Building Robot Drive Trains

Author: Dennis Clark
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071408509
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is just what robotics hobbyists need to build an effective drive train using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts. Leaving heavy-duty 2tech speak3 behind, the authors focus on the actual concepts and applications necessary to build and understand these critical force-conveying systems.

Combat Robots Complete

Author: Chris Hannold
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071408886
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This manual aims to cover everything you need to build your own battling robot, including information on wiring, modelling, design, weapon systems and more. It also presents data on cost, unions, rules, competing, choosing, ordering, using and maintaining much of the equipment.

FIRST Robots Aim High

Author: Vince Wilczynski
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781610601719
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Design

Personal robots are about as advanced today as personal computers were on the eve of the first IBM PC in the early 1980s. They are still the domain of hobbyists who cobble them together from scratch or from kits, join local clubs to swap code and stage contests, and whose labor of love is setting the stage for a technological revolution. This book will deconstruct the 30 regional winning robot designs from the FIRST Robotics Competition in 2006. The FIRST Robotics Competition (held annually and co-founded by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers) is a multinational competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. In 2005 the competition reached close to 25,000 people on close to 1,000 teams in 30 competitions. Teams came from Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Israel, Mexico, the U.K., and almost every U.S. state. The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events that have gained a loyal following because of the high caliber work featured. Each team is paired with a mentor from such companies as Apple, Motorola, or NASA (NASA has sponsored 200 teams in 8 years). This book looks at 30 different robot designs all based on the same chassis, and provides in-depth information on the inspiration and the technology that went into building each of them. Each robot is featured in 6-8 pages providing readers with a solid understanding of how the robot was conceived and built. There are sketches, interim drawings, and process shots for each robot.

Amphibionics

Author: Karl Williams
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071429214
Release Date: 2003-04-22
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This work provides the hobbyist with detailed mechanical, electronic, and PIC microcontroller knowledge needed to build and program a snake, frog, turtle, and alligator robots. It focuses on the construction of each robot in detail, and then explores the world of slithering, jumping, swimming, and walking robots, and the artificial intelligence needed with these platforms.

Insectronics

Author: Karl Williams
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071412417
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This volume explains how to build a six-legged robot that walks and responds to its environment using state-of-the-art technology and advanced artificial intelligence. The book discusses mechanical construction, electronics, PIC programming, use of sensors and robot-intelligence routines. A software chapter includes routines to co-ordinate the servos for walking, monitoring the sensors and the output and control of sound and light. The book ends with a special section on how readers might experiment to evolve the robot further and make it their own.

Build Your Own Combat Robot

Author: Pete Miles
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780072228441
Release Date: 2002-12-06
Genre: Computers

Create your own powerful battling robot from start to finish using this easy-to-follow manual. Robotics experts Pete Miles and Tom Carroll explain the science and technology behind robots, and show you what materials you need to build and program a robot for home, school, and competition.

Library Journal

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ISBN: UOM:39015082964936
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Robot Builder s Sourcebook

Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071416917
Release Date: 2002-09-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

EVERYTHING THE ROBOTICS HOBBYIST NEEDS TO LEARN -- WHAT IT IS -- WHERE TO GET IT -- HOW TO GET STARTED FROM THE AUTHOR OF ROBOT BUILDER’S BONANZA! Fascinated by the world of robotics but don’t know how to tap into the incredible amount of information available on the subject? Clueless as to locating specific information on robotics? Want the names, addresses, phone numbers, and web sites of companies that can supply the exact part, plan, kit, building material, programming language, operating system, computer system, or publication you’ve been searching for? Turn to Robot Builder’s Sourcebook – a unique clearinghouse of information for that will open 2500+ new doors and spark almost as many new ideas. Written by Gordon McComb, author of the classic Robot Builder’s Bonanza, one of the most popular books ever written on amateur robotics, the Sourcebook lists over 2500 mail-order suppliers and other sources, including local-area businesses, cross-referenced and categorized to make your search quick and easy. You’ll find detailed information about the resources, including addresses and phone numbers: In short, everything you need to find – and acquire – common and uncommon robotics parts and supplies. In order to provide a true “robotics goldmine,” this one-of-a kind guide also includes: * Dozens of informative “sidebars” to help you understand essential robotic technologies such as motor types, sensor design, and how to select the best materials * Scores of relevant articles designed to fill-in informational gaps, stimulate thinking, and help you make the most of all the material the Sourcebook makes available to you If you want to know where in the world of robotics you can find it . . . turn to the Sourcebook.

Combat Robot Weapons

Author: Chris Hannold
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071422005
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

ABOUT THE CD: The CD-ROM contains CAD and rendering software, CAD models, robot fighting videos and printable tables filled with useful information for all robot builders. Rhino3D is a computer aided design (CAD) program and provides the tools to accurately model your designs ready for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing. (Evaluation version) Flamingo is a raytracing program that provides photometrically accurate images with reflections, refraction, diffusion, translucency, transparency, color bleeding, shadows, depth of field, depth attenuation, ClearFinish(TM), and indirect lighting. (Evaluation version) The robot fighting videos are some of the best fight clips available from the NC Robot StreetFight. The CAD models include a full representation of Dagoth, the thirty pound bot constructed in Combat Robots Complete. This particular model shows Dagoth's upgrade plans from a wedge bot with spike to a vertical spinner bot with a secondary wedge.

Robot Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Illustrated

Author: Paul Sandin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071429283
Release Date: 2003-05-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

* Covers virtually everything related to mobile robots--destined to become THE definitive work on robot mechanisms * Discusses the manipulators, grippers, and mechanical sensors used in mobile robotics * Includes never before compiled material on high-mobility suspension and drivetrains * Motor control section is written for those who don't have an advanced electrical understanding * A must read for anyone interested in the field of high-mobility vehicles

The Robot Builder s Bonanza

Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071362967
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Dealing with amateur robotics building, this book contains the servo motor technology, microcontrolled robots, remote control, Lego Mindstorms Kits, and other commercial kits. It provides coverage of Robotix-based Robots, Lego Technic-based Robots, Functionoids with Lego Mindstorms, and Location and Motorized Systems with Servo Motors.

Programming and Customizing the OOPic Microcontroller

Author: Dennis Clark
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071420843
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

this authoritative guide delves deeply into this groundbreaking technology and delivers a programming guide and application notes dedicated to the OOPic environment. This title includes a full object listing as well as an IDE (Integrated Development Interface) hardware and software guide and a CD-OM with all project and experiment codes that you incorporate to customise your own projects. Stay ahead of the robotics curve, tap into the power of OOPic microcontrollers with this indispensable volume!

Mobile Robots

Author: Joseph L. Jones
Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press
ISBN: 1568810970
Release Date: 1998-11-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Revised and updated, the second edition includes several new chapters with projects and applications. The authors keep pace with the ever-growing and rapidly expanding field of robotics. The new edition reflects technological developments and includes programs and activities for robot enthusiasts. Using photographs, illustrations, and informative text, Mobile Robots guides the reader through the step-by-step process of constructing two different and inexpensive yet fully functional robots.