Basic Robotics

Author: Keith Dinwiddie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130553705X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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With no previous experience required, BASIC ROBOTICS walks readers step by step through the fundamentals of the industrial robot system. It begins with an exploration of the fascinating technological history that led to the modern robot, starting with events from Before the Common Era and ending with a glimpse of what the robots of tomorrow might become. From there the book explores safety, various parts of the robot, tooling, power transmission systems, the basics of programming, troubleshooting, maintenance, and much more. Engaging photos highlight various robotic systems and their parts, while stories of real-world events bring text concepts to life. This innovative First Edition incorporates many of the initiatives of STEM and is the culmination of lessons learned from the author's years of teaching robotics in various formats--from the traditional classroom to the industrial production floor with systems ranging from the LEGO Mindstorms NXT to the FANUC robot. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Basic robotics concepts

Author: John M. Holland

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 270

View: 6836

Discusses robotics applications for the related technologies of vision, reflective ranging, manipulators, speech synthesis, & speech recognition. Also discusses robot development methods, energy systems, carriage systems, navigation techniques, programming methods. Serves as a guide to the development of independent robots.
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Basic Robot Building With LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0

Author: John Baichtal,James Floyd Kelly

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133111814

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 4683

Basic Robot Building with LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Learn LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Ever wanted to build a robot? Now’s the time, LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 is the technology, and this is the book. You can do this, even if you’ve never built or programmed anything! Don’t worry about where to begin: start right here. John Baichtal explains everything you need to know, one ridiculously simple step at a time… and shows you every key step with stunningly clear full-color photos! You won’t just learn concepts–you’ll put them to work in three start-to-finish projects, including three remarkable bots you can build right this minute, with zero knowledge of programming or robotics. It’s going to be simple–and it’s going to be fun. All you need is in the box–and in this book! Unbox your LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 set, and discover exactly what you’ve got Build a Backscratching Bot immediately Connect the NXT Intelligent Brick to your computer (Windows or Mac) Navigate the Brick’s menus and upload programs Start writing simple new programs–painlessly Build the Clothesline Cruiser, a robot that travels via rope Program your robot’s movements Learn to create stronger, tougher models Help your robot sense everything from distance and movement to sound and color Build a miniature tank-treaded robot that knows how to rebound Write smarter programs by creating your own programming blocks Discover what to learn next, and which additional parts you might want to buy JOHN BAICHTAL is a contributor to MAKE magazine and Wired’s GeekDad blog. He is the co-author of The Cult of Lego (No Starch) and author of Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement (Que). Most recently he wrote Make: Lego and Arduino Projects for MAKE, collaborating with Adam Wolf and Matthew Beckler. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and three children.
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Making Simple Robots

Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff

Author: Kathy Ceceri

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183595

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 243

View: 8081

Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot. Written in language that non-engineers can understand, Making Simple Robots helps beginners move beyond basic craft skills and materials to the latest products and tools being used by artists and inventors. Find out how to animate folded paper origami, design a versatile robot wheel-leg for 3D printing, or program a rag doll to blink its cyborg eye. Each project includes step-by-step directions as well as clear diagrams and photographs. And every chapter offers suggestions for modifying and expanding the projects, so that you can return to the projects again and again as your skill set grows.
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Student Activities Manual to Accompany BASIC ROBOTICS, 1e

Author: Keith Dinwiddie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781285422787

Category: Education

Page: 200

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The student activities manual is design to help you retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions; key-term definition queries; and multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true-or-false problems.
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Sensor-Based Robots: Algorithms and Architectures

Author: C.S.George Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642755305

Category: Computers

Page: 285

View: 1380

Most industrial robots today have little or no sensory capability. Feedback is limited to information about joint positions, combined with a few interlock and timing signals. These robots can function only in an environment where the objects to be manipulated are precisely located in the proper position for the robot to grasp (i. e. , in a structured environment). For many present industrial applications, this level of performance has been adequate. With the increasing demand for high performance sensor-based robot manipulators in assembly tasks, meeting this demand and challenge can only be achieved through the consideration of: 1) efficient acquisition and processing of intemaVextemal sensory information, 2) utilization and integration of sensory information from various sensors (tactile, force, and vision) to acquire knowledge in a changing environment, 3) exploitation of inherent robotic parallel algorithms and efficient VLSI architectures for robotic computations, and finally 4) system integration into a working and functioning robotic system. This is the intent of the Workshop on Sensor-Based Robots: Algorithms and Architectures - to study the fundamental research issues and problems associated with sensor-based robot manipulators and to propose approaches and solutions from various viewpoints in improving present day robot manipula tors in the areas of sensor fusion and integration, sensory information processing, and parallel algorithms and architectures for robotic computations.
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Practical Robot Design

Game Playing Robots

Author: Jagannathan Kanniah,M. Fikret Ercan,Carlos A. Acosta Calderon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482210223

Category: Science

Page: 418

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Designed for beginners, undergraduate students, and robotics enthusiasts, Practical Robot Design: Game Playing Robots is a comprehensive guide to the theory, design, and construction of game-playing robots. Drawing on years of robot building and teaching experience, the authors demonstrate the key steps of building a robot from beginning to end, with independent examples for extra modules. Each chapter covers basic theory and key topics, including actuators, sensors, robot vision, and control, with examples and case studies from robotic games. Furthermore, the book discusses the application of AI techniques and provides algorithms, and application examples with MATLAB® code. The book includes: Comprehensive coverate on drive motors and drive motor control References to vendor websites as necessary Digital control techniques, with a focus on implementation Techniques for designing and implementing slightly advanced controllers for pole-balancing robots Basic artificial intelligence techniques with examples in MATLAB Discussion of the vision systems, sensor systems, and controlling of robots The result of a summer course for students taking up robotic games as their final-year project, the authors hope that this book will empower readers in terms of the necessary background as well as the understanding of how various engineering fields are amalgamated in robotics.
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Robotics in Education

Latest Results and Developments

Author: Wilfried Lepuschitz,Munir Merdan,Gottfried Koppensteiner,Richard Balogh,David Obdržálek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319628755

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 373

This proceedings volume highlights the latest achievements in research and development in educational robotics, which were presented at the 8th International Conference on Robotics in Education (RiE 2017) in Sofia, Bulgaria, from April 26 to 28, 2017. The content will appeal to both researchers and educators interested in methodologies for teaching robotics that confront learners with science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) through the design, creation and programming of tangible artifacts, giving them the chance to create personally meaningful objects and address real-world societal needs. This also involves the introduction of technologies ranging from robotics controllers to virtual environments. In addition, the book presents evaluation results regarding the impact of robotics on students’ interests and competence development. The approaches discussed cover the whole educational range, from elementary school to the university level, in both formal as well as informal settings.
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Introduction to Robotics

Author: Tadej Bajd,Matjaž Mihelj,Marko Munih

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400761015

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 83

View: 7013

This book is focused on geometrical models of robot mechanisms. Rotation and orientation of an object are described by Rodrigues's formula, rotation matrix and quaternions. Pose and displacement of an object are mathematically dealt with homogenous transformation matrices. The geometrical robot model is based on Denavit Hartenberg parameters. Direct and inverse model of six degrees of freedom anthropomorphic industrial robots are also presented.
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What Every Engineer Should Know about Robots

Author: Zeldman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824771232

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 4674

Summarizes the technology & economics of robotics. Features: history, terminology, trends, & basic robot types; assesment of robot productivity; listing of major robot manufacturers & generic data on robot systems currently available in the U. S.
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Basics of Robotics

Theory and Components of Manipulators and Robots

Author: Adam Morecki,Jozef Knapczyk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3709125324

Category: Science

Page: 580

View: 5798

This volume contains the basic concepts of modern robotics, basic definitions, systematics of robots in industry, service, medicine and underwater activity. Important information on walking and mili-walking machines are included as well as possible applications of microrobots in medicine, agriculture, underwater activity.
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Der Pragmatische Programmierer

Author: Andrew Hunt,David Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446223097


Page: 307

View: 5824

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Robot Technology Workbook

Author: David Cumbers

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349126888

Category: Computer science

Page: 38

View: 5501

`Easily readable with clear illustrations, a good step-by-step approach with relevant examples.' - College Lecturer This workbook gives trainees a valuable foundation to the successful application of robot technology. Aspects covered include workcell maintenance, programming and the many uses of feedback information and sensing systems. The assignments are suitable for industrial systems and most education systems.
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Intelligent Robotics and Applications

Second International Conference, ICIRA 2009, Singapore, December 16-18, 2009, Proceedings

Author: Ming Xie,Youlun Xiong,Caihua Xiong,Zhencheng Hu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642108164

Category: Computers

Page: 1296

View: 3096

The market demands for skills, knowledge and personalities have positioned robotics as an important field in both engineering and science. To meet these challenging - mands, robotics has already seen its success in automating many industrial tasks in factories. And, a new era will come for us to see a greater success of robotics in n- industrial environments. In anticipating a wider deployment of intelligent and auto- mous robots for tasks such as manufacturing, eldercare, homecare, edutainment, search and rescue, de-mining, surveillance, exploration, and security missions, it is necessary for us to push the frontier of robotics into a new dimension, in which motion and intelligence play equally important roles. After the success of the inaugural conference, the purpose of the Second Inter- tional Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications was to provide a venue where researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world could come together to present and discuss the latest achievement, future challenges and exciting applications of intelligent and autonomous robots. In particular, the emphasis of this year’s conference was on “robot intelligence for achieving digital manufact- ing and intelligent automations. ” This volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Computer Science contains accepted papers presented at ICIRA 2009, held in Singapore, December 16–18, 2009. On the basis of the reviews and recommendations by the international Program Committee members, we decided to accept 128 papers having technical novelty, out of 173 submissions received from different parts of the world.
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A Textbook of Robotics 1

Basic Concepts

Author: M. Shoham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461598850

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 4566

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Robotics Technology and Flexible Automation

Author: Deb

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0070077916

Category: Automation

Page: 552

View: 3632

The authors, who have over four decades of experience in the industry and academia, have enhanced the coverage of the work by comprehensively adding the latest developments in the field. New topics include robot dynamics, drives, actuator systems, mechatronics, modeling of intelligent systems based on soft computing techniques, CAD/CAM based numerical control part programming, robotic assembly in CIM environment and other industrial applications.
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Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

Volume 26 - Supplement 11: Aaron: Art and Artificial Intelligence to Transducers

Author: Allen Kent,James G. Williams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824722760

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 445

"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."
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Dynamic Analysis of Robot Manipulators

A Cartesian Tensor Approach

Author: Constantinos A. Balafoutis,Rajnikant V. Patel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792391456

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 292

View: 3698

The purpose of this monograph is to present computationally efficient algorithms for solving basic problems in robot manipulator dynamics. In par ticular, the following problems of rigid-link open-chain manipulator dynam ics are considered : i) computation of inverse dynamics, ii) computation of forward dynamics, and iii) generation of linearized dynamic models. Com putationally efficient solutions of these problems are prerequisites for real time robot applications and simulations. Cartesian tensor analysis is the mathematical foundation on which the above mentioned computational algorithms are based. In particular, it is shown in this monograph that by exploiting the relationships between second order Cartesian tensors and their vector invariants, a number of new tensor vector identities can be obtained. These identities enrich the theory of Carte sian tensors and allow us to manipulate complex Cartesian tensor equations effuctively. Moreover, based on these identities the classical vector descrip tion for the Newton-Euler equations of rigid body motion are rewritten in an equivalent tensor formulation which is shown to have computational advan tages over the classical vector formulation. Thus, based on Cartesian tensor analysis, a conceptually simple, easy to implement and computationally efficient tensor methodology is presented in this monograph for studying classical rigid body dynamics. XlI Application of this tensor methodology to the dynamic analysis of rigid-link open-chain robot manipulators is simple and leads to an efficient fonnulation of the dynamic equations of motion.
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Basic Analysis and Design

Author: William A. Wolovich

Publisher: Harcourt School


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 393

View: 987

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Robot Vision

Video-based Indoor Exploration with Autonomous and Mobile Robots

Author: Stefan Florczyk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352760491X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 4819

The book is intended for advanced students in physics, mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, robotics, engine engineering and for specialists in computer vision and robotics on the techniques for the development of vision-based robot projects. It focusses on autonomous and mobile service robots for indoor work, and teaches the techniques for the development of vision-based robot projects. A basic knowledge of informatics is assumed, but the basic introduction helps to adjust the knowledge of the reader accordingly. A practical treatment of the material enables a comprehensive understanding of how to handle specific problems, such as inhomogeneous illumination or occlusion. With this book, the reader should be able to develop object-oriented programs and show mathematical basic understanding. Such topics as image processing, navigation, camera types and camera calibration structure the described steps of developing further applications of vision-based robot projects.
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