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
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
Intelligent algorithms are already well on their way to making white collar jobs obsolete: travel agents, data-analysts, and paralegals are currently in the firing line. In the near future, doctors, taxi-drivers and ironically even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by 'robots'. Without a radical reassessment of our economic and political structures, we risk the very implosion of the capitalist economy itself.In Rise of the Robots, technology expert Martin Ford systematically outlines the achievements of artificial intelligence and uses a wealth of economic data to illustrate the terrifying societal implications. From health and education to finance and technology, his warning is start - all jobs that are on some level routine are like to eventually be automated, resulting in the death of traditional careers and a hollowed-out middle class. The robots are coming and we have to decide – now – whether the future will bring prosperity or catastrophe.
Published by: Oneworld Publications | Publication date: 09/03/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 368 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
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, 242 pages
The latest paper on Robotics from the Innovation Trends Series by BBVA Innovation Center is available for download.
Published by: BBVA Innovation Center | Publication date: 10/23/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 25 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
General classification of robberies, what types of robberies are most used, what are the purposes, basic operation of a robbery, technologies and their advances in robotics.
Publication date: 03/21/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 39 pages
EVOLUTION OF ROBOTS AND ROBOTICS - DEFINITION OF INDUSTRIAL ROBOT - LAWS OF ROBOTICS - ROBOT ANATOMY - DESIGN AND CONTROL - ROBOT CONFIGURATION - ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ISSUES - PRESENT AND FUTURE APPLICATION - MAPPING - FRAMES - DESCRIPTION OF OBJECTS IN SPACE - TRANSFORMATION OF VECTORS - DESCRIPTION OF LINKS AND JOINTS - DENAVIT-HARTENBERG NOTATION - RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADJACENT LINKS - MANIPULATOR TRANSFORMATION MATRIX - MANIPULATOR WORKSPACE - MANIPULATOR JACOBIAN - JACOBIAN INVERSE - JACOBIAN SINGULARITY - STATIC ANALYSIS - DYNAMIC MODELING - LAGRANGIAN MECHANICS, 2D - DYNAMIC MODEL - EULER FORMULATION - NEWTON-EULER FORMULATION - ROBOT SENSORS - INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SENSORS - FORCE SENSORS - THERMOCOUPLES - ROBOT ACTUATORS - HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC ACTUATORS - ELECTRICAL ACTUATORS - DC MOTOR - SERVOMOTOR - STEPPER MOTOR - MICRO GRIPPER - TRAJECTORY PLANNING - JOINT SPACE PLANNING - APPLICATIONS OF ROBOTICS - INSPECTION - WELDING.
Published by: AIRWALK PUBLICATIONS | Publication date: 06/09/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 39 pages