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Robotics Demystified


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There's no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects

McGraw-Hill's Demystified titles are the most efficient, interestingly written, brush-ups you can find. Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.

This complete self-teaching guide takes an introductory approach to robotics, guiding readers through the essential electronics, mechanics, and programming skills necessary to build their own robot.


A beginner's, self-teaching guide explains essential concepts of electronics, mechanics, and programming related to robotics.

About the Author

Edwin Wise is a software engineer with twenty-five years of experience. His expertise and interests range from electronics and microcontrollers to software development, AI, and robotics. He is the author of McGraw-Hill's Hands-On AI with Java as well as Applied Robotics II and Animatronics: A Guide to Animated Holiday Displays, published by Delmar Learning. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Table of Contents

PREFACEACKNOWLEDGMENTSChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Mechanical ForcesChapter 3: Simple MachinesChapter 4: ElectricityChapter 5: Starting with ElectronicsChapter 6: ControlChapter 7: Sequencing and ProgramsChapter 8: JointsChapter 9: Power TransmissionChapter 10: Beyond Resistance: CapacitanceChapter 11: Inductance and MagnetismChapter 12: SemiconductorsChapter 13: ProgrammingChapter 14: Shaping MotionChapter 15: CommunicationChapter 16: LanguagesChapter 17: Intelligent BehaviorChapter 18: Advanced ControlANSWERSINDEX

Product Details

McGraw-Hill Professional
Technology : Robotics
Wise, Edwin
Technology & Engineering : Robotics
Publication Date:
October 2004

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Computers and Internet » Artificial Intelligence » Robotics
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » General Electronics

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