RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 79002109 LA English T1 The robotics primer A1 Matarić, Maja J., PB MIT Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2007 SN 9780262633543 026263354X AB "The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to robotics for students at pre-university and university levels, hobbyists, and anyone interested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basic concepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticated applications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with an emphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The core concepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to more complex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that will appeal to readers of different backgrounds."--Back cover.