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.

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.

Programming robot controllers

Author: Myke Predko
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
ISBN: 0071408517
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

Great for the advanced beginner or intermediate level robot hobbyists, this guide details the PICmicro( controller and includes specifics on designing the robot system, software development, and advanced programming.

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.

Sensors for Mobile Robots

Author: H.R. Everett
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439863480
Release Date: 1995-07-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The author compiles everything a student or experienced developmental engineer needs to know about the supporting technologies associated with the rapidly evolving field of robotics. From the table of contents: Design Considerations * Dead Reckoning * Odometry Sensors * Doppler and Inertial Navigation * Typical Mobility Configurations * Tactile and Proximity Sensing * Triangulation Ranging * Stereo Disparity * Active Triangulation * Active Stereoscopic * Hermies * Structured Light * Known Target Size * Time of Flight * Phase-Shift Measurement * Frequency Modulation * Interferometry * Range from Focus * Return Signal Intensity * Acoustical Energy * Electromagnetic Energy * Optical Energy * Microwave Radar * Collision Avoidance * Guidepath Following * Position-Location Systems * Ultrasonic and Optical Position-Location Systems * Wall, Doorway, andCeiling Referencing * Application-Specific Mission Sensors

Robot Builder s Sourcebook

Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071406859
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

* A much-needed clearinghouse for information on amateur and educational robotics, containing over 2,500 listings of robot suppliers, including mail order and local area businesses * Contains resources for both common and hard-to-find parts and supplies * Features dozens of "sidebars" to clarify essential robotics technologies * Provides original articles on various robot-building topics

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.

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.

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 Programming

Author: Cameron Hughes
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780134176697
Release Date: 2016-05-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Start programming robots NOW! Learn hands-on, through easy examples, visuals, and code This is a unique introduction to programming robots to execute tasks autonomously. Drawing on years of experience in artificial intelligence and robot programming, Cameron and Tracey Hughes introduce the reader to basic concepts of programming robots to execute tasks without the use of remote controls. Robot Programming: A Guide to Controlling Autonomous Robots takes the reader on an adventure through the eyes of Midamba, a lad who has been stranded on a desert island and must find a way to program robots to help him escape. In this guide, you are presented with practical approaches and techniques to program robot sensors, motors, and translate your ideas into tasks a robot can execute autonomously. These techniques can be used on today’s leading robot microcontrollers (ARM9 and ARM7) and robot platforms (including the wildly popular low-cost Arduino platforms, LEGO® Mindstorms EV3, NXT, and Wowee RS Media Robot) for your hardware/Maker/DIY projects. Along the way the reader will learn how to: Program robot sensors and motors Program a robot arm to perform a task Describe the robot’s tasks and environments in a way that a robot can process using robot S.T.O.R.I.E.S. Develop a R.S.V.P. (Robot Scenario Visual Planning) used for designing the robot’s tasks in an environment Program a robot to deal with the “unexpected” using robot S.P.A.C.E.S. Program robots safely using S.A.R.A.A. (Safe Autonomous Robot Application Architecture) Approach Program robots using Arduino C/C++ and Java languages Use robot programming techniques with LEGO® Mindstorms EV3, Arduino, and other ARM7 and ARM9-based robots.

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