Robot Companions: MentorBots and Beyond

Paperback | October 28, 2003

byE. Oliver Severin

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MORE THAN TOYS OR INTELLIGENT APPLIANCES -- MECHANICAL FRIENDS AND VALUED ASSISTANTS

Inside "Robot Companions you'll find all the details, plans, and information you need to make a robot partner part of your daily life, at a price you can afford. Author E. Oliver Severin, originator of some of the technologies that make robots friendly, useful, and educational, shows you how to find or build your own robot helpmate -- either from commercial kits or an assembly of separate, off-the-shelf parts.

With "Robot Companions, you'll learn how to build your own robot for purposes such as companionship, supervision of the elderly, tutoring the young, doing household chores, and much more. The book delves into essential enabling technologies such as mobility, voice, communications, touch, sight, and smell response so you'll understand the mechanics behind form, function, and "personality."

If you're looking for an industrious mechanical someone to help with the housework, care for the kids, even watch over aging parents without complaint, "Robot Companions belongs on your shelf!

ENTER THE AMAZING WORLD OF FRIENDLY 'BOTS
* Facial expressions and responses to voice
* Artificial Intelligence and meaningful response
* Educational, mentoring, and minding abilities
* The fantastic future of companionable 'bots!
* Technologies that make them work
* Services and tasks they can perform
* Plans for building your own
* Kits and off-the-shelf 'bots
* Surprising affordability

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MORE THAN TOYS OR INTELLIGENT APPLIANCES -- MECHANICAL FRIENDS AND VALUED ASSISTANTSInside "Robot Companions you'll find all the details, plans, and information you need to make a robot partner part of your daily life, at a price you can afford. Author E. Oliver Severin, originator of some of the technologies that make robots friendly,...

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MORE THAN TOYS OR INTELLIGENT APPLIANCES -- MECHANICAL FRIENDS AND VALUED ASSISTANTSInside Robot Companions you'll find all the details, plans, and information you need to make a robot partner part of your daily life, at a price you can afford. Author E. Oliver Severin, originator of some of the technologies that make robots friendly, ...

E. Oliver Severin is the founder and President of AcroTek, Inc., a company that creates and builds technology solutions. In 1982, Mr. Severin's company merged with RB Robots, becoming the largest producer of mobile robots in the United States. Pioneers in the mobile robot industry, the firm spawned major innovations in digital voice,...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.8 inPublished:October 28, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill Professional PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071422129

ISBN - 13:9780071422123

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: MentorBots Defined

Chapter 2: MentorBot Characteristics

Chapter 3: Enabling Technology

Chapter 4: Today's MentorBots

Chapter 5: Build Your Own MentorBot

Chapter 6: Navigation Systems

Chapter 7: Advanced Technology

Chapter 8: Advanced MentorBots

Chapter 9: Conclusions

INDEX