Insectronics: Build Your Own Six-Legged Walking Robot

Paperback | November 5, 2002

byKarl Williams

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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.

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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.

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BUILD THE BADDEST BUG IN TOWN!IT WALKS ON SIX LEGS, POSSESSES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, UTILIZES STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY, AND IS INCREDIBLY INEXPENSIVE TO BUILD!This complete project book delivers all the step-by-step plans you need to construct your own six-legged insect-like robot that walks and actually responds to its environmen...

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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Format: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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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

Experiments

Ultrasonic Range Finding

Radio Remote Control

Adding a Robotic Gripper

Taking it Further