Robotics Demystified

ISBN-10: 0071436782

ISBN-13: 9780071436786

Edition: 2005

Authors: Edwin Wise

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This self-teaching guide takes an introductory approach to robotics. guiding readers through the essential electronics, mechanics and programming skills necessary to build their own robot.
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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Brief Tour of Robotics
Automata and Animatronics
Factory Machines
Fictional Robots
Future Dreams
Inside Robots
Tools and Supplies
Parting Words of Wisdom
Mechanical Forces
Introduction
Energy
Units of Measurement
Position
Time: t
Length: l
Mass: m
Velocity: v
Acceleration: a
Force: F
Momentum: p
Energy: E
Storing Energy
Losing Energy
Summary
Quiz
Simple Machines
Introduction
Structural Strength
Triangles and Squares
Hidden Triangles
Inclined Plane
Wedge
Screw
Levers
Lever Machine
Pulleys
Pulley Machine
Wheels and Torque
Gears and Sprockets
Summary
Quiz
Electricity
Introduction
Pieces of Matter
Electrons in Metal
Electromagnetic Field
Units
Unit Prefixes
Electrical Charge
Current: I
Charge Difference
Electrical Energy
Power: P
Batteries and Generators
Speed of Electricity
Summary
Quiz
Starting with Electronics
Introduction
Electronic Circuits
Schematic
Printed Circuit Board
Circuit Assembly
Prototyping Boards
Dead Bug and Wire Wrapping
Soldering
Suppliers
Resistors
Resistor
Ohm's Law
Resistor Networks
Resistive Sensor
Light Bulb
Summary
Quiz
Control
Introduction
Passive Control
Balancing Machine
Open-Loop Control
Feedback Control
Centrifugal Feedback
Hysteresis
Mechanical Switch
Summary
Quiz
Sequencing and Programs
Introduction
Switches and Cycles
Cam Control
Cardboard Cam
Card Control
Mechanical Card Reader
Programming Concepts
Computer Numbers
Computer Instructions
Summary
Quiz
Joints
Introduction
Rotation and Bending
Rotation
Bearings and Bushings
Bending
Sliding
Complex Motion
Ball and Socket
Universal Joint
Robot Wrist
Others
Summary
Quiz
Power Transmission
Introduction
Chains, Belts, and Cables
Gears
Gear Trains
More Gears
Couplers
Directional Transmission
Differential Transmission
Summary
Quiz
Beyond Resistance: Capacitance
Introduction
AC/DC
Oscilloscope
Diodes
Signal Diode
Rectifier
Light-Emitting Diode
Zener Diode
Capacitors
Capacitor
Capacitors and Audio
Capacitor Networks
RC Circuits
RC Filters
Diode-Capacitor Circuits
Summary
Quiz
Inductance and Magnetism
Introduction
Electromagnets
Nail Electromagnet
Relay
Motors
Generators
Servos and Steppers
Inductors
Behavior
Component
Filters
Phase
Transformer
Summary
Quiz
Semiconductors
Introduction
Conductor Physics
Semiconductor Physics
Doped Silicon
Diode Physics
Forward Bias
Reverse Bias
Electronic Switches
Analog Versus Digital
Transistor
FET
Integrated Circuits
Summary
Quiz
Programming
Introduction
Programming Basics
Flowcharts
RCX Programming
Programs
Simple Timed Sequence
Obstacle Avoidance
Line Following
Self-Calibration
Summary
Quiz
Shaping Motion
Introduction
Looking Back
Single-Link Mechanisms
Two Links
More Links
Parallel Motion
Four-Bar Linkage
Complex Motions
Other Mechanisms
Cardan Gear
Quick-Return
Geneva Stop
Ratchet
Summary
Quiz
Communication
Introduction
Telerobotics
Tethered Robots
Remote Control
Semi-Autonomous
Communication Technologies
Parallel
Serial
Wireless
Other Interfaces
Summary
Quiz
Languages
Introduction
Programming Concepts
Turing Machine
Choosing a Language
Manufacturing Languages
Custom Languages
Human Language
Human Intelligence
Summary
Quiz
Intelligent Behavior
Introduction
Reflexive Control
Thermostat
PID Motor Control
Serial Behaviors
Layered Behaviors
Logical Behavior
Scripting
Formal Logic
Natural Computation
Pattern Recognition
Statistics
Fuzzy Logic
Neural Networks
Summary
Quiz
Advanced Control
Introduction
Decisions
Mapping
Odometry
Odometry Errors
Supervised Learning
Supervised Robotic Learning
Unsupervised Learning
Swarm Robots
Agents
Summary
Quiz
Answers
Index
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