Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots

Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots

by Bryan Bergeron, Thomas Talbot
     
 

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Create the next generation of AUTONOMOUS ANDROIDS!

Construct self-governing 'droids that display physiologically correct behaviors. Co-written by experts in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and medicine, Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots features low-cost DIY projects that translate human physiology into cybernetics. Teach your

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Create the next generation of AUTONOMOUS ANDROIDS!

Construct self-governing 'droids that display physiologically correct behaviors. Co-written by experts in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and medicine, Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots features low-cost DIY projects that translate human physiology into cybernetics. Teach your creations to maneuver with an arsenal of behaviors, respond to stimuli, talk, and listen. This practical, inventive guide even shows how to realistically simulate emotion and aging in your robots.

  • Understand cybernetic and robotics principles
  • Work with programmable microcontrollers
  • Choose and wire sensors, actuators, and servos
  • Program dazzling reflex arcs and behavior loops
  • Enable your automatons to speak and hear
  • Build beating hearts and limbs with flowing veins
  • Create breathing patterns that respond to triggers
  • Mimic humanoid feelings and facial expressions
  • Use prototyping kits and testing devices

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071814058
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
09/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
24 MB
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Meet the Author

Bryan Bergeron, MD has over 15 years of experience writing and speaking about leading-edge technology and envisioning the future. He teaches at Harvard Medical School, is Editor-in-Chief of e.MD and technical editor of Postgraduate Medicine. A software industry pioneer himself, Dr. Bergeron created the first medical multimedia program for the Mac and several other "first" personal health management and family planning programs. He is currently president of Archetype Technologies, Inc., a technology consulting firm, and Chief Scientist at Kurzweil Technologies, Inc., where he designs emotionally intelligent interfaces.

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