Amphibionics (eBook)

Amphibionics
By:Williams, Karl;
Pub Date:April 22nd 2003
Format:Electronic book text 363 pages
ISBN:0071429212 / 9780071429214
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Main description

This work provides the hobbyist with detailed mechanical, electronic, and PIC microcontroller knowledge needed to build and program a snake, frog, turtle, and alligator robots. It focuses on the construction of each robot in detail, and then explores the world of slithering, jumping, swimming, and walking robots, and the artificial intelligence needed with these platforms.


Table of contents

Introduction

A Brief History

How amphibians achieve locomotion

Software control algorithms

Stages of Construction

Mechanical Construction

Theory and construction of Various Sensors

A study of the PIC Microcontroller

Programming

Coordinating the servos for walking

Monitoring the sensors

Output of sound

Controlling light-emitting diodes

Making sure the robots display lifelike behavior

Artificial Intelligence Experiments

Individual Amphibian Projects

Snake

Frog

Turtle

Lizard

Adding an Ultrasonic Rangefinding Sensor

Mapping out rooms

Focusing on Narrow Objects

Interfacing a Model Airplane Radio Transmitter

Using the Controller Board to Give the Robots Remote Control

Robotic Gripper

Mechanical Construction

Mounting the Gripper to the Robot

Software and Programming

Taking it Further

Adding Features and Improvements


Backcover

Author Information

Downloads & Resources

Downloads



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