failed to live up to the predictions of the 1950s and 60s, when ...


Robot Building for Beginners (Technology in Action)
David Cook

Apress, 2010

“I wrote this book because I love building robots. I want you to love building robots, too. It took me a while to learn about many of the tools and parts in amateur robotics. Perhaps by writing about my experiences, I can give you a head start.” — David Cook Robot Building for Beginners, Second Edition is an update of David Cook's best-selling Robot Building for Beginners. This book continues its aim at teenagers and adults who ...


Kathy Ceceri

Nomad Press, 2012

Named to the 2012 Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" Reading List for Informational Books for Older Readers, Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future is a fun and educational introduction to the exciting field of designing, building, and operating robots. Along with background material and clear explanations of how robots work, Robotics features step-by-step instructions for building real robot models using ...


Robotics, Vision and Control: Fundamental Algorithms in MATLAB (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics)
Peter Corke

Springer, 2013

The practice of robotics and computer vision both involve the application of computational algorithms to data. Over the fairly recent history of the fields of robotics and computer vision a very large body of algorithms has been developed. However this body of knowledge is something of a barrier for anybody entering the field, or even looking to see if they want to enter the field — What is the right algorithm for a particular problem?, and ...


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 ...


Programming Arduino: Getting Started With Sketches
Monk Simon

Tab Books, 2011

Clear, easy-to-follow examples show you how to program Arduino with ease! "Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches" helps you understand the software side of Arduino and explains how to write well-crafted Sketches (the name given to Arduino programs) using the C language of Arduino. This practical guide offers an unintimidating, concise approach for non-programmers that will get you up and running right away.   "Programming Arduino: ...



WAGmob, 2013

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ WAGmob: Over One million paying customer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ WAGmob brings you Simple 'n Easy, on-the-go learning book for "Robotics". The book provides: Snack sized chapters for easy learning. Designed for both students and adults. This book provides a quick summary of essential concepts in Robotics by following snack sized chapters: Introduction to Robotics, • What is Robotics? • What is a ...


Introduction to Robotics: Analysis, Control, Applications
Saeed B. Niku

Wiley, 2010

Niku offers comprehensive, yet concise coverage of robotics that will appeal to engineers. Robotic applications are drawn from a wide variety of fields. Emphasis is placed on design along with analysis and modeling. Kinematics and dynamics are covered extensively in an accessible style. Vision systems are discussed in detail, which is a cutting-edge area in robotics. Engineers will also find a running design project that reinforces the concepts ...


FTC Robotics: Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Secrets: 2013-14 Edition
The Pope John XXIII High School Robotics Team

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

The best selling book on FTC Robotics just got better: Extensively updated with new material for the 2013-14 season! This edition includes information about new plastics recently allowed by rule changes, new building materials such as extruded slotted aluminum, new fabrication techniques such as 3D printing, and more! FIRST Tech Challenge is the fastest growing FIRST robotics competition for students, but there has never before been a single ...


Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists
Dustyn Roberts

McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics, 2010

A unique guide to practical mechanical design principles and their applications In Making Things Move , you'll learn how to build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from art installations to toys to labor-saving devices. The projects include a drawing machine, a mini wind turbine, a mousetrap powered car, and more, but the applications of the examples are limited only by your ...


Robotics: Theory and Industrial Applications
Larry Ross, Stephen Fardo, ...

Goodheart-Willcox, 2010

The Laboratory Manual consists of activities and projects for each chapter.


Principles of Robot Motion: Theory, Algorithms, and Implementations (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous ...
Howie Choset, Kevin M. Lynch, ...

A Bradford Book, 2005

Robot motion planning has become a major focus of robotics. Research findings can be applied not only to robotics but to planning routes on circuit boards, directing digital actors in computer graphics, robot-assisted surgery and medicine, and in novel areas such as drug design and protein folding. This text reflects the great advances that have taken place in the last ten years, ...


Practical Electronics for Inventors
Paul Scherz, Simon Monk

Tab Books, 2013

THE ELECTRONICS KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INVENTOR "If there is a successor to Make: Electronics, then I believe it would have to be Practical Electronics for Inventors ....perfect for an electrical engineering student or maybe a high school student with a strong aptitude for electronics....I’ve been anxiously awaiting this update, and it was well worth the wait."--GeekDad ( Spark your creativity and gain the ...


Probabilistic Robotics (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)
Sebastian Thrun, Wolfram Burgard, ...

The MIT Press, 2005

Probabilistic robotics is a new and growing area in robotics, concerned with perception and control in the face of uncertainty. Building on the field of mathematical statistics, probabilistic robotics endows robots with a new level of robustness in real-world situations. This book introduces the reader to a wealth of techniques and algorithms in the field. All algorithms are based ...



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