Robots, Androids and Animatrons, Second Edition

Robots, Androids and  Animatrons, Second Edition
By:Iovine, John;
Pub Date:October 22nd 2001
Format:Mixed media product 270 pages
ISBN:0071394540 / 9780071394543
Your Price:$32.00 ADD TO CART
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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

Introduction

Acknowledgements

1: In the beginning

2: Artificial life and artificial intelligence

3: Power

4: Movement and drive systems

5: Sensors

6: Intelligence

7: Speech-controlled mobile robot

8: Behavioral-based robotics, neural networks, nervous nets, and subsumption architecture

9: Telepresence robot

10: Mobile platforms

11: Walker robots

12: Solar-ball robot

13: Underwater bots

14: Aerobots

15: Robotic arm and IBM PC interface and speech control

16: Android hand

Suppliers

Index


Backcover

Author Information

Downloads & Resources

Downloads



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