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, 128 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
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: 12/02/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 177 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
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!
Design, simulate, program, and prototype an interactive autonomous mobile robot from scratch with the help of Python, ROS, and Open-CV!Key Features
Introduction to Robotics Mechanical Design of a Service Robot Working with Robot Simulation Using ROS and Gazebo Designing ChefBot Hardware Working with Robotic Actuators and Wheel Encoders Working with Robotic Sensors Programming Vision Sensors Using Python and ROS Working with Speech Recognition and Synthesis Using Python and ROS Applying Artifi cial Intelligence to ChefBot Using Python Integration of ChefBot Hardware and Interfacing it into ROS, Using Python Designing a GUI for a Robot Using Qt and Python The Calibration and Testing of ChefBot
- 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
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
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
Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi in conjunction with an Arduino to build a basic robot with advanced capabilities. Getting started in robotics does not have to be difficult. This book is an insightful and rewarding introduction to robotics and a catalyst for further directed study. You'll be led step by step through the process of building a robot that uses the power of a Linux based computer paired with the simplicity of Arduino. You’ll learn why the Raspberry Pi is a great choice for a robotics platform; its strengths as well as its shortcomings; how to overcome these limitations by implementing an Arduino; and the basics of the Python programming language as well as some of the more powerful features.With the Raspberry Pi you can give your project the power of a Linux computer, while Arduino makes interacting with sensors and motors very easy. These two boards are complimentary in their functions; where one falters the other performs admirably.The book also includes references to other great works to help further your growth in the exciting, and now accessible, field of smart robotics. As a bonus, the final chapter of the book demonstrates the real power of the Raspberry Pi by implementing a basic vision system. Using OpenCV and a standard USB web cam, you will build a robot that can chase a ball.What You'll LearnInstall Raspbian, the operating system that drives the Raspberry PiDrive motors through an I2C motor controllerRead data through sensors attached to an ArduinoWho This Book Is For Hobbyists and students looking for a rapid start in robotics. It assumes no technical background. Readers are guided to pursue the areas that interest them in more detail as they learn.
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 04/23/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 363 pages
Published by: Que Publishing | Publication date: 05/02/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Robotics, Vision and Control: Fundamental Algorithms In MATLAB Second, Completely Revised, Extended And Updated Edition (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics)
Robotic vision, the combination of robotics and computer vision, involves the application of computer algorithms to data acquired from sensors. The research community has developed a large body of such algorithms but for a newcomer to the field this can be quite daunting. For over 20 years the author has maintained two open-source MATLAB® Toolboxes, one for robotics and one for vision. They provide implementations of many important algorithms and allow users to work with real problems, not just trivial examples. This book makes the fundamental algorithms of robotics, vision and control accessible to all. It weaves together theory, algorithms and examples in a narrative that covers robotics and computer vision separately and together. Using the latest versions of the Toolboxes the author shows how complex problems can be decomposed and solved using just a few simple lines of code. The topics covered are guided by real problems observed by the author over many years as a practitioner of both robotics and computer vision. It is written in an accessible but informative style, easy to read and absorb, and includes over 1000 MATLAB and Simulink® examples and over 400 figures. The book is a real walk through the fundamentals of mobile robots, arm robots. then camera models, image processing, feature extraction and multi-view geometry and finally bringing it all together with an extensive discussion of visual servo systems. This second edition is completely revised, updated and extended with coverage of Lie groups, matrix exponentials and twists; inertial navigation; differential drive robots; lattice planners; pose-graph SLAM and map making; restructured material on arm-robot kinematics and dynamics; series-elastic actuators and operational-space control; Lab color spaces; light field cameras; structured light, bundle adjustment and visual odometry; and photometric visual servoing. “An authoritative book, reaching across fields, thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly accomplished!” OUSSAMA KHATIB, Stanford
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 05/20/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 693 pages