Anatomy of a Robot [NOOK Book]


Here's a unique "head to toe" examination of all of the major disciplines involved in building robots and control systems--offering both practical theory and philosophy in a technical yet entertaining way.

* A true "under the hood" ...

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Anatomy of a Robot

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Here's a unique "head to toe" examination of all of the major disciplines involved in building robots and control systems--offering both practical theory and philosophy in a technical yet entertaining way.

* A true "under the hood" look at the gamut of subjects related to robotics, from mathematics to control systems

* Brings a technical topic down to a novice's level, equating mechanical pieces with human counterparts: controls=mind, power system=heart, actuators=muscles, and sensors=eyes and ears

* Coverage ranges from project management to nuts and bolts topics such as sensors, actuators, power systems, and controls

* Provides basic background theory of each subject and then goes into more in-depth treatment, including math and references

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071429306
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: TAB Robotics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Bergren is an electrical engineer with extensive experience in robotics, electronics, design, research, telecommunications, and management. He has contributed management and creative skills to Qwest and Wind River , where he initiated both hardware and software projects. He lives in Boulder, Colorado where he has a consulting design-engineering firm ( ).
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Table of Contents

Introduction Acknowledgments Chapter 1: A Brief History of Walking Machines Computer Control Summary Chapter 2: Walking Gaits Stability Adaptability (Tripod Gait, Wave Gait, Degrees of Freedom per Leg) Summary Chapter 3: Tools, Test Equipment, and Materials Test Equipment Construction Materials Summary

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2003

    Excellent Source for Hobbyist and Expert Alike

    I found this book to hold my interests as a causal hobbyist of robotics. the Depth of knowlegd share by the aurthor imressed me. As a science fiction fan I was interested in robotics from that standpoint. I see from reading this book that we still have a ways to go but I can also see the capacity to get there.

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