Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots

byBryan Bergeron, Thomas B. Talbot

Paperback | September 17, 2013

Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots by Bryan Bergeron
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Create the next generation of AUTONOMOUS ANDROIDS!

Construct self-governing 'droids that display physiologically correct behaviors. Co-written by experts in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and medicine, Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots features low-cost DIY projects that translate human physiology into cybernetics. Teach your creations to maneuver with an arsenal of behaviors, respond to stimuli, talk, and listen. This practical, inventive guide even shows how to realistically simulate emotion and aging in your robots.

  • Understand cybernetic and robotics principles
  • Work with programmable microcontrollers
  • Choose and wire sensors, actuators, and servos
  • Program dazzling reflex arcs and behavior loops
  • Enable your automatons to speak and hear
  • Build beating hearts and limbs with flowing veins
  • Create breathing patterns that respond to triggers
  • Mimic humanoid feelings and facial expressions
  • Use prototyping kits and testing devices
Bryan Bergeron is author of two dozen books, 500+ magazine articles, holds several patents in the areas of human simulation and embedded systems, and is Editor-in-Chief of SERVO and Nuts & Volts magazines. He has designed and built human simulators for academia, the military, and commercial markets. Bryan is the author of Teardow...
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Title:Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike RobotsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9.1 X 8.6 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:9.1 X 8.6 X 0.6 inPublished:September 17, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071814043

ISBN - 13:9780071814041

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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