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This work provides the hobbyist with detailed mechanical, electronic, and PIC microcontroller knowledge needed to build and program a snake, frog, turtle, and alligator robots. It focuses on the construction of each robot in detail, and then explores the world of slithering, jumping, swimming, and walking robots, and the artificial intelligence needed with these platforms.

Synopsis:

Offers step-by-step plans on building 4 different creatures--snake, frog, turtle, and alligator with walking and swimming ability.

About the Author

Karl Williams is an independent robotics researcher, electronics experimenter, and software developer. He is with Mitra Imaging, a leading medical imaging software company acquired by AGFA HealthCare Informatics. He is the author of Insectronics: Build Your Own Walking Robot and has written for Nuts and Volts magazine. A resident of Ontario, Canada, Karl has hosted a robotics and electronics website for four years, and received an IBM regional computer technology award for building a computer-controlled robotic arm.

Table of Contents

Introduction A Brief History How amphibians achieve locomotion Software control algorithms Stages of Construction Mechanical Construction Theory and construction of Various Sensors A study of the PIC Microcontroller Programming Coordinating the servos for walking Monitoring the sensors Output of sound Controlling light-emitting diodes Making sure the robots display lifelike behavior Artificial Intelligence Experiments Individual Amphibian Projects Snake Frog Turtle Lizard Adding an Ultrasonic Rangefinding Sensor Mapping out rooms Focusing on Narrow Objects Interfacing a Model Airplane Radio Transmitter Using the Controller Board to Give the Robots Remote Control Robotic Gripper Mechanical Construction Mounting the Gripper to the Robot Software and Programming Taking it Further Adding Features and Improvements

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071429214
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Subject:
Robotics
Author:
Williams, Karl
Author:
Williams, Karl P.
Subject:
Electronics - Microelectronics
Subject:
Technology-Robotics
Subject:
Technology-Electronics - Microelectronics
Subject:
Technology : Robotics
Subject:
Technology : Electronics - Microelectronics
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Robotics
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Electronics - Microelectronics
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
August 2003
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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