BUILD A ROBOT AND MAKE IT RUN -; RIGHT FROM YOUR PDA! The virtual chasm between PDAs and robots has been spanned, with McGraw-Hill's PDA Robotics:Using Your Personal Digital Assistant to Control Your Robot, an easy-to-read guide to integrating these two pieces of technology into a single, remote-controlled powerhouse. Written in easy-to-understand language by a renowned software designer and robotics expert, this unique resource reveals innovative concepts and designs, helping you to build your own PDA-controlled robot from the ground up. As a result, you'll be able to: * Allow any PDA to communicate with and control your robot * Establish a wireless RF link between your PDA and robot * Acquire low-cost, standard, and easily obtainable components * Learn about specialsoftware, control circuits, and interface ideas for creating artificial life forms * Customize modules easily * And more! Perfect for hobbyists, students of electronics, and engineers alike, this book is your entree into the brave new world of PDA-controlled robots! Inside: * The Anatomy of a PDA * Software IDEs and Electronic Design * Movement Systems * Wireless RF * Room Radar and Sonar Devices * And Much More!