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Robotics Demystified,9780071436786

Robotics Demystified

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Pub. Date:
10/20/2004
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McGraw-Hill Professional
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Summary

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 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.

Author Biography

Edwin Wise (Austin, TX) is the Vice President of development and partner of Wittlock Engineering, LLC. Edwin’s expertise and interests range from basic electronics, software development, to microcontrollers, AI, and robots, He is the author of: Applied Robotics, Applied Robotics II, and Animatronics: A Guide to Animated Holiday Displays, all by Delmar Learning. His book, Hands-On AI with Java, was just published by McGraw-Hill in January 2004.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Acknowledgments xvi
CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1(12)
A Brief Tour of Robotics
2(7)
Automata and Animatronics
2(2)
Factory Machines
4(3)
Fictional Robots
7(1)
Future Dreams
8(1)
Inside Robots
9(1)
Tools and Supplies
10(1)
Parting Words of Wisdom
11(2)
CHAPTER 2 Mechanical Forces 13(19)
Introduction
13(2)
Energy
15(1)
Units of Measurement
16(11)
Position
16(1)
Time: t
17(1)
Length: l
17(1)
Mass: m
18(1)
Velocity: v
19(4)
Acceleration: a
23(1)
Force: F
24(2)
Momentum: p
26(1)
Energy: E
26(1)
Storing Energy
27(2)
Losing Energy
29(1)
Summary
30(1)
Quiz
30(2)
CHAPTER 3 Simple Machines 32(22)
Introduction
32(1)
Structural Strength
33(3)
Triangles and Squares
33(2)
Hidden Triangles
35(1)
Inclined Plane
36(6)
Wedge
40(1)
Screw
41(1)
Levers
42(2)
Lever Machine
42(2)
Pulleys
44(5)
Pulley Machine
45(4)
Wheels and Torque
49(2)
Gears and Sprockets
51(2)
Summary
53(1)
Quiz
53(1)
CHAPTER 4 Electricity 54(12)
Introduction
54(1)
Pieces of Matter
55(1)
Electrons in Metal
56(1)
Electromagnetic Field
57(2)
Units
59(4)
Unit Prefixes
59(1)
Electrical Charge
60(1)
Current: I
61(1)
Charge Difference
62(1)
Electrical. Energy
63(1)
Power: P
63(1)
Batteries and Generators
63(2)
Speed of Electricity
64(1)
Summary
65(1)
Quiz
65(1)
CHAPTER 5 Starting with Electronics 66(30)
Introduction
66(1)
Electronic Circuits
67(3)
Schematic
67(1)
Printed Circuit Board
68(2)
Circuit Assembly
70(10)
Prototyping Boards
70(1)
Dead Bug and Wire Wrapping
71(1)
Soldering
72(7)
Suppliers
79(1)
Resistors
80(14)
Resistor
80(1)
Ohm's Law
81(2)
Resistor Networks
83(4)
Resistive Sensor
87(7)
Light Bulb
94(1)
Summary
94(1)
Quiz
95(1)
CHAPTER 6 Control 96(11)
Introduction
96(1)
Passive Control
97(1)
Balancing Machine
98(1)
Open-Loop Control
98(1)
Feedback Control
99(3)
Centrifugal Feedback
100(2)
Hysteresis
102(3)
Mechanical Switch
104(1)
Summary
105(1)
Quiz
106(1)
CHAPTER 7 Sequencing and Programs 107(17)
Introduction
107(1)
Switches and Cycles
108(3)
Cam Control
111(2)
Cardboard Cam
113(1)
Card Control
113(2)
Mechanical Card Reader
115(1)
Programming Concepts
115(7)
Computer Numbers
117(4)
Computer Instructions
121(1)
Summary
122(1)
Quiz
123(1)
CHAPTER 8 Joints 124(12)
Introduction
124(1)
Rotation and Bending
125(3)
Rotation
125(1)
Bearings and Bushings
126(1)
Bending
127(1)
Sliding
128(1)
Complex Motion
128(6)
Ball and Socket
128(2)
Universal Joint
130(1)
Robot Wrist
131(3)
Others
134(1)
Summary
134(1)
Quiz
135(1)
'NIUE
CHAPTER 9 Power Transmission 136(20)
Introduction
136(1)
Chains, Belts, and Cables
137(4)
Gears
141(8)
Gear Trains
142(3)
More Gears
145(4)
Couplers
149(5)
Directional. Transmission
150(1)
Differential Transmission
150(4)
Summary
154(1)
Quiz
155(1)
CHAPTER 10 Beyond Resistance: Capacitance 156(23)
Introduction
156(1)
AC/DC
157(4)
Oscilloscope
160(1)
Diodes
161(4)
Signal Diode
161(1)
Rectifier
162(1)
Light-Emitting Diode
163(1)
Zener Diode
163(2)
Capacitors
165(5)
Capacitor
165(3)
Capacitors and Audio
168(2)
Capacitor Networks
170(8)
RC Circuits
171(1)
RC Filters
172(4)
Diode-Capacitor Circuits
176(2)
Summary
178(1)
Quiz
178(1)
CHAPTER 11 Inductance and Magnetism 179(11)
Introduction
179(1)
Electromagnets
180(5)
Nail Electromagnet
181(1)
Relay
182(1)
Motors
182(2)
Generators
184(1)
Servos and Steppers
184(1)
Inductors
185(4)
Behavior
186(1)
Component
186(1)
Filters
187(1)
Phase
187(1)
Transformer
188(1)
Summary
189(1)
Quiz
189(1)
CHAPTER 12 Semiconductors 190(17)
Introduction
190(1)
Conductor Physics
191(1)
Semiconductor Physics
192(3)
Doped Silicon
193(2)
Diode Physics
195(3)
Forward Bias
197(1)
Reverse Bias
198(1)
Electronic Switches
198(6)
Analog Versus Digital
198(2)
Transistor
200(2)
FET
202(2)
Integrated Circuits
204(1)
Summary
205(1)
Quiz
205(2)
CHAPTER 13 Programming 207(17)
Introduction
207(1)
Programming Basics
208(5)
Flowcharts
208(3)
RCX Programming
211(2)
Programs
213(8)
Simple Timed Sequence
213(1)
Obstacle Avoidance
213(5)
Line Following
218(3)
Self-Calibration
221(1)
Summary
221(2)
Quiz
223(1)
CHAPTER 14 Shaping Motion 224(17)
Introduction
224(1)
Looking Back
225(1)
Single-Link Mechanisms
225(3)
Two Links
228(1)
More Links
229(7)
Parallel Motion
229(3)
Four-Bar Linkage
232(2)
Complex Motions
234(2)
Other Mechanisms
236(2)
Cardan Gear
236(1)
Quick-Return
237(1)
Geneva Stop
237(1)
Ratchet
237(1)
Summary
238(2)
Quiz
240(1)
CHAPTER 15 Communication 241(11)
Introduction
241(1)
Telerobotics
241(2)
Tethered Robots
242(1)
Remote Control
243(1)
Semi-Autonomous
243(2)
Communication Technologies
245(6)
Parallel
245(1)
Serial
246(3)
Wireless
249(1)
Other Interfaces
250(1)
Summary
251(1)
Quiz
251(1)
CHAPTER 16 Languages 252(11)
Introduction
252(1)
Programming Concepts
253(5)
Turing Machine
255(3)
Choosing a Language
258(4)
Manufacturing Languages
260(1)
Custom Languages
260(1)
Human Language
261(1)
Human Intelligence
261(1)
Summary
262(1)
Quiz
262(1)
CHAPTER 17 Intelligent Behavior 263(19)
Introduction
263(1)
Reflexive Control
264(5)
Thermostat
265(1)
PID Motor Control
266(3)
Serial Behaviors
269(1)
Layered Behaviors
270(2)
Logical Behavior
272(3)
Scripting
272(1)
Formal Logic
272(1)
Natural Computation
273(2)
Pattern Recognition
275(5)
Statistics
275(1)
Fuzzy Logic
276(2)
Neural Networks
278(2)
Summary
280(1)
Quiz
281(1)
CHAPTER 18 Advanced Control 282(14)
Introduction
282(1)
Decisions
283(2)
Mapping
285(4)
Odometry
287(2)
Odometry Errors
289(1)
Supervised Learning
289(4)
Supervised Robotic Learning
292(1)
Unsupervised Learning
293(1)
Swarm Robots
294(1)
Agents
294(1)
Summary
295(1)
Quiz
295(1)
Answers 296(13)
Index 309


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