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The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to robotics for students at pre-university and university levels, robot hobbyists, and anyone interested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basic concepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticated applications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with an emphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The core concepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to more complex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that will appeal to readers of different backgrounds.

The Robotics Primer covers such topics as the definition of robotics, the history of robotics ("Where do Robots Come From?"), robot components, locomotion, manipulation, sensors, control, control architectures, representation, behavior ("Making Your Robot Behave"), navigation, group robotics, learning, and the future of robotics (and its ethical implications). To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course and lesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programming exercise workbook. The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topic that is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity and attention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informally for self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readersof all backgrounds; including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bring robotics into their classrooms.

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A broadly accessible introduction to robotics that spans the most basic concepts and the most novel applications; for students, teachers, and hobbyists.

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andlt;Pandgt;A broadly accessible introduction to robotics that spans the most basic concepts and the most novel applications; for students, teachers, and hobbyists.andlt;/Pandgt;

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andlt;Pandgt;The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to robotics for students at pre-university and university levels, robot hobbyists, and anyone interested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basic concepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticated applications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with an emphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The core concepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to more complex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that will appeal to readers of different backgrounds. The Robotics Primer covers such topics as the definition of robotics, the history of robotics (andquot;Where do Robots Come From?andquot;), robot components, locomotion, manipulation, sensors, control, control architectures, representation, behavior (andquot;Making Your Robot Behaveandquot;), navigation, group robotics, learning, and the future of robotics (and its ethical implications). To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course and lesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programming exercise workbook that implements many of the ideas on the book on iRobot platforms. The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topic that is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity and attention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informally for self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readers of all backgrounds--including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bring robotics into their classrooms.Maja J Mataric [acute accent over c] is Professor of Computer Science and Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems at the University of Southern California, where she is also Codirector of the Robotics Research Lab and Senior Associate Dean for research in the Viterbi School of Engineering.andlt;/Pandgt;

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The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to roboticsfor students at pre-university and university levels, robot hobbyists, and anyoneinterested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basicconcepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticatedapplications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with anemphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The coreconcepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to morecomplex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that willappeal to readers of different backgrounds. The Robotics Primer covers such topicsas the definition of robotics, the history of robotics (Where do Robots ComeFrom?), robot components, locomotion, manipulation, sensors, control, controlarchitectures, representation, behavior (Making Your Robot Behave), navigation, group robotics, learning, and the future of robotics (and its ethicalimplications). To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course andlesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programmingexercise workbook that implements many of the ideas on the book on iRobot platforms.The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topicthat is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity andattention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informallyfor self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readers of allbackgrounds--including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bringrobotics into their classrooms.Maja J Mataric acute accent over c] is Professor ofComputer Science and Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Robotics andEmbedded Systems at the University of Southern California, where she is alsoCodirector of the Robotics Research Lab and Senior Associate Dean for research inthe Viterbi School of Engineering.

About the Author

Maja J. Mataric is Professor of Computer Science and Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems at the University of Southern California, where she is also Codirector of the Robotics Research Lab and Senior Associate Dean for research in the Viterbi School of Engineering.

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ISBN:
9780262633543
Author:
Mataric, Maja J.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Author:
Matariand#263
Author:
Maja J.
Author:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence - General
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series The Robotics Primer
Publication Date:
August 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
88 figs, 1tbl illus.
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A broadly accessible introduction to robotics that spans the most basic concepts and the most novel applications; for students, teachers, and hobbyists.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;A broadly accessible introduction to robotics that spans the most basic concepts and the most novel applications; for students, teachers, and hobbyists.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to robotics for students at pre-university and university levels, robot hobbyists, and anyone interested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basic concepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticated applications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with an emphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The core concepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to more complex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that will appeal to readers of different backgrounds. The Robotics Primer covers such topics as the definition of robotics, the history of robotics (andquot;Where do Robots Come From?andquot;), robot components, locomotion, manipulation, sensors, control, control architectures, representation, behavior (andquot;Making Your Robot Behaveandquot;), navigation, group robotics, learning, and the future of robotics (and its ethical implications). To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course and lesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programming exercise workbook that implements many of the ideas on the book on iRobot platforms. The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topic that is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity and attention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informally for self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readers of all backgrounds--including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bring robotics into their classrooms.Maja J Mataric [acute accent over c] is Professor of Computer Science and Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems at the University of Southern California, where she is also Codirector of the Robotics Research Lab and Senior Associate Dean for research in the Viterbi School of Engineering.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to roboticsfor students at pre-university and university levels, robot hobbyists, and anyoneinterested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basicconcepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticatedapplications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with anemphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The coreconcepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to morecomplex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that willappeal to readers of different backgrounds. The Robotics Primer covers such topicsas the definition of robotics, the history of robotics (Where do Robots ComeFrom?), robot components, locomotion, manipulation, sensors, control, controlarchitectures, representation, behavior (Making Your Robot Behave), navigation, group robotics, learning, and the future of robotics (and its ethicalimplications). To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course andlesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programmingexercise workbook that implements many of the ideas on the book on iRobot platforms.The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topicthat is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity andattention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informallyfor self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readers of allbackgrounds--including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bringrobotics into their classrooms.Maja J Mataric acute accent over c] is Professor ofComputer Science and Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Robotics andEmbedded Systems at the University of Southern California, where she is alsoCodirector of the Robotics Research Lab and Senior Associate Dean for research inthe Viterbi School of Engineering.
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