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Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself series)
This fun and educational introduction to the exciting field of robotics—the science of designing, building, and operating robots—gives kids the basic tools for creating their own robots using ordinary craft materials and parts salvaged from recycled toys and other household devices. Early chapters teach budding roboticists how to create working models of robot hands and write “pencil and paper” computer programs, while later chapters show them how to build robots that move and react to light or touch. A great gateway to getting kids interested in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math), the activities in this book let kids use all their talents to come up with creative solutions to tricky problems and figure out how things work.
Author: Kathy Ceceri
Published by: Nomad Press | Publication date: 08/01/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 130 pages

Robotics: Everything You Need to Know About Robotics From Beginner to Expert (Robotics 101, Robotics Mastery)
The Quickest Way To Learn Robotics - Mckinnon's 3rd Edition - Become a Master at Robotics By Learning the Necessary Fundamentals!A book that teaches you the fundamentals of robotics★ ★ ★ This Book is FREE – for Kindle Unlimited User ★ ★ ★Immersing yourself into the world of robotics is more than just fun! It is both challenging and stimulating and furthermore, it increases our level of creativity! Also, it’s not limited to a certain age! Anyone can enjoy the process of learning as long as you are passionate to do it. If you want to be the next robot expert, Robotics: Everything You Need to Know About Robotics From Beginner to Expert is the best book to have. Here’s what’s discussed in the book: •Three Laws of Robotics•Unimate- The First Robot•Benefits of Robots•Hardware Tutorial•Software Tutorial•Materials for Building a Robot•Tips•Applications of RoboticsExpand your knowledge in this area of technology by following the simple steps you will find inside the book. You can turn your hobbies into a professional career with much diligence and hard work. It’s not an easy task but we will help you get there. Start TODAY by simply scrolling up to get your copy of Robotics: Everything You Need to Know About Robotics From Beginner to Expert. Don’t forget to click the BUY button! Have fun!
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 238 pages

Learning Robotics Using Python
Design, simulate, program, and prototype an interactive autonomous mobile robot from scratch with the help of Python, ROS, and Open-CV!About This Book
  • Design, simulate, build and program an interactive autonomous mobile robot
  • Program Robot Operating System using Python
  • Get a grip on the hands-on guide to robotics for learning various robotics concepts and build an advanced robot from scratch
Who This Book Is ForIf you are an engineer, a researcher, or a hobbyist, and you are interested in robotics and want to build your own robot, this book is for you. Readers are assumed to be new to robotics but should have experience with Python.What You Will Learn
  • Understand the core concepts and terminologies of robotics
  • Create 2D and 3D drawings of robots using freeware such as LibreCAD and Blender
  • Simulate your robot using ROS and Gazebo
  • Build robot hardware from the requirements
  • Explore a diverse range of actuators and its interfacing
  • Interface various robotic sensors to robots
  • Set up and program OpenCV, OpenNI, and PCL to process 2D/3D visual data
  • Learn speech processing and synthesis using Python
  • Apply artificial intelligence to robots using Python
  • Build a robot control GUI using Qt and Python
  • Calibration and testing of robot
In DetailLearning about robotics will become an increasingly essential skill as it becomes a ubiquitous part of life. Even though robotics is a complex subject, several other tools along with Python can help you design a project to create an easy-to-use interface.Learning Robotics Using Python is an essential guide for creating an autonomous mobile robot using popular robotic software frameworks such as ROS using Python. It also discusses various robot software frameworks and how to go about coding the robot using Python and its framework. It concludes with creating a GUI-based application to control the robot using buttons and slides.By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a clear idea of how to integrate and assemble all things into a robot and how to bundle the software package.
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 05/27/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 330 pages

Robotics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Robotics is a key technology in the modern world. Robots are a well-established part of manufacturing and warehouse automation, assembling cars or washing machines, and, for example, moving goods to and from storage racks for Internet mail order. More recently robots have taken their first steps into homes and hospitals, and seen spectacular success in planetary exploration. Yet, despite these successes, robots have failed to live up to the predictions of the 1950sand 60s, when it was widely thought - by scientists and engineers as well as the public - that by turn of the 21st century we would have intelligent robots as butlers, companions, or co-workers.This Very Short Introduction explains how it is that robotics can be both a success story and a disappointment, how robots can be both ordinary and remarkable, and looks at their important developments in science and their applications to everyday life.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 09/27/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 167 pages

ROS Robotics Projects
Build a variety of awesome robots that can see, sense, move, and do a lot more using the powerful Robot Operating SystemAbout This Book
  • Create and program cool robotic projects using powerful ROS libraries
  • Work through concrete examples that will help you build your own robotic systems of varying complexity levels
  • This book provides relevant and fun-filled examples so you can make your own robots that can run and work
Who This Book Is ForThis book is for robotic enthusiasts and researchers who would like to build robot applications using ROS. If you are looking to explore advanced ROS features in your projects, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and programming concepts is assumed.What You Will Learn
  • Create your own self-driving car using ROS
  • Build an intelligent robotic application using deep learning and ROS
  • Master 3D object recognition
  • Control a robot using virtual reality and ROS
  • Build your own AI chatter-bot using ROS
  • Get to know all about the autonomous navigation of robots using ROS
  • Understand face detection and tracking using ROS
  • Get to grips with teleoperating robots using hand gestures
  • Build ROS-based applications using Matlab and Android
  • Build interactive applications using TurtleBot
In DetailRobot Operating System is one of the most widely used software frameworks for robotic research and for companies to model, simulate, and prototype robots. Applying your knowledge of ROS to actual robotics is much more difficult than people realize, but this title will give you what you need to create your own robotics in no time!This book is packed with over 14 ROS robotics projects that can be prototyped without requiring a lot of hardware. The book starts with an introduction of ROS and its installation procedure. After discussing the basics, you'll be taken through great projects, such as building a self-driving car, an autonomous mobile robot, and image recognition using deep learning and ROS. You can find ROS robotics applications for beginner, intermediate, and expert levels inside!This book will be the perfect companion for a robotics enthusiast who really wants to do something big in the field.Style and approachThis book is packed with fun-filled, end-to-end projects on mobile, armed, and flying robots, and describes the ROS implementation and execution of these models.
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 03/31/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 452 pages

DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones
Design, build, and pilot custom drones―no prior experience necessary! This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of Aerospace Engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight. • Learn about aircraft parts, control mechanics, and safety practices• Become an expert pilot—even handle flips and high-speed maneuvers• Pick the perfect parts for your high-performance drone• Find out how to solder and start assembling your drone• Program the aircraft, calibrate the motors, and start flying!• Add LED lights, GoPro mounts, and self-balancing camera gimbals• Explore the world of first-person-view (FPV) drones and high-speed racing• See how artificial intelligence can be put to use in the drone industry
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 12/02/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 177 pages

Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition (Tab)
A fully updated guide to quickly and easily programming ArduinoThoroughly revised for the new Arduino Uno R3, this bestselling guide explains how to write well-crafted sketches using Arduino’s modified C language. You will learn how to configure hardware and software, develop your own sketches, work with built-in and custom Arduino libraries, and explore the Internet of Things—all with no prior programming experience required!Electronics guru Simon Monk gets you up to speed quickly, teaching all concepts and syntax through simple language and clear instruction designed for absolute beginners. Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition, features dozens of easy-to-follow examples and high-quality illustrations. All of the sample sketches featured in the book can be used as-is or modified to suit your needs.
  • An all-new chapter teaches programming Arduino for Internet of Things projects
  • Screenshots, diagrams, and source code illustrate each technique
  • All sample programs in the book are available for download
Author: Simon Monk
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 06/29/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 191 pages

Robot Programming: A Guide to Controlling Autonomous Robots
Published by: Que Publishing | Publication date: 05/02/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages

Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition
A Fully-Updated, No-Nonsense Guide to Electronics Advance your electronics knowledge and gain the skills necessary to develop and construct your own functioning gadgets. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and dedicated hobbyists, Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, lays out the essentials and provides step-by-step instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Discover how to select the right components, design and build circuits, use microcontrollers and ICs, work with the latest software tools, and test and tweak your creations. This easy-to-follow book features new instruction on programmable logic, semiconductors, operational amplifiers, voltage regulators, power supplies, digital electronics, and more. Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, covers:
  • Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers
  • Diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits
  • Optoelectronics, solar cells, and phototransistors
  • Sensors, GPS modules, and touch screens
  • Op amps, regulators, and power supplies
  • Digital electronics, LCD displays, and logic gates
  • Microcontrollers and prototyping platforms
  • Combinational and sequential programmable logic
  • DC motors, RC servos, and stepper motors
  • Microphones, audio amps, and speakers
  • Modular electronics and prototypes
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 04/05/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1052 pages

Singularity Now! The Artificial Intelligence Timeline: A reader's and investor's guide to the technological event horizon, artificial intelligence, automation, robotics and beyond (June 2017)
(Singularity Now is a nonfiction news mash-up covering advances in artificial intelligence and other high technologies building to the singularity. This edition summarizes more than 150 articles [200+ citations]).Developments in high technology are advancing at a blistering rate that far outpaces anybody’s ability to fully assimilate it all into a comprehensive picture. Such a picture is not what you will find in these pages. Instead, this book series compiles summaries of news articles, columns and blogs on the technologies that will ultimately birth the singularity: artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous machines; and, perhaps to a lesser extent, augmented reality and biotechnology. The methodology of article selection and compilation is not scientific, and the sample size is not statistically significant. Nonetheless, almost daily throughout the month, top AI and high tech stories are selected, condensed and encapsulated for clarity and brevity. The result is a running log of nugget paragraph entries that reflect the gist of the biggest AI stories to hit the net in the last month. The intent of this book series is not to present the current state of the technology in the public sphere, but to highlight the public discussion centered on it, to present a sampler platter of the innovations being unveiled daily, and to reveal the full extent to which these technologies are already entrenched in the gears of our civilization. This month’s edition features the latest reports on chatbots being deployed in the private sector to field customer inquiries or to execute IT tasks. Sex robots made the news again, as did developments in personal assistant technology, now available with nanny functionalities. They are in your home, always on, always listening, and, now, always watching. Increasingly semi-autonomous robots are showing up on campuses, on sidewalks and in homes. Advances in RFID scanner technology expanded the distance from which chips can be read. The narrative covered by the media continues to be divided between those who see AI technology as a source of salvation and those who see it as a source of doom. Almost nobody is discussing ongoing roll-out of the high-tech total control grid.Therefore, regardless of your station or belief system, it is now crucial to track the course of the advance of AI, which has emerged as a lucrative market sect and a veritable virtual commodity. In the least, thanks to AI, humanity is in the midst of a paradigm shift that will perhaps radically alter the course of civilization and perhaps the evolution of the species. Automated totalitarianism, an antecedent to the singularity, is emergent. As totalitarianism blossoms, a breakaway civilization of proto-transhumanists will usher in the singularity, perhaps in secret. What happens after the singularity, after the race is complete, simply cannot be predicted or forecast. However, by tracking the evolution of AI, the hypotheses target truth, and the range of possibilities is honed. The singularity approaches. Are you ready?
Publication date: 05/20/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 67 pages
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