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Insectronics,9780071412414

Insectronics

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 11/5/2002
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
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Summary

* This innovative project book offers step-by-step guidance on building a six-legged insect-like walking robot * Uses inexpensive off-the-shelf parts * Discusses PIC programming (the preferred microcontroller for amateur robotics), use of sensors, and robot intelligence * Software chapter covers coordinating the servo motors for walking, monitoring the sensors, and the output and control of sound and light * Shows how to give your robot unique "personalized" features

Author Biography

Karl Williams is currently employed by Mitra Imaging, a leading medical imaging software company recently acquired by AGFA. In 1985 Mr. Williams was the recipient of an IBM computer technology award for building a computer-controlled robotic arm. A resident of Ontario, Canada, he hosts a robotics and electronics web site.

Table of Contents

A Brief History of Walking Machines

Walking Gaits

Tools, Test Equipment, and Materials

Stages of Robotic Evolution

Chassis, Legs, and Servo Motors

The Main Controller Board

The Infrared Sensor Board

Final Assembly

PIC Programming

Experiments

Ultrasonic Range Finding

Radio Remote Control

Adding a Robotic Gripper

Taking it Further

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