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DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones

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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

The Future of Leadership: Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

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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: 10/06/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 296 pages

Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects (Build It Yourself)

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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.
Author: Kathy Ceceri
Published by: Nomad Press | Publication date: 08/01/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages

Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition

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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

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!

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Design, simulate, program, and prototype an interactive autonomous mobile robot from scratch with the help of Python, ROS, and Open-CV!Key Features
  • 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
Book DescriptionLearning 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.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
Table of Contents
  • 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
  • Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 05/27/2015
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 332 pages

    Modern Robotics: Mechanics, Planning, and Control

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    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: 05/25/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 544 pages

    Robotics: Everything You Need to Know About Robotics From Beginner to Expert (Robotics 101, Robotics Mastery)

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    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

    Artificial Intelligence: 101 Things You Must Know Today About Our Future

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    Did you know that artificial intelligence is changing our world faster than we can imagine?It will impact every area of our lives.And this is happening whether we like it or not.Artificial intelligence will help us do almost everything better, faster and cheaper, and it will profoundly change industries such as transportation, tourism, healthcare, education, retail, agriculture, finance, sales and marketing. In fact, AI will dramatically change our entire society.You might have heard that many jobs will be replaced by automation and robots, but did you also know that at the same time a huge number of new jobs will be created by AI?This book covers many fascinating and timely topics related to artificial intelligence, including: self-driving cars, robots, chatbots, and how AI will impact the job market, business processes, and entire industries, just to name a few.This book is divided into ten chapters:
  • Chapter I: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Chapter II: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Many Industries
  • Chapter III: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Business Processes
  • Chapter IV: Chatbots and How They Will Change Communication
  • Chapter V: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Job Market
  • Chapter VI: Self-Driving Cars and How They Will Change Traffic as We Know It
  • Chapter VII: Robots and How They Will Change Our Lives
  • Chapter VIII: Artificial Intelligence Activities of Big Technology Companies
  • Chapter IX: Frequently Asked Questions About Artificial Intelligence Part I
  • Chapter X: Frequently Asked Questions About Artificial Intelligence Part II
  • To enhance your learning experience and help make the concepts easier to understand, there are more than 85 visual presentations included throughout the book.You will learn the answers to 101 questions about artificial intelligence, and also have access to a large number of resources, ideas and tips that will help you to understand how artificial intelligence will change our lives.Who is this book for?
    • Managers and business professionals
    • Marketers and influencers
    • Entrepreneurs and startups
    • Consultants and coaches
    • Educators and teachers
    • Students and life-long learners
    • And everyone else who is interested in our future.
    Are you ready to discover how artificial intelligence will impact your life?This guidebook offers a multitude of tools, techniques and strategies that every business and individual can quickly apply and benefit from.
    Publication date: 02/01/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 320 pages

    Python Robotics Projects: Build smart and collaborative robots using Python

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    Leverage the power of Python to build DIY robotic projectsKey Features
    • Design, build, and stimulate collaborative robots
    • Build high-end robotics projects such as a customized personal Jarvis
    • Leverage the power of Python and ROS for DIY robotic projects
    Book DescriptionRobotics is a fast-growing industry. Multiple surveys state that investment in the field has increased tenfold in the last 6 years, and is set to become a $100-billion sector by 2020. Robots are prevalent throughout all industries, and they are all set to be a part of our domestic lives. This book starts with the installation and basic steps in configuring a robotic controller. You'll then move on to setting up your environment to use Python with the robotic controller. You'll dive deep into building simple robotic projects, such as a pet-feeding robot, and more complicated projects, such as machine learning enabled home automation system (Jarvis), vision processing based robots and a self-driven robotic vehicle using Python. By the end of this book, you'll know how to build smart robots using Python.What you will learn
    • Get to know the basics of robotics and its functions
    • Walk through interface components with microcontrollers
    • Integrate robotics with the IoT environment
    • Build projects using machine learning
    • Implement path planning and vision processing
    • Interface your robots with Bluetooth
    Who this book is forIf building robots is your dream, then this book is made for you. Prior knowledge of Python would be an added advantage. Table of Contents
  • Robotics 101
  • Using GPIOs as Input
  • Making a Gardener Robot
  • Basics of Motors
  • Making a Pet Feeding Robot
  • Bluetooth-Controlled Robotic Car
  • Sensor Interface for Obstacle Avoidance
  • Making Your Own Area Scanner
  • Vision Processing
  • Making a Guard Robot
  • Basic Switching
  • Recognizing Humans with Jarvis
  • Making Jarvis IOT Enabled
  • Giving Voice to Jarvis
  • Gesture Recognition
  • Machine Learning
  • Gesture-Controlled Robotic Vehicle
  • Making a Robotic Arm
  • Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 05/30/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 340 pages

    Lean Robotics: A Guide to Making Robots Work in Your Factory

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    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: 09/21/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 216 pages
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