Linux Robotics

Overview

POWER UP YOUR ROBOT WITH LINUX

If you want your robot to have more brains than microcontrollers can deliver ? if you want a truly intelligent, high-capability robot ? everything you need is right here. Linux Robotics gives you step-by-step directions for "Zeppo," a super-smart, single-board-powered robot that can be built by any hobbyist. You also get complete instructions for incorporating Linux single boards into your own unique robotic designs. No programming experience is ...

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Overview

POWER UP YOUR ROBOT WITH LINUX

If you want your robot to have more brains than microcontrollers can deliver — if you want a truly intelligent, high-capability robot — everything you need is right here. Linux Robotics gives you step-by-step directions for "Zeppo," a super-smart, single-board-powered robot that can be built by any hobbyist. You also get complete instructions for incorporating Linux single boards into your own unique robotic designs. No programming experience is required. This book includes access to all the downloadable programs you need, plus complete training in doing original programming.

THE POWER TO BUILD A SMARTER, MORE SOPHISTICATED ROBOT

Combining essential aspects of robotics and programming, this book/Website package from programmer/robot enthusiast D. Jay Newman for the first time empowers hobbyists to construct more intelligent, higher capacity robots. Use it to start designing and constructing your own superbot today.

Put More on Board with Linux

  • More sophisticated movements
  • Better vision and sensing
  • Greater behavioral flexibility
  • Upgraded image capture
  • Improved navigational skills
  • Smarter decision-making
  • Faster responses
  • And more

Access a Roboticist's Dream Website FREE with this book:

  • Downloadable software
  • Circuit examples
  • Solderless breadboard designs (no tools required)
  • Complete classes in behavioral and neural network programming, in Java
  • www.books.mcgraw-hill.com/authors/newman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071444842
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
  • Publication date: 12/21/2005
  • Series: TAB Electronics Technician Library Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 287
  • Product dimensions: 0.65 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 7.44 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Jay Newman is a programmer, writer, and robot enthusiast. He has been interested in computers and robotics for as long as he can remember. This is his first book.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Starting out 1
Ch. 2 Electronics and such 27
Ch. 3 Internal communication : the control network 47
Ch. 4 Sensors 63
Ch. 5 Behavioral programming 79
Ch. 6 Audio : speaking and listening 93
Ch. 7 Vision : seeing the world 103
Ch. 8 Mapping and planning : where is here? and how do we get from here to there? 119
Ch. 9 Artificial neural networks 131
Ch. 10 Working without a wire 139
App. A ENerd robotics framework code 157
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