- Paperback: 575 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill (October 2, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071408509
- ISBN-13: 978-0071408509
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #710,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Building Robot Drive Trains (Tab Robotics)
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Addressing all aspects of robot locomotion including wheel selection, motors, power transmission, braking, and control systems, detailed sections of this title cover both theoretical and practical elements. A good source for general-purpose robotics designing, the text outlines the advantages and disadvantages of various options. It is also one of the few resources that discuss the problem of designing a robot for outdoor environments and different terrains.
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This essential title in McGraw-Hill’s ROBOT DNA SERIES is just what robotics hobbyists need to build an effective drive train using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts. Leaving heavy-duty “tech speak” behind, the authors focus on the actual concepts and applications necessary to build – and understand -- these critical force-conveying systems.
If you’re hooked on amateur robotics and want a clear, straight-forward guide to the nuts-and-bolts of drive trains, this is the way to go.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BUILD YOUR OWN ROBOT DRIVE TRAIN:
* The Basics of Robot Locomotion
* Motor Types: An Overview
* Using DC Motors
* Using RC Servo Motors
* Using Stepper Motors
* Motor Mounting
* Motor Control
* Electronics Interfacing
* Wheels and Treads
* Locomotion for Multipods
* Glossary of Terms/Tables, Formulas
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The author covers DC motors, stepper motors, and servo motors. He specifically covers how to use these motors to move the robot around, but he also refers to using these types of motors in other robot applications, e.g., using a servo and IR sensor to scan for obstacles in the robot's path. He also covers tracks vs wheels vs legs. He talks about programming robot motion using a variety of controllers and programming languages.
Of particular interest is his discussion of torque vs wheel diameter, power needs vs weight, mounting motors and gears, power sources and batteries, and how it all fits together.
I recommend this book to "robot rookies" to learn about robots, but also to experienced roboticists who will return to it often as a reference.
Tongue in cheek writing style for most of book.
I'm going to keep looking for more complete, up to date book. Just not worth the price, given its age. Should be under $10 to interest folks. (Actually, the more I think about it - suggest you spend your money on something more up to date.)
Nice work on the book!
This book will be a great reference even for someone who already has some knowledge of motors.