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The robot builder's cookbook

Author: Owen Bishop
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier/Newnes, ©2007.
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Owen Bishop introduces, through hands-on project work, the mechanics, electronics and programming involved in practical robot design-and-build. The use of the PIC microcontroller throughout provides a painless introduction to programming whilst harnessing the power of a highly popular microcontroller used by students and design engineers worldwide. This is a book for first-time robot builders, advanced builders  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bishop, Owen.
Robot builder's cookbook.
Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier/Newnes, ©2007
(OCoLC)85898574
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Bishop
ISBN: 9780080554013 0080554016
OCLC Number: 182729486
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 366 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Introduction: Making a Robot --
What sort? --
Getting down to detail --
Controlling the robot --
Programming a PIC --
Simulating the PIC --
Part 1 Robot Behaviour --
Activities of mobile robots --
Activities of gantry robots --
Feedback --
Random activity --
Subsumption --
Input and output requirements --
Distributed processing --
Part 2 Robot Mechanics --
Materials --
Fixings --
Tools --
Planning a mobile robot body --
Wheels --
Motors --
Solenoids --
Construction kits --
Suppliers --
Part 3 Robot Electronics --
Materials --
Tools --
Components --
Power supplies --
The controller circuit --
Input circuits --
Output circuits --
Radio --
Testing the circuit --
Suppliers --
Part 4 PICs in Control --
Programming a PIC --
The PIC16F690 --
Special functions --
Comparators --
AD converters --
Serial receiver/transmitter --
Data memory --
The PIR1 and PIR2 registers --
The INTCON register --
Other PICs --
Part 5 PIC Programming --
Program segments --
Inputs and outputs --
Mode select routine --
Branching instructions --
Steering a mobile robot --
Detecting objects --
Avoiding objects --
Musical tones --
Look-up tables --
Using two processors --
Mathematical operations --
Random numbers --
Calibrating the system --
Software replaces hardware --
Part 6 Projects --
6.1 The Scooter --
6.2 The Android --
6.3 A robotic toy --
6.4 The Quester --
6.5 The Gantry --
Index --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
L --
M --
O --
P --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
W --
X --
Y --
Z --
Last Page.
Responsibility: Owen Bishop.

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Introduces, through hands-on project work, the mechanics, electronics and programming involved in practical robot design-and-build. This book: contains step-by-step instructions for 5 complete  Read more...
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