Robots, Androids and Animatrons, Second Edition

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Date

October 1, 2001

Format

Electronic book text, 270 pages

ISBN

0071394540 / 9780071394543

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Overview


Main description

Bring a robot to life without programming or assembly language skills!

There’s never been a better time to explore the world of the nearly human. With the complete directions supplied by popular electronics author John Iovine, you can:

• Build your first walking, talking, sensing, thinking robot • Create 12 working robotic projects, using the fully illustrated instructions provided • Get the best available introduction to robotics, motion control, sensors, and neural intelligence • Put together basic modules to build sophisticated ‘bots of your own design • Construct a robotic arm that responds to your spoken commands • Build a realistic, functional robotic hand • Apply sensors to detect bumps, walls, inclines , and roads • Give your robot expertise and neural intelligence

You geteverything you need to create 12 exciting robotic projects using off-the-shelf products and workshop-built devices, including a complete parts list. Also ideal for anyone interested in electronic and motion control, this cult classic gives you the building blocks you need to go practically anywhere in robotics.


Table of contents

IntroductionAcknowledgements1: In the beginning2: Artificial life and artificial intelligence3: Power4: Movement and drive systems5: Sensors6: Intelligence7: Speech-controlled mobile robot8: Behavioral-based robotics, neural networks, nervous nets, and subsumption architecture9: Telepresence robot10: Mobile platforms11: Walker robots12: Solar-ball robot13: Underwater bots14: Aerobots15: Robotic arm and IBM PC interface and speech control16: Android handSuppliersIndex


Author comments

John Iovine is the author of several popular TAB titles that explore the frontiers of scientific research. He has written Homemade Holograms: The Complete Guide to Inexpensive, Do-It-Yourself Holography; Kirlian Photography: A Hands-On Guide; Fantastic Electronics: Build Your Own Negative-Ion Generator and Other Projects; and A Step into Virtual Reality. He is also the “Amazing Science” columnist for Poptronics magazine.


Back cover copy

“Bound to stir the imagination and inspire plans.”--Poptronics, on John Iovine’s PIC Microcontroller Project Book

MORE SENSORS—MORE SMARTS—MORE MOVES—MORE POWER—MORE CONTROL—MORE PROJECTS—LOWER COSTS—AMATEUR ROBOTICS COMES INTO ITS OWN!

Robots, Androids, and Animatrons Second Edition

The time has come for you to bring a robot to life! With the plummeting costs of microcontrollers, quantum improvements and price reductions in other technologies, and the availability of a slew of exciting components in the electronics marketplace, there’s never been a better time to explore the world of the nearly human. With the complete directions supplied by popular electronics author John Iovine in this revised Robots, Androids, and Animatrons, you can:


• Build your first walking, talking, sensing, thinking robot
• Create 12 working robotic projects, using the fully illustrated instructions provided
• Get the best available introduction to robotics, motion control, sensors, and neural intelligence
• Put together basic modules to build sophisticated ‘bots of your own design
• Construct a robotic arm that responds to your spoken commands
• Build a realistic, functional robotic hand
• Apply sensors to detect bumps, walls, inclines , and roads
• Give your robot expertise and neural intelligence
• Do all of this without programming or assembly language skills

PERFECT FOR FIRST-TIME ROBOT BUILDERS—AND FOR MORE ADVANCED HOBBYISTS WHO WANT TO ADD TO THEIR SKILLS
If you have basic electronics abilities, Robots, Androids, and Animatrons gives you everything you need to create 12 exciting robotic projects using off-the-shelf products and workshop-built devices—including a complete parts list. Also ideal for anyone interested in electronic and motion control, this book—already a cult classic—gives you the building blocks you need to go practically anywhere in robotics. You’ll find hours of amusement here —and perhaps the germ of your new best friend!





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