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Robotics Introduction To Programming and Projects (2ND 99 Edition)by James L. Fuller
Synopses & ReviewsPlease note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.
More descriptive, less mathematical, and easier to read than other books on the subject of robotics. Provides an introduction to robotics—definition, history, description, applications, maintenance, human safety, artificial intelligence, rationale, the future. Investigates the intelligence of the robot and reviews robot sensors. Focuses on software, but devotes considerable attention to the electronics (computer hardware) of the robot. Designed to meet the needs of those with or without extensive technical background.
Book News Annotation:
A text for use in an introductory robotics course for community and four-year colleges. While the text is aimed at engineering and technology students, it can be understood by all students. Part I introduces the field of robotics, applications, and artificial intelligence. Part II investigates robot sensors, software, and hardware, as well as speech output. Part III deals with simple robotics projects. Appendices offer background in electricity, electronics, and computers. Includes chapter objectives, key terms, summaries, review questions and a glossary.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 483-484) and index.
Table of Contents
I. AN INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS.
1. What Is a Robot?
2. The History of Robots.
3. Components of an Industrial Robot: Part I.
4. Components of an Industrial Robot: Part II.
5. End-of-Arm Tooling.
7. Applications for Industrial, Business, and Domestic Robots.
8. Robot Maintenance.
9. Robotics and Safety.
10. Artificial Intelligence.
11. Classification of Robots.
12. Justifying the Use of Robots.
13. The Future for Robots.
II. ROBOTICS PROGRAMMING PROBLEMS AND TECHNIQUES.
14. Operating Systems for Robots.
15. Robot Application Programming.
16. Carrying Out a Robotics Project.
17. Vision Systems.
18. Tactile Systems.
19. Proximity Sensors.
III. ROBOTICS PROJECTS.
21. Construction of Simple Robot Projects.
Appendix A. Mechanics.
Appendix B. Electricity, Electronics, and Computer Fundamentals.
Appendix C. Robotics Organizations.
Appendix D. Robot Specifications.
Appendix E. PC Board Inspection Using a Stand-Alone Vision System.
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