Building Robot Drive Trains by Dennis ClarkBuilding Robot Drive Trains by Dennis Clark

Building Robot Drive Trains

byDennis Clark, Michael Owings

Paperback | October 2, 2002

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This essential title in McGraw-Hilli s ROBOT DNA SERIES is just what robotics hobbyists need to build an effective drive train using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts. Leaving heavy-duty i tech speaki behind,the authors focus on the actual concepts and applications necessary to build i and understand -- these critical force-conveying systems. If youi re hooked on amateur robotics and want a clear, straight-forward guide to the nuts-and-bolts of drive trains, this is the way to go.EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BUILD YOUR OWN ROBOT DRIVE TRAIN: * The Basics of Robot Locomotion* Motor Types: An Overview* Using DC Motors* Using RC Servo Motors* Using Stepper Motors* Motor Mounting* Motor Control* Electronics Interfacing* Wheels and Treads* Locomotion for Multipods* Glossary of Terms/Tables, Formulas
Dennis Clark has degrees in electrical engineering technology and computer science and is a graduate student in behavioral robotics at Colorado State University. Mr. Clark has authored a series of articles on behavioral robotics for the European hobbyist magazine Elektor. Michael Owings is a freelance software developer. He liv...
Title:Building Robot Drive TrainsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 2, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071408509

ISBN - 13:9780071408509


Table of Contents

Chapter 1:The Basics of Robot Locomotion

Chapter 2:Motor Types: An Overview

Chapter 3:Using DC Motors

Chapter 4:Using RC Servo Motors

Chapter 5:Using Stepper Motors

Chapter 6:Mounting Motors

Chapter 7:Motor Control 101, The Basics

Chapter 8:Motor Control 201--Closing the Loop with Feedback

Chapter 9:Electronics and Microcontroller Interfacing

Chapter 10: Wheels and Tank Tracks

Chapter 11: Locomotion for Multipods

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Tables, Formulae, and Constants

Appendix C: Resources


Editorial Reviews

Addressing all aspects of robot locomotion including wheel selection, motors, power transmission, braking, and control systems, detailed sections of this title cover both theoretical and practical elements. A good source for general-purpose robotics designing, the text outlines the advantages and disadvantages of various options. It is also one of the few resources that discuss the problem of designing a robot for outdoor environments and different terrains.