Robotics DeMystified

Paperback | November 10, 2004

byEdwin Wise

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McGraw-Hill's Demystified titles are the most efficient, interestingly written, brush-ups you can find. Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.

This complete self-teaching guide takes an introductory approach to robotics, guiding readers through the essential electronics, mechanics, and programming skills necessary to build their own robot.

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There's no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjectsMcGraw-Hill's Demystified titles are the most efficient, interestingly written, brush-ups you can find. Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final e...

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YOU DON'T NEED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO LEARN ROBOTICS!Now anyone with an interest in robotics can gain a deeper understanding -- without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Robotics Demystified, expert robot builder and author Edwin Wise provides an effective and totally painless way to learn about the technologies u...

Edwin Wise is a software engineer with twenty-five years of experience. His expertise and interests range from electronics and microcontrollers to software development, AI, and robotics. He is the author of McGraw-Hill's Hands-On AI with Java as well as Applied Robotics II and Animatronics: A Guide to Animated Holiday Displays, publi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.88 inPublished:November 10, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071436782

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Table of Contents

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Mechanical Forces

Chapter 3: Simple Machines

Chapter 4: Electricity

Chapter 5: Starting with Electronics

Chapter 6: Control

Chapter 7: Sequencing and Programs

Chapter 8: Joints

Chapter 9: Power Transmission

Chapter 10: Beyond Resistance: Capacitance

Chapter 11: Inductance and Magnetism

Chapter 12: Semiconductors

Chapter 13: Programming

Chapter 14: Shaping Motion

Chapter 15: Communication

Chapter 16: Languages

Chapter 17: Intelligent Behavior

Chapter 18: Advanced Control

ANSWERS

INDEX