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Step-by-step guidance on building a six-legged insect-like walking robot
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Step-by-step guidance on building a six-legged insect-like walking robot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071412414
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/5/2002
  • Series: TAB Robotics
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Karl Williams is currently employed by Mitra Imaging, a leading medical imaging software company recently acquired by AGFA. In 1985 Mr. Williams was the recipient of an IBM computer technology award for building a computer-controlled robotic arm. A resident of Ontario, Canada, he hosts a robotics and electronics web site.

Karl Williams is currently employed by Mitra Imaging, a leading medical imaging software company recently acquired by AGFA. In 1985 Mr. Williams was the recipient of an IBM computer technology award for building a computer-controlled robotic arm. A resident of Ontario, Canada, he hosts a robotics and electronics web site.

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Table of Contents

A Brief History of Walking Machines
Walking Gaits
Tools, Test Equipment, and Materials
Stages of Robotic Evolution
Chassis, Legs, and Servo Motors
The Main Controller Board
The Infrared Sensor Board
Final Assembly
PIC Programming
Experiments
Ultrasonic Range Finding
Radio Remote Control
Adding a Robotic Gripper
Taking it Further
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2002

    Best robotics sourcebook EVER

    For someone who has always wanted to build a real robot, but didn't know where to start, THIS is the book you've been waiting for! I loved the step by step approach that didn't leave you wondering how to get the job done. The technical drawings & diagrams were really clear and easy to understand. Even if you don't want to build the robot Williams has designed, the book is full of great info like how to make your own printed circuit boards, program your bot for ultrasonic room mapping and radio remote control. Whether you build the hexapod robot from the book or use the design concepts as a launchpad for your own creations, this is a sourcebook that no robotics enthusiast should be without!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2002

    Fantastic

    Very impressive and thorough. Packed full of diagrams, schematics and photos. You can even see the robot walking with the flip book photos on the corners. Well worth the $20.

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