Chapter 9: If I Only Had a Brain. Whatever the origin of your impulse, if you picked up this book you probably have the robot bug. A robot is simply any mechanical unit that detects its surroundings, is capable of decision making based on input about those surroundings, and performs some operation based on those decisions. Warnings are not optional reading material: These items alert you to potentially dangerous situations. Chapter 13: Some Like It Hot.
Chapter 17: Controlling Your Robot from Afar. Chapter 3: Building Your First Robot. Chapter 5: The Nuts and Bolts of Robot Building. What I do recommend is that you start out simple with a few basic robotic kits. So come with me on a tour of robot world, and prepare to be amazed.
In short, robots are great tools for observation, and robotic surveillance has become commonplace. Just good, functional, robot security patrols. A small project like this will help you hone your building skills and acquaint you with robotic terms and ideas. As robots and humans interact, various social, economic, and safety issues arise. Other than that, all you need is enthusiasm, a bit of patience, and a little money to buy robot-building supplies.
At the moment robots tend to be a bit limited in what they can do, but especially for the more common serious hobby ones you often download controlling programs from the web and transfer them The book I read to research this post was Robot Building For Dummies by Nancy Stevenson, which is an excellent book which I bought from kindle. Chapter 16: I See You. Building robots introduces us to this brave new world. This can be an exciting time, but to get things right you need to proceed step by step. Robots roam the halls of museums and detect movement, humidity level, and fire. It's interesting to note the military are heavily into developing robot technology and drones and other robots have actively been used for surveillance in Afghanistan. Chapter 9: If I Only Had a Brain.
Hard as I try, occasionally I go into technical-speak. It used to be that only the U. Icons Used in This Book Icons are little graphic things sprinkled liberally around this book to grab your attention. But, who says robots have to look humanoid? Chapter 7: Preparing to Build a Programmable Robot. Chapter 1: So, You Want to Build a Robot? Conventions Used in This Book Book publishers have learned a thing or two about getting information across to readers in a logical fashion. Fill out the form below and we will contact you within 1 business day. For example: Large robotic couriers prowl the corridors of many of our hospitals, ferrying blood samples to medical labs and intelligently avoiding objects in their paths.
It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. In this part you get a look at the state of robotics today — how robots are being designed, built, and used. With this sensor in place, your robot can take temperature measurements in your basement, a live volcano, or wherever! Nowadays, you can pretty much find a robotics group in every nook and cranny of the country. Chapter 8: From Whiskers to Wheels. The following table shows the signal for expansion connectors and pin numbers.
Chapter 16: I See You. Along the way, you'll gather some ti Discover what robots can do and how they work Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks Ready to enter the robot world? As this robotic application becomes more prevalent, there could be some bumps along the way — namely, issues with human privacy. Robots are also going to places that are too distant and dangerous for humans, such as the crushing depths at the bottom of the ocean, highly radioactive areas, and the hostile environments of Mars. Your car could have a computer brain installed and become the robot that drives — no, flies — you to work. Chapter 17: Controlling Your Robot from Afar. Many robotic devices begin as the daydream of a hobbyist, who then becomes an entrepreneur and goes on to create a company to make and sell robots. Chapter 2: Plotting a Path.
Chapter 1: So, You Want to Build a Robot? Most robotics groups hold contests that range from simple robotic navigational contests to robotic vacuum-cleaning contests and robotic fire-fighting contests. Today, several types of robots can perform basic security functions. They also look at adding things like temperature and motion sensors. Part V: The Part of Tens. Your own grocery store may monitor its parking lot with remote cameras that can pan in response to movement. National contests sponsored by those ranging from wealthy technology entrepreneurs to the U. Along the way, you'll gather some tidbits about robot history, enthusiasts' groups, and more.
But to really become a card-carrying revolutionary robot builders unite! Part V: The Part of Tens. You should read about building a robot before you read about programming the robot. Robots are beginning to make it into the mainstream, albeit slowly. It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a k. Chapter 6: A Programming Primer.
You will have to purchase such a kit to work through the chapters on robot building and programming. Chapter 16: I See You. About This Book This book is for the tinkerer, the dreamer, and the robot builder in us all. Summary Discover what robots can do and how they work Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks Ready to enter the robot world? It includes: 'get in, get out information; icons and other navigational aids; tear-out cheat sheet; top ten lists; and a dash of humour and fun. It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. Discover what robots can do and how they work Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks Ready to enter the robot world? These are the equivalent of gathering together flour and sugar and whatnot to bake a cake versus making the acquaintance of a lady named Betty Crocker and just adding water.