The Robotics Primer

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Author: Maja J. Matarić,Ronald C. Arkin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026263354X

Category: Computers

Page: 306

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1. What is a robot? 2. Where do robots come from? 3. What's in a robot? 4. Arms, legs, wheels, tracks, and really drives them 5. Move it! 6. Grasping at straws 7. What's going on? 8. Switch on ghe light 9. Sonars, lasers, and cameras 10. Stay in control 11. The building bolcks of control 12. What's in your head? 13. Think hard, act later 14. Don't think, react! 15. Think and act separately, in parallel 16. Think the way you act 17. Making your robot behave 18. When the unexpected happens 19. Going places 20. Go, team! 21. Things keep getting better 22. Where to next?

The robotics primer

the what, why, and how of robots in the workplace

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Author: Robert A. Ullrich

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 121

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Explains the technology of reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulators & how robots will affect the way Americans work.

Robots

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Author: Jennifer MacKay

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420503685

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Many of our imaginative inventions eventually come to fruition, and the robot is one such creation. The science-fiction robots of yesteryear are here. From assembly lines to teaching tools, robots are a reality that author Jennifer MacKay richly explores in this book. Readers will learn robotic history, how robots move, "think," and are used. They will also consider future uses.

Informatics Education - Supporting Computational Thinking

Third International Conference on Informatics in Secondary Schools - Evolution and Perspectives, ISSEP 2008 Torun Poland, July 1-4, 2008 Proceedings

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Author: Roland Mittermeir,Maciej M. Syslo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540699244

Category: Education

Page: 357

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Informatics Education – Supporting Computational Thinking contains papers presented at the Third International Conference on Informatics in Secondary Schools – Evolution and Perspective, ISSEP 2008, held in July 2008 in Torun, Poland. As with the proceedings of the two previous ISSEP conferences (2005 in Klag- furt, Austria, and 2006 in Vilnius, Lithuania), the papers presented in this volume address issues of informatics education transcending national boundaries and, the- fore, transcending differences in the various national legislation and organization of the educational system. Observing these issues, one might notice a trend. The p- ceedings of the First ISSEP were termed From Computer Literacy to Informatics F- damentals [1]. There, broad room was given to general education in ICT. The ECDL, the European Computer Driving License, propagated since the late 1990s, had pe- trated school at this time already on a broad scale and teachers, parents, as well as pupils were rather happy with this situation. Teachers had material that had a clear scope, was relatively easy to teach, and especially easy to examine. Parents had the assurance that their children learn “modern and relevant stuff,” and for kids the c- puter was sufficiently modern so that anything that had to do with computers was c- sidered to be attractive. Moreover, the difficulties of programming marking the early days of informatics education in school seemed no longer relevant. Some colleagues had a more distant vision though.

Practical Robot Design

Game Playing Robots

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Author: Jagannathan Kanniah,M. Fikret Ercan,Carlos A. Acosta Calderon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439810338

Category: Science

Page: 418

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Designed for beginners, undergraduate students, and robotics enthusiasts, Practical Robot Design: Game Playing Robots is a comprehensive guide to the theory, design, and construction of game-playing robots. Drawing on years of robot building and teaching experience, the authors demonstrate the key steps of building a robot from beginning to end, with independent examples for extra modules. Each chapter covers basic theory and key topics, including actuators, sensors, robot vision, and control, with examples and case studies from robotic games. Furthermore, the book discusses the application of AI techniques and provides algorithms, and application examples with MATLAB® code. The book includes: Comprehensive coverate on drive motors and drive motor control References to vendor websites as necessary Digital control techniques, with a focus on implementation Techniques for designing and implementing slightly advanced controllers for pole-balancing robots Basic artificial intelligence techniques with examples in MATLAB Discussion of the vision systems, sensor systems, and controlling of robots The result of a summer course for students taking up robotic games as their final-year project, the authors hope that this book will empower readers in terms of the necessary background as well as the understanding of how various engineering fields are amalgamated in robotics.

Ich, der Roboter

Erzählungen

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Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364113207X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Robots auf dem Vormarsch Dr. Susan Calvin war fünfzig Jahre lang als Robotpsychologin bei der U. S. Robot Company angestellt, einem der größten Unternehmen der Welt. Sie erlebte hautnah mit, wie Robots zum alltäglichen Bestandteil der menschlichen Kultur wurden und welche Probleme es mit sich bringt, wenn Menschen mit Robotern zusammenleben. Vor allem aber stellt sich eine Frage: Was passiert, wenn sich Mensch und Roboter kaum noch voneinander unterscheiden? In neun Erzählungen zeigt sie einem jungen Reporter, wie eine Zukunft, geprägt von gigantischen Positronengehirnen, für uns Menschen aussieht.

Fahrerlose Transportsysteme

Eine Fibel - mit Praxisanwendungen - zur Technik - für die Planung

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Author: Günter Ullrich

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834825921

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

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Fahrerlose Transportsysteme (FTS) sind innerbetriebliche, flurgebundene Fördersysteme mit automatisch gesteuerten Fahrzeugen. Seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre drängt das FTS erfolgreich in fast alle Branchen der Industrie und in viele öffentliche Bereiche, wie z. B. Krankenhäuser. Dieses Fachbuch gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über das moderne Organisationsmittel der Intralogistik. Es werden die Einsatzgebiete und die technologischen Standards von allen FTS-relevanten Komponenten und Funktionen dargestellt. Die Fibel begleitet das FTS auf seinem Weg zu neuen technischen Lösungen und veränderten Märkten. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt ist die an den VDI-Richtlinien angelehnte praxisnahe Planung solcher Intralogistik-Systeme. Die vorliegende zweite Auflage wurde im Ganzen überarbeitet, neu strukturiert und an den aktuellen Stand der Entwicklungen angepasst.

Das Wunder der wilden Insel

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Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641194466

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Preisgekrönt und bezaubernd: ein moderner Klassiker Als das Robotermädchen Roz erstmals die Augen öffnet, findet sie sich auf einer wilden, einsamen Insel wieder. Wie sie dorthin gekommen ist und warum, weiß sie nicht. Das Wetter und ein wilder Bär setzen ihr übel zu, und Roz begreift, dass sie sich ihrer Umgebung anpassen muss, wenn sie überleben will. Also beobachtet sie, erlernt die Sprache der Tiere und entdeckt, dass Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft sie weiterbringen. Viele würden das Blechmonster zwar am liebsten verjagen, aber Roz gibt nicht auf. Sie zieht ein Gänseküken auf, und endlich fassen die Tiere Vertrauen. Als Roz dann in großer Gefahr schwebt, stehen sie ihr als Freunde bei.

Introduction to Robotics

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Author: Michael Alan Salant

Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 121

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The Technology Teacher

A Journal of the American Industrial Arts Association

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial arts

Page: N.A

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Quantum Robotics

A Primer on Current Science and Future Perspectives

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Author: Prateek Tandon,Stanley Lam,Ben Shih,Tanay Mehta,Alex Mitev,Zhiyang Ong

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1627059954

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 149

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Quantum robotics is an emerging engineering and scientific research discipline that explores the application of quantum mechanics, quantum computing, quantum algorithms, and related fields to robotics. This work broadly surveys advances in our scientific understanding and engineering of quantum mechanisms and how these developments are expected to impact the technical capability for robots to sense, plan, learn, and act in a dynamic environment. It also discusses the new technological potential that quantum approaches may unlock for sensing and control, especially for exploring and manipulating quantum-scale environments. Finally, the work surveys the state of the art in current implementations, along with their benefits and limitations, and provides a roadmap for the future.

How Products are Made

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Author: Kyung-Sun Lim

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780810389526

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Provides information on a variety of products, discussing background, history, raw materials, design, and the manufacturing process

Electronic Education

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computer-assisted instruction

Page: N.A

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