Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots

by Gareth Branwyn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789729717

ISBN-13: 9780789729712

Pub. Date: 08/25/2003

Publisher: Que

Finally, a robots book for people who don't know the first thing about robotics! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Robots is well-written, inviting, and action-packed, with engaging ideas and fascinating factoids about robots and robot-related arts and sciences. You are led gently into the intimidating world of robotics, but nearly 400 pages later, you emerge

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Finally, a robots book for people who don't know the first thing about robotics! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Robots is well-written, inviting, and action-packed, with engaging ideas and fascinating factoids about robots and robot-related arts and sciences. You are led gently into the intimidating world of robotics, but nearly 400 pages later, you emerge with a respectable knowledge of robot history, the major fields and "schools" of robotics today, and the basic skills and resources needed to create hobby robots. By the end of the book, you will be the proud owner of three bots, the first two of which demonstrate key robotic principles. The third is a programmable/expandable robot, which serves as a platform for future experimentation. And best of all, these robots are built with simple to get and inexpensive parts - many of which you already have around the house!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789729712
Publisher:
Que
Publication date:
08/25/2003
Series:
Absolute Beginner's Guide
Pages:
366
Sales rank:
814,488
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
IRobot.edu11
1What's in a Name?13
2Robot Evolution33
3Robot's Rules of Order61
4Robot Anatomy Class75
IIGettin' Dirty with it111
5The Right Tools for the Job113
6Acquiring Mad Robot Skills147
7Project 1: Coat Hanger Walker185
8Project 2: Mousey the Junkbot227
9Project 3: Building a DiscRover263
IIIResources299
10Robot Hardware and Software301
11Robot Books, Magazines, and Videos319
12Robots on the Web333
Useful Bot-Building References341
Glossary345
Index355

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