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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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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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Marine Robot Autonomy

by Mae L. Seto (Editor) Autonomy for Marine Robots provides a timely and insightful overview of intelligent autonomy in marine robots. A brief history of this emerging field is provided, along with a discussion of the challenges unique to the underwater environment and their impact on the level of intelligent autonomy required. Topics …

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Raspberry Pi for Beginners:

by, Matthew Oates Publication Date: February 11, 2015 How to get the most out of your raspberry pi, including raspberry pi basics, tips and tricks, raspberry pi projects, and more! The Raspberry Pi is a small computer that is affordable, fun, practical, and rapidly growing in popularity. It …

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Make: Getting Started with Arduino:

Make: Getting Started with Arduino: by Massimo Banzi, Michael Shiloh The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform Arduino is the hot open source prototyping platform for artists, hobbyists, students, and anyone who wants to create interactive physical environments. Getting Started with Arduino is co-authored by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi, and incorporates his experience in teaching, using, and creating Arduino. …

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The Principles Of Object Oriented Java Script

by Nicholas C. Zakas, No Starch Press If you’ve used a more traditional object-oriented language, such as C++ or Java, JavaScript probably doesn’t seem object- oriented at all. It has no concept of classes, and you don’t even need to define any objects in order to …

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Learn To Program With Scratch

A Visual Introduction to Programming with GAMES, ART, SCIENCE, and MATH, by Majed Marji, No Starch Press Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. It is an ideal environment for robotics development and exploration. While most …

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Disaster Robotics

by Robin R. Murphy, $40.50 (Amazon.com, hardcover), $25.99 (Kindle) This work is the definitive guide to disaster robotics, and is a great introduction for researchers and technologists. It is both a reference work for field managers and an excellent textbook for students and educators. Wri en …

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Getting Started With Raspberry Pi

by Matt Richardson and Sean Wallace. The Raspberry Pi (RPi is a common abbreviation) can be a tricky board to get working properly. Finding the right resources to help you get a clear understanding of the many powerful features can be difficult. “Getting Started with Raspberry …

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Famous Robots And Cyborgs

by Dan Roberts Author Dan Roberts narrates the history, strengths, weaknesses and foibles of all kinds of robots that have populated our literature and appeared on the silver screen. Packed full of trivia, history, controversy and colorful accounts of the robots that have emerged in American culture, this …

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Multiagent Systems – Second Edition

by Gerhard Weiss This academic work covers basic concepts of “computational agency” from the perspective of both individual agents and agent organizations. A scholarly work, the discussion delves into communication among agents, logical systems and game theory, and it includes exercises to help the student master …

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