Concise Encyclopedia of Robotics

Paperback | November 12, 2002

byStan Gibilisco

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This handy collection of straightforward, to-the-point definitions is exactly what robotics and artificial intelligence hobbyists need to get and stay up to speed, with all new terms that have recently emerged in robotics and artificial intelligence. Written by an award-winning electronics author. Illustrations.

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This handy collection of straightforward, to-the-point definitions is exactly what robotics and artificial intelligence hobbyists need to get and stay up to speed, with all new terms that have recently emerged in robotics and artificial intelligence. Written by an award-winning electronics author. Illustrations.

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OVER 400 UP-TO-THE-MINUTE TERMS INSTANT CLARIFICATION ON ROBOTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TERMS, TECHNIQUES, AND SYSTEMS This handy collection of straightforward, to-the-point definitions is exactly what robotics and artificial intelligence hobbyists need to get and stay up to speed with all new terms that have recently emerged in ...

Stan Gibilisco is a professional technical writer who specializes in books on electronics and science topics. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Electronics, The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics, as well as over 20 other technical books. His published works have won nume...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.98 inPublished:November 12, 2002Publisher:Mcgraw HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071410104

ISBN - 13:9780071410106

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Concise Encyclopedia of Robotics and AI

Suggested Additional Reference

Index

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Written by S. L. Tanimoto, University of Washington Robotics contains elements of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. One of the challenges in reading a robotics text or entering the field as a hobbyist is the variety of concepts and terminology one must know. This book, a "how things work" for the robotics field, provides about 400 brief articles explaining concepts from "acoustic proximity sensor" to "zooming." Some entries are very short; "Guidance System," for example, requires only two sentences and refers to other articles. A longer article like "Logic Gate" is a page and a half long, including a diagram and table. Most topics are technical, but some are philosophical, such as "Jungian World Theory." This well-written book is not an introduction to robotics--there is no "history" article, and no article titled "Robot" or "Robotics"--but it is likely to be a useful reference for students and hobbyists. Summing Up: Recommended.