Published by: Que Publishing | Publication date: 05/02/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
A Fully-Updated, No-Nonsense Guide to ElectronicsAdvance 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: 04/05/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1052 pages
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
- 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
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 05/27/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) our greatest existential threat? Will AI take your Job? Is Privacy dead? Is Universal Basic Income a viable strategy or just a temporary bandage? Will AI solve all our problems? Will it make us happier? We can’t put the genie back in the bottle once it’s out. If we don't candidly answer the pertinent questions, we will only paint a false picture.We are standing at a crucial and pivotal point in history. It’s time for diversity in AI. This unprecedented technology will affect society as a whole and we need individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to join the discussion. The issues surrounding AI can’t be left to a small group of scientists, technologists or business executives to address. Our future and our children's future are at stake.More than ever, we need leaders who will stand on integrity and who will put people first.Do you want to take a glimpse into the future of leadership? The Future of Leadership: Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence offers the most comprehensive view of what is taking place in the world of AI and emerging technologies, and gives valuable insights that will allow you to successfully navigate the tsunami of technology that is coming our way.
Published by: MBA Caribbean Organisation | Publication date: 10/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 296 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: 12/08/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 238 pages
An introduction to the techniques and algorithms of the newest field in robotics.Probabilistic robotics is a new and growing area in robotics, concerned with perception and control in the face of uncertainty. Building on the field of mathematical statistics, probabilistic robotics endows robots with a new level of robustness in real-world situations. This book introduces the reader to a wealth of techniques and algorithms in the field. All algorithms are based on a single overarching mathematical foundation. Each chapter provides example implementations in pseudo code, detailed mathematical derivations, discussions from a practitioner's perspective, and extensive lists of exercises and class projects. The book's Web site, www.probabilistic-robotics.org, has additional material. The book is relevant for anyone involved in robotic software development and scientific research. It will also be of interest to applied statisticians and engineers dealing with real-world sensor data.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 08/19/2005Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 672 pages
Robotics is one of the hottest fields in STEM curriculum. Open students' eyes to the field of professional robotic engineers. Readers will learn the basics from a real-life expert and get some hands-on epxperience all in a digital format.
Published by: Capstone Press | Publication date: 01/01/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 48 pages
The First Maker-Friendly Guide to Electric Motors! Makers can do amazing things with motors. Yes, they’re more complicated than some other circuit elements, but with this book, you can completely master them. Once you do, incredible new projects become possible. Unlike other books, Motors for Makers is 100% focused on what you can do. Not theory. Making. First, Matthew Scarpino explains how electric motors work and what you need to know about each major type: stepper, servo, induction, and linear motors. Next, he presents detailed instructions and working code for interfacing with and controlling servomotors with Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black. All source code and design files are available for you to download from motorsformakers.com. From start to finish, you’ll learn through practical examples, crystal-clear explanations, and photos. If you’ve ever dreamed of what you could do with electric motors, stop dreaming...and start making!
- Understand why electric motors are so versatile and how they work
- Choose the right motor for any project
- Build the circuits needed to control each type of motor
- Program motor control with Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, or BeagleBone Black
- Use gearmotors to get the right amount of torque
- Use linear motors to improve speed and precision
- Design a fully functional electronic speed control (ESC) circuit
- Design your own quadcopter
- Discover how electric motors work in modern electric vehicles--with a fascinating inside look at Tesla’s patents for motor design and control!
Published by: Que Publishing | Publication date: 11/26/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 316 pages
How productive was your robot today? For the majority of manufacturers, this question is irrelevant. Because even if you know that robots are about to change your factory for the better, you likely haven’t installed your first one yet.Perhaps that’s because you think robots are too costly and too complicated. Rightfully so, because whenever you ask if robots could work in your factory, the answer you receive is always a hesitant “It depends.”It depends on your factory, your team, which robot you choose, what you want it to do… and a whole lot more.Those who have deployed robots in their factories know too well what that’s about. Even the most enthusiastic robot adopters can find their projects plagued by malfunctioning communication channels—among humans as well as robotic components.So if you're a first-time robot user, how can you get started? How do you get from your initial idea to a productive, working robot? And if you’ve already got a few robotic deployments under your belt, how can you scale up your robotics efforts throughout your factory—or across multiple factories?The answers can be found in lean robotics: a methodology for simplifying robotic cell deployments. Lean robotics is a systematic way to complete the robotic cell deployment cycle, from design to integration and operation. It will empower your team to deploy robots quicker and more efficiently than ever before.This book is the result of Bouchard’s decade of experience at Robotiq. The Robotiq team has helped thousands of manufacturers overcome manufacturing challenges using robots: from car component makers to electronics contract manufacturing firms; from first-time robot users to robotic experts looking at new ways to automate; and from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned machine shops. Whether you're a manufacturing manager or engineer, if you’re ready to make robots work for you, this book will show you how.
Published by: Samuel Bouchard | Publication date: 09/21/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 216 pages
This introduction to robotics offers a distinct and unified perspective of the mechanics, planning and control of robots. Ideal for self-learning, or for courses, as it assumes only freshman-level physics, ordinary differential equations, linear algebra and a little bit of computing background. Modern Robotics presents the state-of-the-art screw-theoretic techniques capturing the most salient physical features of a robot in an intuitive geometrical way. With numerous exercises at the end of each chapter, accompanying software written to reinforce the concepts in the book, and video lectures aimed at changing the classroom experience, this is the go-to textbook for learning about this fascinating subject.
Published by: Cambridge University Press | Publication date: 05/25/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 544 pages