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: 09/27/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 167 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
Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! They assemble massive cars and tiny computer chips. They help doctors do delicate surgery. They vacuum our houses and mow our lawns. Robot toys play with us, follow our commands, and respond to our moods. We even send robots to explore the depths of the ocean and the expanse of space. In Robotics, children ages 9 and up learn how robots affect both the future and the present. Hands-on activities make learning both fun and lasting.
Published by: Nomad Press | Publication date: 08/01/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 130 pages
DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017'This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen Hawking'This is a rich and visionary book and everyone should read it' The TimesWe stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society-and, even, our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionize our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.In this deeply researched and vitally important new book, Tegmark takes us to the heart of thinking about AI and the human condition, bringing us face to face with the essential questions of our time. How can we grow our prosperity through automation, without leaving people lacking income or purpose? How can we ensure that future AI systems do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will AI help life flourish as never before, or will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, and even, perhaps, replace us altogether? Life 3.0 gives us the tools to join what may be the most important conversation of our time, guiding us through the most controversial issues around AI today -- from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.What sort of future do you want?
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 08/29/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Robotics: The Beginner’s Guide to Robotic Building, Technology, Mechanics, and Processes (Robotics, Mechanics, Technology, Robotic Building, Science)
Robotics at its best!Discover A Book That Tells You What You Should Do and How!Instead of jumping right into the instructions, this book will provide you first with all the necessary concepts that you need to learn in order to make the learning process a whole lot easier. This way, you’re sure not to get lost in confusion once you get to the more complex lessons provided in the latter chapters. Examples are provided for a more knowledgeable approach on your learningYou will also learn the designs and forms of Robotics, and what’s more convenient than getting to know all sides!Want to know More?Easy! Just Scroll up and click the “Buy” Button and you can have your own copy of Robotics★★★Download Today ~ Free to Read for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers!★★★
Publication date: 09/14/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 38 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, 327 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
“The Three Laws of Robotics:1: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm;2: A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law;3: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law;The Zeroth Law: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.” ― Isaac Asimov Although this famous quote derived from Isaac Asimov, professor of biochemistry at Boston University, seems plausible, it is highly improbable. The truth is, with the current status of robotic innovation, we are decades or even centuries before we must worry about the consequences that robotic innovation will have for humanity in the future.A robot is a simple enough idea. It is a machine that can do something by itself, in the simplest terms. You have almost certainly seen them in movies or read about them. Many people think of a metallic, human looking, machine when they think of a robot. The reality these days is a little less dramatic than that. In appearance, modern robots are often complex limbs or moving tools. They can complete tasks largely without the need for human assistance, but they are a long way from the types of robots people have been imagining for centuries; that’s right—the idea of the 'robot' is very old indeed. The things that robots might be able to do are a key driving force beyond their development. These ideas drive related fields, and those in turn, drive people to come up with better ways to make and use robots.If you are interested in the future, history and present state of robotics, then this book is a must-have addition to your collection. ** Download for FREE with Kindle Unlimited**
Published by: KV Tech University | Publication date: 04/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 56 pages
Robotics & Open Source:The Beginner’s Guide to Robotic Building, Technology, Mechanics, and Processes! & Understanding Open Source From the Beginning!
Robotics at its best!Discover A Book That Tells You What You Should Do and How!Instead of jumping right into the instructions, this book will provide you first with all the necessary concepts that you need to learn in order to make the learning process a whole lot easier. This way, you’re sure not to get lost in confusion once you get to the more complex lessons provided in the latter chapters. Examples are provided for a more knowledgeable approach on your learningYou will also learn the designs and forms of Robotics, and what’s more convenient than getting to know all sides!Want to know More?Easy! Just Scroll up and click the “Buy” Button and you can have your own copy of RoboticsIs Open Source what you want to learn? Always wondered how one becomes a better programmer? Does it interest you how why Open Source Programming takes you to another level? Download Open Source to discover everything you need to know about programming.Step by step to increase your programming skill set. Learn how to develop proficient computer programming systems. All your basic knowledge in one download!You need to get it now to know whats inside as it cant be shared here!Download Open Source TODAY!
Publication date: 01/26/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 64 pages
Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot.Written in language that non-engineers can understand, Making Simple Robots helps beginners move beyond basic craft skills and materials to the latest products and tools being used by artists and inventors. Find out how to animate folded paper origami, design a versatile robot wheel-leg for 3D printing, or program a rag doll to blink its cyborg eye. Each project includes step-by-step directions as well as clear diagrams and photographs. And every chapter offers suggestions for modifying and expanding the projects, so that you can return to the projects again and again as your skill set grows.
Published by: Maker Media, Inc | Publication date: 02/19/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 225 pages