Build Your Own Combat Robot

Paperback | February 15, 2002

byMichael Greene

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Create your own powerful battling robot from start to finish using this easy-to-follow manual. Robotics experts Pete Miles and Tom Carroll explain the science and technology behind robots, and show you what materials you need to build and program a robot for home, school, and competition.

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Create your own powerful battling robot from start to finish using this easy-to-follow manual. Robotics experts Pete Miles and Tom Carroll explain the science and technology behind robots, and show you what materials you need to build and program a robot for home, school, and competition.

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Experience the excitement of building your own champion battling bot!Build a powerful and invincible robot--for full-blown competition or just for fun--using this authoritative robot resource. This team of experts gives you an inside look at the innovative new world of robotic combat, explaining the origins of the sport as well as all ...

Pete Miles (Graham, WA) has worked in robotics for over 12 years. He holds a Master's degree in mechanical engineering and is currently working as Senior Research Engineer in advanced machining technologies for Ormond LLC in Kent, WA. Miles is active with the Seattle Robotics Society and was recently appointed to the SRS Board of Dir...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 15, 2002Publisher:OsborneLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0072194642

ISBN - 13:9780072194647

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Table of Contents

1: Welcome to Competition Robots

2: Getting Started

3: Robot Locomotion

4: Motor Selection and Performance

5: It’s All About Power

6: Power Transmission: Getting Power to Your Wheels

7: Controlling Your Motors

8: Remotely Controlling Your Robot

9: Robot Material and Construction Techniques

10: Weapons Systems for Your Robot

11: Autonomous Robots

12: Robot Brains

13: Robot Sumo

14: Real-Life Robots: Lessons from Veteran Builders

15: Afterword

A: Prototyping Electronics

B: Resources and References

C: Helpful Formulas