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Beginning Robotics with Raspberry Pi and Arduino: Using Python and OpenCV

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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 Learn
  • Install Raspbian, the operating system that drives the Raspberry Pi
  • Drive motors through an I2C motor controller
  • Read data through sensors attached to an Arduino
Who 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: 04/23/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 363 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, 130 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

Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition

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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: 04/05/2016
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

    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

    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

    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

    Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

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    P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfareWe are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalise a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.
    Author: P. W. Singer
    Published by: Penguin Books | Publication date: 01/09/2009
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 511 pages

    Robot Operating System (ROS) for Absolute Beginners: Robotics Programming Made Easy

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    Learn how to get started with robotics programming using Robot Operation System (ROS). Targeted for absolute beginners in ROS, Linux, and Python, this short guide shows you how to build your own robotics projects.ROS is an open-source and flexible framework for writing robotics software. With a hands-on approach and sample projects, Robot Operating System for Absolute Beginners will enable you to begin your first robot project. You will learn the basic concepts of working with ROS and begin coding with ROS APIs in both C++ and Python.What You’ll Learn
    • Install ROS
    • Review fundamental ROS concepts
    • Work with frequently used commands in ROS
    • Build a mobile robot from scratch using ROS
    Who This Book Is ForAbsolute beginners with little to no programming experience looking to learn robotics programming.
    Published by: Apress | Publication date: 05/24/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 295 pages
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