Robot Builder's Sourcebook by Gordon McComb Fascinated by the world of robotics, but don't know how to tap into the incredible amount of information available on the subject? Clueless as to locating specific information on robotics? Want the names, addresses, phone numbers, and websites of companies that can supply the exact part, plan, kit, building material, programming language, operating system, computer system, or publication you've been searching for? Turn to the Robot Builder's Sourcebook— a unique clearinghouse of information that will open 2,500+ new doors and spark almost as many new ideas. $24.95
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Designing Autonomous Mobile Robots by John Holland Designing Autonomous Mobile Robots introduces the reader to the fundamental concepts of this complex field. The author addresses all the pertinent topics of the electronic hardware and software of mobile robot design, with particular emphasis on the more difficult problems of control, navigation, and sensor interfacing. Its state-of-the-art treatment of core concepts in mobile robotics helps and challenges readers to explore new avenues in this exciting field. The accompanying CD-ROM provides software routines for the examples cited, as well as an electronic version of the text. $49.95
PIC Robotics: A Beginner's Guide to Robotics Projects Using the PIC Micro by John lovine Here's everything the robotics hobbyist needs to harness the power of the PICMicro MCU! In this heavily-illustrated resource, the author provides plans and complete parts lists for 11 easy-to-build robots — each with a PICMicro brain. The expertly written coverage of the PIC Basic Computer makes programming a snap — and lots of fun. $19.95
Mobile Robotic Car Design by Pushkin Kachroo / Patricia Mellodge This thoughtful guide gives you complete, MObllB F ' ' illustrated plans and llfcltiC^^^^. instructions for building n0>jnn a 1:10 scale car robot bHTUKIIII ^ that would cost k u,T.ir7"
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But, beyond hours of tMit*»^ entertainment and satisfaction spent creating and operating an impressive and fun project, Mobile Robotic Car Design provides serious insight into the science and art of robotics. Written by robotics experts, this book gives you a solid background in electrical and mechanical theory, and the design savvy to conceptualize, enlarge, and build robotics
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PIC Microcontroller Project Book by John Iovine The PIC microcontroller is enormously popular both in the US and abroad. The first edition of this book was a tremendous success because of that. However, in the four years that have passed since the book was first published, the electronics hobbyist market has become more sophisticated. Many users of the PIC are now comfortable paying the $250.00 price for the Professional version of the PIC Basic (the regular version sells for $100.00). This new edition is fully updated and revised to include detailed directions on using both versions of the microcontroller, with no-nonsense recommendations on which one serves better in different situations.$29.95
Robot Builder's Bonanza by Gordon McComb Robot Builder's Bonanza is a major revision of the bestselling bible of amateur robot building — packed with the latest in servo motor technology, microcontrolled robots, remote control, LEGO Mindstorms Kits, and other commercial kits. It gives electronics hobbyists fully illustrated plans for 11 complete robots, as well as all-new coverage of Robotix-based robots, LEGO Technic-based robots, Functionoids with LEGO Mindstorms, and location and motorized systems with servo motors. $24.95
Robotics Demystified by Edwin Wise There's no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects. McGraw-Hill's Demystified titles are the most efficient, intriguingly written brush-ups you can find. Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions for 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. $19.95
Build Your Own Humanoid Robots by Karl Williams Build Your Own Humanoid Robots provides step-by-step directions for six exciting projects — each costing less than $300.00. Together, they form the essential ingredients for making your own humanoid robot. $24.95
Robot Programming by Joe Jones / Daniel Roth
Using an intuitive method, Robot Programming deconstructs robot control into simple and distinct behaviors that are easy to program and debug for inexpensive microcontrollers with little memory Once you've mastered programming your online bot, you can easily adapt your programs for use in physical robots. $29.95
Machine Nature: The Coming Age of Bio-Inspired Computing by Moshe Sipper Despite being marvels of complexity and human ingenuity, computers are notoriously bad at learning new things and dealing with new situations. Researchers at the frontiers of computer science have turned to nature for solutions to the problem of machine adaptation and learning. By applying models of complex biological systems to the realm of computing machines, they have given rise to a new breed of adaptive software and hardware. In Machine Nature, computer scientist Moshe Sipper takes readers on a thrilling journey to the terra nova of computing to provide a compelling look at cutting-edge computers, robots, and machines now and in the decades ahead. $24.95
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