Robot Companions: MentorBots and Beyond (TAB Robotics)

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This work teaches how to build your own robot for practical uses such as companionship, supervision of elderly, tutoring and doing household chores. It explores enabling technologies such as mobility, voice communication, touch, sight, and smell response. One full chapter covers how to build your own MentorBot from a kit as well as separate parts.

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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

About the Author:

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, lifting mechanics, security, and educational robots. Mr. Severin is the creater of several mobile robot innovations and the author of a number of white papers related to robots and the robot industry.

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