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PIC Robotics: A Beginner's Guide to Robotics Projects Using the PIC Micro (Demystified)

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Complete, do-it-yourself robotics projects!

SMART 'BOTS!

* Artificial vision system that uses a CCD camera to track and follow brightly colored objects

* Bi-pedal robots that walk upright

* Functional robotic arm

* Easily programmed behavior-based robots

* Complete parts lists for all projects

* Step-by-step directions for several complete projects — inspiration for hundreds more

PUT POWERFUL, LOW-COST MICROCHIPS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES INTO HOME-BUILT ROBOTS

Dramatic improvements in technologies and significant cost reductions in 8-bit microprocessors have spawned a renaissance in robot building. PIC Robotics, from popular electronics author John Iovine, shows amateur (and professional) electronics enthusiasts how to get in on the fun, using the power of Microchip's versatile 8-bit PIC microprocessor family to build sophisticated robots more cheaply and easily than you thought possible.

With PIC Robotics, you can build robots that:

* Use a CCD camera to capture and follow a visual target

* Walk on two legs (bi-pedal walker)

* Walk on six legs (hexapodal walker)

* Obey verbal commands (speech recognition)

* Look for and track bright light sources

* And do it inexpensively!

Synopsis:

Here's everything the robotics hobbyist needs to harness the power of the PICMicro MCU. In this heavily-illustrated resource, author Iovine provides plans and complete parts lists for 11 easy-to-build robots each with a PICMicro "brain."

Synopsis:

- Projects include a bi-pedal robot that walks upright, an artificial vision robot that will track and follow various visual cues, and a functional robotic arm- Discusses Braitenberg vehicles, Grey Walter behavioral robots, and a speech recognition system.- Step-by-step directions for each project and inspiration for hundreds more

About the Author

John Iovine is the author of several popular TAB titles that explore the frontiers of scientific research. He has written Homemade Holograms: The Complete Guide to Inexpensive, Do-It-Yourself Holography; Robots, Androids, and Animatrons: 12 Incredible Projects You Can Build, considered a cult classic; Kirlian Photography: A Hands-On Guide; Fantastic Electronics: Build Your Own Negative-Ion Generator and Other Projects; and A Step Into Virtual Reality. Mr. Iovine has also written extensively for Popular Electronics, Nuts & Volts, Electronics Now, and other periodicals.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Robot Intelligence

Chapter 2. Installing the Compiler

Chapter 3. Installing THE EPIC Software

Chapter 4. CodeDesigner

Chapter 5. Using DOS to Code, Compile, and Program

Chapter 6. Testing the PIC Microcontroller

Chapter 7. Intelligence

Chapter 8. Walter's Turtle

Chapter 9. Braitenberg Vehicles

Chapter 10. Hexapod Walker

Chapter 11. Speech Recognition

Chapter 12. Robotic Arm

Chapter 13. Bi-Pedal Walker Robot

Chapter 14. Robotic Vision System

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780071373241
Author:
Iovine, John
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Tab Electronics
Author:
Iovine John
Location:
New York
Subject:
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Programmable controllers
Subject:
Electricity
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence-Robotics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Demystified
Series Volume:
2003-04
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
9.19x7.35x.65 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Here's everything the robotics hobbyist needs to harness the power of the PICMicro MCU. In this heavily-illustrated resource, author Iovine provides plans and complete parts lists for 11 easy-to-build robots each with a PICMicro "brain."

"Synopsis" by , - Projects include a bi-pedal robot that walks upright, an artificial vision robot that will track and follow various visual cues, and a functional robotic arm- Discusses Braitenberg vehicles, Grey Walter behavioral robots, and a speech recognition system.- Step-by-step directions for each project and inspiration for hundreds more
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