books about: robotics
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 ...
Dragonsinger: Harper of Pern
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers
A world without UNDERPANTS?!!! When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated, postapocalyptic planet for all eternity. But why, you might ask, didn't the amazing Captain Underpants save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkletrousers and his time-traveling hijinks prevented George and Harold from creating Captain Underpants in the first place! Now, ...
Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real
How can you make dreams come true? Or transform a fantasy into a colorful, exciting world that visitors can move through, touch, and enjoy? Such fabulous work is the daily business of Walt Disney's Imagineers, a core group of creative and highly skilled professional wizards who combine imagination with engineering to create the reality of behind the dreams that comprise the Disney theme parks. In this sequel to the best-selling Walt Disney ...
The Decision: Your prostate biopsy shows cancer. Now what?: Medical insight, personal stories, and humor by a ...
John C. McHugh M.D.
Jennie Cooper Press
Over 200,000 times a year in the U.S. a patient will leave his urologist's office having been told he has prostate cancer. What the patient thought to be a disease of old men from which they do not die, now becomes a very complicated and frustrating dilemma about which treatment to pursue. "The Decision" offers the reader an insider's view to the key issues necessary for a well thought-out treatment plan peculiar only to him. Being a urologist ...
The Cult of LEGO
No Starch Press
Book by Meno, Joe, Baichtal, John
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 ...
Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Discovery of Design
A World Created in Perfection, Now Unveiled... From the frontiers of scientific discovery, researchers are now taking design elements from the natural world and creating extraordinary breakthroughs that benefit our health, our quality of life, our ability to communicate, and even help us work more efficiently. An exciting look at cutting-edge scientific advances, Discovery of Design highlights incredible examples that include: How things like ...
Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life
Rabbi Edgar J. Weinsberg,
Health Success Media, LLC
This inspiring physical, emotional, and spiritual guide empowers patients to face diagnosis with dignity, explore their options realistically, and tackle recovery with optimism and determination. The first book to emphasize robotic surgery for prostate cancer from an informed layman's perspective, CONQUER PROSTATE CANCER discusses the latest research and advances in treatment, and profiles twenty patients who chose various treatment options. ...
Ride the Wave: How 12 Technologies will Change the World and Make You Rich
Fred A. Rogers
Crucial Trends Press
Ride that wave into a new era of prosperity...or be swept away by the wave. Despite its stagnant appearance, the world is about to be hit by a massive wave of technology-driven economic change. Careers, fortunes and businesses will be made and destroyed, almost overnight. In "Ride the Wave", you'll learn about the 12 dazzling technologies of the coming "golden age" and how you can profit from them. Drawing upon over three ...
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 ...
An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R (Springer Texts in Statistics)
An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, ...
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Vol. 2- Garma
With the Federation's White Base now on Earth and his assault carrier loaded with civilians, Bright Noah must now navigate his ship safely through enemy occupied territory. Unfortunately on his tail are a host Zeon troops. Lead by the Commander of North American Earth Forces, Captain Garma Zabi, a fleet of aircraft is preparing to lay siege on the Federation ship with ambitions to capture its new Mobile Suit. But before the Zeon make their ...
The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide
David J. Perdue
No Starch Press
The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT 2.0 set offers hundreds of building elements, programming software, and powerful electronics that you can use to create amazing robots. But where do you begin? This eagerly awaited second edition of the bestselling Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Inventor's Guide is your key to designing, building, and programming robots with the NXT 2.0 set. You'll learn practical building techniques, like how to build sturdy ...
The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make
McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics, 2013
Fascinatingly Fun, Family-Friendly Steampunk Projects "Here’s a Steampunk tale with an invitation to build Steampunk props. An interactive notion; an imaginative adventure; and a way to further stimulate your own imagination." -- From the Foreword by David Silverman, director and producer of The Simpsons Movie and codirector of Monsters, Inc. Steampunk stalwart Thomas Willeford cordially invites you on an adventure--one in which you get ...
Optimal Control Theory: An Introduction (Prentice-Hall networks series)
Donald E. Kirk
Optimal control theory is the science of maximizing the returns from and minimizing the costs of the operation of physical, social, and economic processes. Geared toward upper-level undergraduates, this text introduces three aspects of optimal control theory: dynamic programming, Pontryagin's minimum principle, and numerical techniques for trajectory optimization. Chapters 1 and 2 focus on describing systems and evaluating their performances. ...
Science Fair Season: Twelve Kids, a Robot Named Scorch . . . and What It Takes to Win
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 ...
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