Insectronics: Build Your Own Six-Legged Walking Robot by Karl Williams

Insectronics: Build Your Own Six-Legged Walking Robot

byKarl Williams

Paperback | November 5, 2002

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This complete project book delivers all the step-by-step plans users need to construct their own six-legged, insect-like robot that walks and actually responds to its environment. Using inexpensive off-the-shelf parts hobbyists can "build a better bug" and at the same time have fun honing their knowledge of mechanical construction.

About The Author

Karl Williams is currently employed by Mitra Imaging, a leading medical imaging software company recently acquired by AGFA. In 1985 Mr. Williams was the recipient of an IBM computer technology award for building a computer-controlled robotic arm. A resident of Ontario, Canada, he hosts a robotics and electronics web site.

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Title:Insectronics: Build Your Own Six-Legged Walking RobotFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 5, 2002Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071412417

ISBN - 13:9780071412414

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

A Brief History of Walking Machines

Walking Gaits

Tools, Test Equipment, and Materials

Stages of Robotic Evolution

Chassis, Legs, and Servo Motors

The Main Controller Board

The Infrared Sensor Board

Final Assembly

PIC Programming


Ultrasonic Range Finding

Radio Remote Control

Adding a Robotic Gripper

Taking it Further