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The robot builder's bonanza

Author: Gordon McComb; Michael Predko
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This volume offers a modular approach and many easy and inexpensive robot experiments and projects. It explains how a robot is put together using commonly available parts, and gives directions for locomotion engineering, constructing robotic arms and hands, sensor design, remote control, adding sound, and computer control.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon McComb; Michael Predko
ISBN: 0071468935 9780071468930
OCLC Number: 62728671
Description: xxxi, 733 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The robot experimenter --
Anatomy of a robot --
Structural materials --
Buying parts --
Electronic components --
Tools --
Electronic construction techniques --
Plastic platforms --
Wooden platforms --
Metal platforms --
Hacking toys --
An overview of robot "brains" --
Programming fundamentals --
Computer peripherals --
The BASIC stamp 2 microcontroller --
Remote control systems --
Batteries and robot power supplies --
Principles of robot locomotion --
Choosing the right motor --
Working with DC motors --
Working with stepper motors --
Working with servo motors --
Building a roverbot --
Building a heavy-duty six-legged walking robot --
Advanced robot locomotion systems --
Reaching out with robot arms --
Building a revolute coordinate arm --
Experimenting with gripper designs --
The sense of touch --
Object detection --
Sound input and output --
Robot vision --
Navigation --
Fire detection systems --
Experimenting with tilt and gravity sensors --
Home robots and how not to chew up your furniture --
Robot tasks, operations, and behaviors --
Integrating the blocks --
Failure analysis --
Setting up workshops, demonstrations, and competitions.
Responsibility: Gordon McComb, Myke Predko.
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The "GRAND POOBAH" of all robotics books, completely updated and revamped to broaden the appeal and trim the fat. Myke Predko, the new co-author, brings his engineering expertise to truly round out  Read more...

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