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Robot Building for Teens

Robot Building for Teens

by Behnam Salemi


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781133948650
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Series: For Teens Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 263,241
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Behnam Salemi is a computer scientist and roboticist. He received his Ph.D. in computer science and robotics from the University of Southern California in 2004. He has worked on many cutting-edge robotic research projects funded by organizations such as NASA and DARPA. He was a member of the award-winning USC Information Sciences Institute robotics team, the Dream Team, which earned the gold medal at RoboCup, an international robotic soccer competition, in Nagoya, Japan, in 1997. He also led the USC/ISI robotics team, Morpheus, to the first-place award at the International Planetary Robotic Contingency Challenge competition in Pasadena, California, in 2008. Behnam enjoys building robots, and his research interests include distributed robotics, artificial intelligence, and multi-agent systems.

Table of Contents

1. The Runaway Robot, or Bug-Like Intelligence. 2. Built-In Intelligence. 3. Sensing and Acting. 4. Digital Brain. 5. Programming the DB-Bot. 6. Who Else is Using Digital Brains? 7. Extending DB-Bot. 8. Robotic Applications and New Directions. 9. What the Future Holds.

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