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Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming: Design, build, and simulate complex robots using the Robot Operating System, 2nd Edition

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Discover best practices and troubleshooting solutions when working on ROSKey Features
  • Develop complex robotic applications using ROS to interface robot manipulators and mobile robots
  • Gain insight into autonomous navigation in mobile robots and motion planning in robot manipulators
  • Discover best practices and troubleshooting solutions
Book DescriptionIn this day and age, robotics has been gaining a lot of traction in various industries where consistency and perfection matter. Automation is achieved via robotic applications and various platforms that support robotics. The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a modular software platform to develop generic robotic applications. This book focuses on the most stable release of ROS (Kinetic Kame), discusses advanced concepts, and effectively teaches you programming using ROS.We begin with aninformative overview of the ROS framework, which will give you a clear idea of how ROS works. During the course of this book, you’ll learn to build models of complex robots, and simulate and interface the robot using the ROS MoveIt! motion planning library and ROS navigation stacks. Learn to leverage several ROS packages to embrace your robot models.After covering robot manipulation and navigation, you’ll get to grips with the interfacing I/O boards, sensors, and actuators of ROS. Vision sensors are a key component of robots, and an entire chapter is dedicated to the vision sensor and image elaboration, its interface in ROS and programming. You’ll also understand the hardware interface and simulation of complex robots to ROS and ROS Industrial.At the end of this book, you’ll discover the best practices to follow when programming using ROS.What you will learn
  • Create a robot model with a seven-DOF robotic arm and a differential wheeled mobile robot
  • Work with Gazebo and V-REP robotic simulator
  • Implement autonomous navigation in differential drive robots using SLAM and AMCL packages
  • Explore the ROS Pluginlib, ROS nodelets, and Gazebo plugins
  • Interface I/O boards such as Arduino, robot sensors, and high-end actuators
  • Simulate and motion plan an ABB and universal arm using ROS Industrial
  • Explore the latest version of the ROS framework
  • Work with the motion planning of a seven-DOF arm using MoveIt!
Who this book is forIf you are a robotics enthusiast or researcher who want to learn more about building robot applications using ROS, this book is for you. In order to learn from this book, you should have a basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and C++ programming concepts. The book is also excellent for programmers who want to explore the advanced features of ROS. Table of Contents
  • Introduction to ROS and Its Package Management
  • Getting started with ROS programming
  • Working with 3D Robot Modeling in ROS
  • Simulating Robots Using ROS and Gazebo
  • Simulating Robots Using ROS and V-REP
  • Using the ROS MoveIt! And Navigation Stack
  • Working with Pluginlib, Nodelets, and Gazebo Plugins
  • Writing ROS Controllers and Visualization Plugins
  • Interfacing I/O Boards, Sensors, and Actuators to ROS
  • Programming Vision Sensors using ROS, Open-CV, PCL and AR Marker Tracking
  • Building and Interfacing Differential Drive Mobile Robot Hardware in ROS
  • Exploring the Advanced Capabilities of ROS-MoveIt!
  • Using ROS in Matlab and Simulink
  • ROS for Industrial Robots
  • Troubleshooting and Best Practices in ROS
  • Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 02/26/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 580 pages

    JavaScript Robotics: Building NodeBots with Johnny-Five, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and BeagleBone (Make)

    https://www.amazon.com/JavaScript-Robotics-Johnny-Five-Raspb...
    JavaScript Robotics is on the rise. Rick Waldron, the lead author of this book and creator of the Johnny-Five platform, is at the forefront of this movement. Johnny-Five is an open source JavaScript Arduino programming framework for robotics. This book brings together fifteen innovative programmers, each creating a unique Johnny-Five robot step-by-step, and offering tips and tricks along the way. Experience with JavaScript is a prerequisite.

    Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it

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    Financial Times Best Books of the Year 2018TechRepublic Top Books Every Techie Should ReadBook Description:How will AI evolve and what major innovations are on the horizon? What will its impact be on the job market, economy, and society? What is the path toward human-level machine intelligence? What should we be concerned about as artificial intelligence advances?Architects of Intelligence contains a series of in-depth, one-to-one interviews where New York Times bestselling author, Martin Ford, uncovers the truth behind these questions from some of the brightest minds in the Artificial Intelligence community.Martin has wide-ranging conversations with twenty-three of the world's foremost researchers and entrepreneurs working in AI and robotics: Demis Hassabis (DeepMind), Ray Kurzweil (Google), Geoffrey Hinton (Univ. of Toronto and Google), Rodney Brooks (Rethink Robotics), Yann LeCun (Facebook) , Fei-Fei Li (Stanford and Google), Yoshua Bengio (Univ. of Montreal), Andrew Ng (AI Fund), Daphne Koller (Stanford), Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley), Nick Bostrom (Univ. of Oxford), Barbara Grosz (Harvard), David Ferrucci (Elemental Cognition), James Manyika (McKinsey), Judea Pearl (UCLA), Josh Tenenbaum (MIT), Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva), Daniela Rus (MIT), Jeff Dean (Google), Cynthia Breazeal (MIT), Oren Etzioni (Allen Institute for AI), Gary Marcus (NYU), and Bryan Johnson (Kernel).Martin Ford is a prominent futurist, and author of Financial Times Business Book of the Year, Rise of the Robots. He speaks at conferences and companies around the world on what AI and automation might mean for the future.Editorial reviews:"In his newest book, Architects of Intelligence, Martin Ford provides us with an invaluable opportunity to learn from some of the most prominent thought leaders about the emerging fields of science that are shaping our future."-Al Gore, Former Vice President of the US"AI is going to shape our future, and Architects of Intelligence offers a unique and fascinating collection of perspectives from the top researchers and entrepreneurs who are driving progress in the field."- Eric Schmidt, former Chairman and CEO, Google"The best way to understand the challenges and consequences of AGI is to see inside the minds of industry experts shaping the field. Architects of Intelligence gives you that power."-Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator and co-chairman of OpenAI"Architects of Intelligence gets you inside the minds of the people building the technology that is going to transform our world. This is a book that everyone should read."-Reid Hoffman, Co-founder of LinkedIn
    Author: Martin Ford
    Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 11/23/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 554 pages

    The Rising Sea (The NUMA Files Book 15)

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    Everywhere, waters are rising--and that's just the beginning of the world's peril unless the NUMA crew can beat the clock in this thrilling #1 New York Times-bestseller from the grand master of adventure.An alarming rise in the world's sea levels--much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt--sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined: a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power--and in the process displace as many as a billion people.A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of five-hundred-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent even the Yakuza has disowned him, an audacious technological breakthrough that will become a very personal nightmare for Kurt Austin - from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.
    Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons | Publication date: 03/13/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 426 pages

    Arduino Robotics (Technology in Action)

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    This book will show you how to use your Arduino to control a variety of different robots, while providing step-by-step instructions on the entire robot building process. You'll learn Arduino basics as well as the characteristics of different types of motors used in robotics. You also discover controller methods and failsafe methods, and learn how to apply them to your project. The book starts with basic robots and moves into more complex projects, including a GPS-enabled robot, a robotic lawn mower, a fighting bot, and even a DIY Segway-clone.
    • Introduction to the Arduino and other components needed for robotics 
    • Learn how to build motor controllers
    • Build bots from simple line-following and bump-sensor bots to more complex robots that can mow your lawn, do battle, or even take you for a ride
    Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color. What you’ll learn
    • Basics of motor-control
    • Basics of PCB design and fabrication
    • R/C control and decoding
    • Autonomous sensor guidance
    • Frame building from various materials
    • Instructions for a variety of robot designs
    Who this book is forElectronics and robotics hobbyists and DIY builders.
    Published by: Apress | Publication date: 07/14/2011
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 630 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

    One True Mate Series Bundle, Books 1-4

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    One True Mate Series: An all wolf-shifter police force has been the only thing between humans and an unknown evil for centuries, but the pack is in danger of dying if they don't find their promised mates soon.This Bundle Contains Four Full Novels:One True Mate 1Trevor has lived his entire life believing he was a fraud, but angling for a chance to prove he’s not, itching for an actual fight against the demon he’s prophesied to defeat. Nightly, he dreams about the One True Mates. Do they exist, do they not? He’s drawn to a female, but she doesn’t seem to fit the prophecy, until she leads him right into the home of the demon himself.One True Mate 2The dragon came to Serenity to fight the demon and it’s the last thing he hopes to do in his too-long life, but then he meets her, the only woman in the world who may be able to handle his love. One True Mate 3Crew is a powerful, yet tortured, wolf shifter who is convinced he has to live out the visions he sees in his head... true love lost before it has a chance to begin. Crew is about to discover how powerful love really is.One True Mate 4Cerise is a mystery, and something about her scrambles Beckett’s brain cells. He must figure out who she is to him, and why he’s willing to drop everything to help her.
    Author: Lisa Ladew
    Publication date: 06/16/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1015 pages

    A Welder’s Handbook to Robotic Programming

    https://www.amazon.com/Welders-Handbook-Robotic-Programming-...
    If you are thinking about buying a robot, trying to learn how to program a robot, or teaching someone else to program and need a text book, then this book is definitely the one you are looking for. Welders that are learning how to program a robot will find everything that you need to get started programming an MIG welding robot. All of the secret tricks of the trade are here for the taking.This book should be useful to the owner, buyer, or potential buyer of a welding robot as well to the programmers of the welding robots. Both of these groups have a need for a book that does not seem to exist and it just seemed to make more sense for me to write one book instead of two.The first part of the book is geared more towards the owner/operators of weld shops that have a need of a robot and the rest is directed more towards the workers that are trying to learn how to program the robots.My hope is that both groups will find a use for the entire book but I’ll admit that there is going to be much more for the people that need to learn how to program the robots. Their need is much greater.I also hope that some of the curious souls that end up with this book in their hands for whatever reason, especially any of the younger generation of welders, that this book may get them interested enough for them to give serious consideration into becoming a robotic programmer.I’m also looking at the real possibility of this book being used in many of the training programs that are teaching robotic programming because there is no text book out there that they can use, at least until now.But whoever you are or for whatever reason that you have picked this book up, I hope it will give you a better understanding about robot programming and the growing need for robots and their programmers in the modern work place.
    Publication date: 05/07/2014
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 246 pages

    The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment

    https://www.amazon.com/Only-Grammar-Book-Youll-Ever-ebook/dp...
    The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish.Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for:
    • Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence
    • Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes
    • Using correct punctuating in every sentence
    • Writing clearly and directly
    • Approaching writing projects, whether big or small
    Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.
    Published by: Adams Media | Publication date: 05/01/2003
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 194 pages

    Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)

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    The second edition of a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of mobile robotics, from algorithms to mechanisms.Mobile robots range from the Mars Pathfinder mission's teleoperated Sojourner to the cleaning robots in the Paris Metro. This text offers students and other interested readers an introduction to the fundamentals of mobile robotics, spanning the mechanical, motor, sensory, perceptual, and cognitive layers the field comprises. The text focuses on mobility itself, offering an overview of the mechanisms that allow a mobile robot to move through a real world environment to perform its tasks, including locomotion, sensing, localization, and motion planning. It synthesizes material from such fields as kinematics, control theory, signal analysis, computer vision, information theory, artificial intelligence, and probability theory. The book presents the techniques and technology that enable mobility in a series of interacting modules. Each chapter treats a different aspect of mobility, as the book moves from low-level to high-level details. It covers all aspects of mobile robotics, including software and hardware design considerations, related technologies, and algorithmic techniques.This second edition has been revised and updated throughout, with 130 pages of new material on such topics as locomotion, perception, localization, and planning and navigation. Problem sets have been added at the end of each chapter. Bringing together all aspects of mobile robotics into one volume, Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots can serve as a textbook or a working tool for beginning practitioners.Curriculum developed by Dr. Robert King, Colorado School of Mines, and Dr. James Conrad, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, to accompany the National Instruments LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit, are available. Included are 13 (6 by Dr. King and 7 by Dr. Conrad) laboratory exercises for using the LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit to teach mobile robotics concepts.
    Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 02/18/2011
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 472 pages
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