Intermediate Robot Building

Intermediate Robot Building

Description

For readers of Robot Building for Beginner (Apress, 2002 and 2009), welcome to the next level. Intermediate Robot Building, Second Edition offers you the kind of real-world knowledge that only renowned author David Cook can offer.


In this book, you'll learn the value of a robot heartbeat and the purpose of the wavy lines in photocells. You'll find out what electronic part you should sand. You'll discover how a well-placed switch can help a robot avoid obstacles better than a pair of feelers. And you'll avoid mistakes that can cause a capacitor to explode.


Want a robot that can explore rooms, follow lines, or battle opponents in mini-sumo? This book presents step-by-step instructions and circuit and part descriptions so that you can build the robot featured in the book or apply the modules to your own robot designs.


Finally, you'll find the complete schematics for Roundabout, a room explorer that requires no programming and uses only off-the-shelf electronics. With Roundabout, you'll use many of the same techniques used by professional robotics engineers, and you'll experience many of the same challenges and joys they feel when a robot "comes to life."


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Details

Author(s)
David Cook
Format
Paperback | 480 pages
Dimensions
178 x 254 x 27.94mm | 888g
Publication date
31 May 2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Imprint
aPress
Publication City/Country
Berlin, Germany
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd ed.
Illustrations note
480 p.
ISBN10
1430227540
ISBN13
9781430227540
Bestsellers rank
520,826