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Python For Kids

A Playful Introduction to Programming by Jason R. Briggs Python is a powerful, expressive language that is easy to learn compared to others, and it is fun to use. This volume brings Python to life as you create monsters, secret agents, thieving ravens and much more. …

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Robot Alchemy

by Texe Marrs Robot Alchemy is a great resource for any who are vitally interested in robotics, the future of technology and what it means for humanity. This generously illustrated work—packed full of color photos with many high-quality B&W graphics—was put together by Texe Marrs, a retired …

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Program Like A Pro

Modern programming techniques emphasize rapid development (quick time to market), high-level programming languages such as Java, C++, PHP and Perl, and layers of abstraction that isolate programmers from underlying computing hardware

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Build Winning FIRST Robots

FIRST Robots: Behind the Design by Vince Wilczynski and Stephanie Slezycki;  foreword by Dean Kamen; afterword by Woodie Flowers Rockport Publishers Design and build a 100-pound robot to play in a three-on-three game of hoops. Your robot must be robust enough to play in many rounds and take the abuse of collisions with other …

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Evolutionary Robotics

Now imagine if you could teach your robot what to do. Evolutionary Robotics seeks to present a method of doing just that. The book was published in 2000; a bit ahead of its time, but the then advanced concepts are now starting to become necessary in the mainstream. The book will challenge you to make a leap in thinking about how you build control programs for your robots.

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Robots As Potential Colleagues And Friends

LOVING THE MACHINE: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots by Timothy Hornyak Kodansha International, Ltd., First Edition, 2006 Author Timothy Hornyak, on the opening page of this wondrous and charming work, talks about his first encounters with robots in Japan. This is enthralling prose, and …

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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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Revolution 19

When the robots designed to fight our wars abandon the battlefields and turn their weapons upon mankind, humanity is enslaved and those not under the rule of robots live hidden in the wilderness. This is the terrain “Revolution 19,”

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Android Angels

Gen Manga’s Android Angels explores HRI Manga-style Wouldn’t it be great to live with the perfect woman or perfect man in android form? However, there is one catch: After four years the android’s memory would be erased and you would both need to move on.

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The Engine

Looking for a dark alternate reality Soviet-era robot hero in graphic novel form? Check out Madefire’s “The Engine,” created by Liam Sharp and Christina McCormack. Madefire is a new graphic novel company that is creating interactive “motion books.”

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The Secret Life Of Droids

No other group of robots have inspired and intrigued builders, programmers and developers more than the droids of the Star Wars Universe. The publishers at DK have released their latest book on them, called “The Secret Life of Droids,”

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vN: The First Machine Dynasty

Amy Peterson is hungry. She’s been on a diet for as long as she can remember. Her parents want her to grow more human like. Even though it seems as if she is a normal kid, Amy Peterson is no ordinary kid. She is a von Neuman self replicating humanoid robot with a humanoid mother and a human father.

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Lego Heavy Weapons

Jack Streat takes a slightly different approach in LEGO HEAVY WEAPONS. The four LEGO guns this book shows you how to build are based on some of the world’s most iconic firearms: the Desert Eagle handgun, the AKS-74U assault rifle, the Jungle Carbine, and the SPAS 12 shotgun.

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