A K Peters, MA, 1993, 349 pgs, Illustrations, Photographs, Appendices, Bibliography, Index.
Condition: Near Fine glossy pictorial hardcover, clean & tight binding & unmarked pages. A nice copy of this. Black & white and color photographs. Book is an 'outgrowth of the Robot Building Manual built for the MIT AI Lab's Robot Talent Show in 1989' (from the preface).
Categories: 1980's computers and computing, Computer Graphics, Computer Music, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Computers and Society, Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, General microcomputer and Misc. manufacturers, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Hardware, Home Computers, Personal Computers, Human-Computer Interaction, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming, Technical Journals, Proceedings, Conferences, Miscellaneous
Item DescriptionTuteBot -- A Tutorial Robot, Building TuteBot;
Computational Hardware -- Rug Warrior's Design Strategy, Microprocessors, Canonical Computer, Rug Warrior Logic, Hardware-Software Interface, Real-Time Control, Loading a Program, Alternatives; Designing & Prototyping -- Practical Problems, Connectors, Printed Ciruit Boards, Debugging;
Sensors -- Achieving Perception, Interfacing Sensors, Light Sensors, Force Sensors, Sound Sensors, Position & Orientation, Prorioreceptive Sensors;
Mechanics -- Locomotion, Adapting Mobile Platforms, Legged Locomotion, Construction Systems, Custom Construction; Motors-- Variety Abounds, How a DC Motor Works, Sizing a DC Motor, Gears, Motor Data Sheets, Motors for Rug Warrior, Interfacing Motors, Software for Driving Motors; Power -- Batteries, Recharging, Power Regulation, Isolation;
Robot Programming -- The Traditional Approach, The Subsumption Approach, Rug Warrior's Program, Implementing Subsumption, Subsumptiojn in IC, What Did We Do;
Unsolved Problems -- Navigation, Recognition, Learning, Gnat Robots, Cooperation, Thoughts. Appendices include detailed lists of data books, bibliography, index.
'The aim, simply put, is to teach the reader how to build a robot... the recent wide availability of home computers & the drastic reduction in the cost of microelectronics has put this goal well within reach... illuminating photographs, illustrations & accessible text guides the reader through the step by step process of constructing two different inexpensive yet fully functional robots with a varying range of abilities. More important, the book is designed to be a starting point for creating the robot of your dreams - to expand the imagination of a generation of robotics enthusiasts and to supply them with the requisite skills and tools to implement their dreams...' (from the rear cover).