Robots, Androids, and Animatrons: 12 Incredible Projects You Can Build

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Starting with the novice level and progressing to medium-level complexity; author John Iovine leads readers through the construction of 12 state-of-the-art robotics projects, which provides the foundations and experience for building advanced robotic projects. After outlining how to modify base platforms for locomotion, the author provides detailed information on various types of robotic sensors, including tilt, bump, and road and wall detectors. He illustrates how to implement two different types of robotic intelligence-expert and neural. The remainder of the book focuses on specific, hands-on projects, including a functional, life-like android hand created with a soft rubber material and nitinol wire; a robotic "insect" controlled with a single-board computer programmed in BASIC; and a land rover robot with telepresence systems.

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Ever dream of building your own robot to do your bidding? Following the plans and instructions in this unique guide, you can construct a state-of-the-art working robot that will obey your orders, act as your surrogate, and even do some chores! Robots, Androids, and Animatron demonstrates step-by-step how to put the latest robotics technology--locomotion, sensing, and control--into a high-tech robot, animatron, or android that you can put together in your own workshop! With this book, you can--Make a lifelike robotic hand that performs repetitive tasts; Build a computerized robot that uses both an expert systems and neural network--for some very unexpected behavior; Create a telepresence robot that you can ``get inside of,'' with actual arcade and virtual reality applications; Build a robot with arcade applications; Create a robotic insect with a ``brain''; Build a computer-controlled robotic arm; Learn about sensing systems--tilt, bump, road, and wall--light, speech recognition and sound--even odors and gases; Be the first on your block to own and operate your very own android! Plus, you get an inside look at today's on-the-job robots. . .lists of robotics organizations. . .and an extensive guide to parts suppliers for the off-the-shelf items that you don't build at home.

About the Author:

John Iovine is the author of several popular TAB titles that explore the frontiers of scientific research. He has written Homemade Holograms: The Complete Guide to Inexpensive, Do-It-Yourself Holography; Kirlian Photography: A Hands-On Guide; Fantastic Electronics: Build Your Own Negative-Ion Generator and Other Projects; and A Step into Virtual Reality. He is also the “Amazing Science” columnist for Poptronics magazine.

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