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Space Station’s Robotic Arm Set for Arrival of Cygnus Cargo Craft

The International Space Station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2, is visible over Earth in this Nov. 27, 2015 photograph. On Dec. 6, Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren operated the Canadarm2 from inside the station’s cupola, using it for the rendezvous and grapple of Orbital ATK’s …

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Making Simple Robots

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.

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Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots

Mobile robots range from the Mars Pathfinder mission’s teleoperated Sojourner to the cleaning robots in the Paris Metro. This text offers students and other interested readers an introduction to the fundamentals of mobile robotics, spanning the mechanical, motor, sensory, perceptual, and cognitive layers the field comprises.

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Make: Electronics— Learning Through Discovery

Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-on way? With Make: Electronics, you’ll start working on real projects as soon as you crack open the book. Explore all of the key components and essential principles through a series of fascinating experiments.

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Robot Building for Beginners

Robot Building for Beginners, Second Edition is an update of David Cook’s bestselling Robot Building for Beginners. This book continues its aim at teenagers and adults who have an avid interest in science and dream of building household explorers.

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International Space Station— Flying Over an Aurora

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly captured photographs and video of auroras on June 22, 2015. Kelly wrote, “Yesterday’s aurora was an impressive show from 250 miles up. Good morning from the International Space Station!” We are always looking for extremely striking images and again, the International Space …

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Practical Electronics for Inventors

Spark your creativity and gain the electronics skills required to transform your innovative ideas into functioning gadgets. This hands-on, updated guide outlines electrical principles and provides thorough, easy-to-follow instructions, schematics, and illustrations.

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Basic Robot Building With LEGO Minstorms NXT 2.0

Robots already vacuum our floors, help dispose of bombs and are exploring Mars. But in his new book, “Robot Futures,” Illah Nourbakhshs, professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, argues that robots are not just wondrous machines, but a new species that bridges the material and digital worlds.

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