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

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ISBN - 10:0071412417

ISBN - 13:9780071412414

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best robotics book EVER For someone who has always wanted to build a real robot, but didn't know where to start, THIS is the book you've been waiting for! I loved the step by step approach that didn't leave you wondering how to get the job done. The technical drawings & diagrams were really clear and easy to understand. Even if you don't want to build the robot Williams has designed, the book is full of great info like how to make your own printed circuit boards, program your bot for ultrasonic room mapping and radio remote control. Whether you build the hexapod robot from the book or use the design concepts as a launchpad for your own creations, this is a sourcebook that no robotics enthusiast should be without!
Date published: 2002-11-30

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