Intelligent Robots

By using a decision tree based on a heuristic artificial intelligence system, it
determines the best move to make and carries out that selection with its piece-
grasping robot arm. Prior to instructing its human opponent that it is her or her
turn to ...

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Make Your First Robot

Inexpensive components are used to build these robots. This book will flourish your imagination to the next level of robotics.

Author: Vineesh Kumar K K

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1947586750

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 76

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Make your First Robot will help students to build and program their first robot using Arduino. It starts with an introduction of the hardware and software required to build and program the robots. The concepts are explained with simple analogies. Detailed explanation of the functionalities and programming of each hardware component are given. Integration of all the hardware components and programs to make a fully functional robot is explained for a mini Path-finder and Robotic Arm. Inexpensive components are used to build these robots. This book will flourish your imagination to the next level of robotics.

Popular Mechanics

... create working, moving robotic systems. You get structural members, motors,
gear drives, sensors, scanners, potentiometers, plus a special Robotics Interface
that links the robots you build to your computer. Together, your computer and the
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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Making Simple Robots

Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot!

Author: Kathy Ceceri

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183595

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 243

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Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot. Written in language that non-engineers can understand, Making Simple Robots helps beginners move beyond basic craft skills and materials to the latest products and tools being used by artists and inventors. Find out how to animate folded paper origami, design a versatile robot wheel-leg for 3D printing, or program a rag doll to blink its cyborg eye. Each project includes step-by-step directions as well as clear diagrams and photographs. And every chapter offers suggestions for modifying and expanding the projects, so that you can return to the projects again and again as your skill set grows.

Robotics

You can save about 30 percent of the moves by only taking the right side move of
any symmetrical position . This limits the first move to two choices , instead of
three . With these limitations , HER can be made from twenty - four matchboxes .

Author: James L. Fuller

Publisher: Pearson College Division

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 489

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More descriptive, less mathematical, and easier to read than other books on the subject of robotics. Provides an introduction to robotics—definition, history, description, applications, maintenance, human safety, artificial intelligence, rationale, the future. Investigates the intelligence of the robot and reviews robot sensors. Focuses on software, but devotes considerable attention to the electronics (computer hardware) of the robot. Designed to meet the needs of those with or without extensive technical background.

InfoWorld

In fact, in the tape library of your own corporate data center a robotic arm may be
at work, moving data cartridges between storage bins and the backup unit,
making computer operations more efficient. What's in a robot? InfoWorld recently
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InfoWorld is targeted to Senior IT professionals. Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers. InfoWorld also celebrates people, companies, and projects.

Expert Robots for Industrial Use

we move the framework got from the semantic subroutine into robot language
commands and transmit them to the control unit of robot , then , call the interpreter
of the robot language , making the robot act according to the natural language ...

Author: Ernest L. Hall

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 249

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GCSE Computer Studies for You

Moving robots . Free standing robots need to be supplied with materials very
quickly . Some factories use moving robots to do this . ... One of the most
important factors in running a completely automated assembly line is making
sure that all the ...

Author: Stephen Doyle

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748703814

Category: Computer studies

Page: 256

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This second edition of a GCSE computer studies text includes chapters on personal computers and desktop publishing, spreadsheets and their applications, and detailed case studies illustrating how a computer system can revolutionize the working environment. The Data Protection Act is also included, together with project work, an extended section on coursework, advice on how to revise and hints on how to pass examinations. Key words are explained in the text in context and highlighted with bold type, and also explained in an extensive glossary.

Robotics

How arm robots work Shoulder Gear These pages show all the things that are
needed to make an arm robot work and a view inside the robot to show what
makes it move . There are many different ways of constructing and powering a
robot .

Author: Michael Chapman, MD Frcog

Publisher: Educational Development Corporation

ISBN: 9780881101522

Category: Robotics

Page: 48

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Almost Human Making Robots Think

Although Urmson is ten years younger than Tompkins, they both chose Carnegie
Mellon for similar reasons: to make robots that move, primarily in space. And also
because “you get to do things that are so cool here.” I first met Urmson in his ...

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393074307

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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A remarkable, intense portrait of the robotic subculture and the challenging quest for robot autonomy. The high bay at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is alive and hyper night and day with the likes of Hyperion, which traversed the Antarctic, and Zoe, the world’s first robot scientist, now back home. Robot Segways learn to play soccer, while other robots go on treasure hunts or are destined for hospitals and museums. Dozens of cavorting mechanical creatures, along with tangles of wire, tools, and computer innards are scattered haphazardly. All of these zipping and zooming gizmos are controlled by disheveled young men sitting on the floor, folding chairs, or tool cases, or huddled over laptops squinting into displays with manic intensity. Award-winning author Lee Gutkind immersed himself in this frenzied subculture, following these young roboticists and their bold conceptual machines from Pittsburgh to NASA and to the most barren and arid desert on earth. He makes intelligible their discoveries and stumbling points in this lively behind-the-scenes work.

Distributed Computing by Oblivious Mobile Robots

This problem is called Flocking, and its study is part of the more general
investigation in multi-robot systems on how to make mobile robots move together
as a group, behaving as a single entity [130]. There are two versions of the
Flocking ...

Author: Paola Flocchini

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1608456870

Category: Computers

Page: 185

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The study of what can be computed by a team of autonomous mobile robots, originally started in robotics and AI, has become increasingly popular in theoretical computer science (especially in distributed computing), where it is now an integral part of the investigations on computability by mobile entities. The robots are identical computational entities located and able to move in a spatial universe; they operate without explicit communication and are usually unable to remember the past; they are extremely simple, with limited resources, and individually quite weak. However, collectively the robots are capable of performing complex tasks, and form a system with desirable fault-tolerant and self-stabilizing properties. The research has been concerned with the computational aspects of such systems. In particular, the focus has been on the minimal capabilities that the robots should have in order to solve a problem. This book focuses on the recent algorithmic results in the field of distributed computing by oblivious mobile robots (unable to remember the past). After introducing the computational model with its nuances, we focus on basic coordination problems: pattern formation, gathering, scattering, leader election, as well as on dynamic tasks such as flocking. For each of these problems, we provide a snapshot of the state of the art, reviewing the existing algorithmic results. In doing so, we outline solution techniques, and we analyze the impact of the different assumptions on the robots' computability power. Table of Contents: Introduction / Computational Models / Gathering and Convergence / Pattern Formation / Scatterings and Coverings / Flocking / Other Directions

The Robot Book

Build & Control 20 Electric Gizmos, Moving Machines, and Hacked Toys Bobby
Mercer ... Making robots—or bots for short—should be a creative and educational
experience. The activities in this ... You will make things move, shake, and walk.

Author: Bobby Mercer

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556524072

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Drones, RC cars, artificial limbs, Roombas-the robots have arrived! Anyone interested in taking control before the machines do needs a helpful resource. Author and physics teacher Bobby Mercer will show readers 20 inexpensive, easy-to-build and robots that can be built with everyday items. The Robot Book will teach readers how to use recycled motors and computer components, junk drawer supplies, and old mechanical toys to build a variety of devices. They will learn how to turn a toothbrush, an old cell phone, and scrap wire into a Brush Bot, or hack a toy car to hotwire a Not-So-Remote Bot. A small electric fan, several craft sticks, and rubber bands make a Fan-Tastic Dancing Machine, and drinking straws, string, tape, and glue can be used to construct a working model of the human hand. Every hands-on project contains a materials list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos. Mercer also includes explanations of the science and technology behind each robot, including concepts such as friction, weight and mass, center of gravity, kinetic and potential energy, electric circuitry, DC vs. AC current, and more. Teachers will appreciate the opportunity to augment their STEM curricula while having fun at the same time. These projects are also perfect for science fairs or design competitions. Bobby Mercer has been a high school physics teacher for over two decades. He is the author of The Flying Machine Book, The Racecar Book and Junk Drawer Physics and lives with his family outside of Asheville, North Carolina.

The Impact of Technology on Labor in Four Industries

Contemporary robots incorporate three basic components : ( 1 ) One or more
arms that can move in several directions ... can be reprogrammed quickly and
inexpensively to handle a variety of tasks associated with the manufacture of
motor ...

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The 5 year Outlook on Science and Technology

One interesting case might be a “ brachiating ” robot that clambers , monkey -
fashion , over the surface of a spacecraft ( or submarine vessel ) to make repairs ,
or over a space station it is building . Current applications of self - moving robots
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NAFIPS IFIS NASA 94

There are many applications in which the moving robots must be maneuvered in
tight spaces where no space is available for turns . If one tries to ... Making a
robot move is an important strategy to expand the horizon of robot applications .

Author: North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society

Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)

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Category: Artificial intelligence

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Build and Program Your Own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots

Each motor is connected to the D port of a different Intelligent Brick, so you canಬt
use the normal Move Steering or Move Tank blocks to control the motion. Instead,
you have to use a series of individual Large Motor blocks to make this robot ...

Author: Marziah Karch

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133518221

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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Build and Program Your Own LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Robots Absolutely no experience needed! Build and program amazing robots with the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3! With LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, you can do modern robotics without complex wiring or soldering! This step-by-step, full-color tutorial teaches all you need to know, including basic programming skills most introductory guides skip. Even better—it’s packed with hands-on projects! Start by “unboxing” your new EV3 kit and getting to know every component: motors, sensors, connections, remotes, and the EV3’s more powerful, easier-to-program “brick.” Then walk through building your first “bots”…creating more sophisticated robots with wheels and motors…engineering for strength and balance…“driving” your robot…building robots that recognize colors and do card tricks…and more! LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics is the perfect pathway into science and technology… and this book is the easiest way to get started, even if you have absolutely no robotics or programming experience! Explore your new EV3 kit: both the retail “Home” and LEGO “Education” versions Get foolproof help with building the Track3r and other standard robots Build cars and tanks, and hack them to do even more Write programs that enable your robots to make their own decisions Improve your programs with feedback Handle more sophisticated engineering and programming tasks Troubleshoot problems that keep your robot from moving Get involved with the worldwide MINDSTORMS® robotics community Marziah Karch is Senior Instructional Designer at NWEA, a Google Expert at About.com, and Senior Web Editor at GeekMom. She has more than a decade of experience in instructional technology and was senior educational technologist for Johnson County Community College, where she also taught interactive media development. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology, and is pursuing a doctorate in Library and Information Science. Her hands-on technology experience ranges from 3D animation to multimedia learning, content management to music video creation. She has extensively explored the educational potential of LEGO robotics. She is the author of Android Tablets Made Simple. This book is not authorized or endorsed by the LEGO® Group.

The Search for the Robots

The evaluation was carried out as follows : The computer would take one of the
sides and make the move which that side had made . But before making that
move , it would use its scoring equation to make its own estimate of what the
various ...

Author: Alfred J. Cote

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Category: Androids

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Working Safely with Industrial Robots

... required to make the move . CALL SUBROUTINE XX : . Causes the program to
branch to the specified subroutine and perform the operations indicated . Used
for multiple machine loading and other operationally synchronized applications .

Author: Peter M. Strubhar

Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 266

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Experimental Robotics

To preserve generality , we assume a unit - modular system where an individual
module can move linearly and make convex and concave transitions relative to a
collection of modules . These capabilities enable an entire class of robots to ...

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Robots for Kids

Complexity of movements and reactions : We wanted the robot to move , act
freely , and react to the external stimuli or ... or connected to a host PC by a cable
, it would prevent the robot from moving freely and make it appear less lifelike .

Author: Allison Druin

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9781558605978

Category: Computers

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Within the sphere of children's learning and play, the concept of robot and the application of actual robots are undergoing a dramatic expansion. Here the term "robot" refers to a growing range of interactive devices-including toys, pets, assistants to the disabled, and overtly educational tools-which are being used in ways that are expected to have profound and beneficial effects on how our children develop and grow. Robots for Kids: Exploring New Technologies for Learning opens with contributions from leading designers and researchers, each offering a unique perspective into the challenge of developing robots specifically for children. The second part is devoted to the stories of educators who work with children using these devices, exploring new applications and mapping their impact. Throughout the book, essays by children are included that discuss their first-hand experiences and ideas about robots. This is an engaging, entertaining, and insightful book for a broad audience, including HCI, AI, and robotics researchers in business and academia, new media and consumer product developers, robotics hobbyists, toy designers, teachers, and education researchers. * contributions by leaders in the fields of human-computer interaction and robotics * product development stories told by leading designers and researchers in organizations such as Microsoft, MIT Media Lab, Disney, and Sony * product application stories told by educators who are making robots a central part of kids' learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom * essays by kids-some, users of robotic technology, and others, designers in their own right