- Hardcover: 349 pages
- Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press (July 15, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568810113
- ISBN-13: 978-1568810119
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,842,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mobile Robots: Inspiration to Implementation, Second Edition
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What I found real interesting was how the most critical elements of mobile robotics were introduced step by step, and how details and embellishments were added slowly. These included sensor requirements, motor drives, power systems, and how to program the system.
This book is a must for all enthusiasts of robotics, especially those who are in the business of applying these advanced technologies in every day life. My interest was in large scale factory automation.
Dev Pillai, Intel Corporatio
Instructions on how to interface and program a Motorola 68hc11 microcontroller are provided, as well as infrared sensors, sonar ranging modules, optical motor encoders, and other sensors.
GET THIS BOOK!
up...and thumbed through it I was not won over by it. Months later I
decided what the heck and got it off Amazon. I have a good deal of
computer experience but at the time had no robotics experience. This
book incredibly broadened my thinking. It basically covers everything
from brains to brawns, citing examples quite often. I did not read
the 1'st edition of this book, but I emplore you to read this. If you
do not trust my opinion go down to a book store and read at least for
10 mins through the chapters. I think you will find that if you are a
novice roboticist that this book will get you quickly off in the
right direction to building your own bots. I also encourage you to
build their "Tute-Bot" a tutorial hardware bot that can be
put together for just a couple bucks. It will teach you an invaluable
lesson on why robots greatly rely on microprocessors. I sat
captivated by this book for upwards of 4-8 hour reading spells and I
did not lose interest which says alot considering their is much that
is still highly technical in this book and could, if not written well
become boring or too specific for a begginers/intermediate robotics
book. Prepare to see implementations/explanations on all sorts of
sensors (sonar, pyroelectric, photoelectric, Infrared, etc. etc.) the
"how-to's" on experimental circuit board design, creating
mobile bases/chasis, and a slew of other helpful design
The only downside although minor was that this book
made possibly to much reference to the rug-warrior brawn and
brains.... I would not reccomend for any novice to buy the rug
warrior nor the brains for it. At roughly $600 it is too high of an
investment for the newbie. Do however learn from [the] Rug-Warrior
design as I did, and use their ideas to implement your own
rug-warrior robot. A much better buy is the "Handy Board"
which is also ... a good high quality Robotic
Brain for Begginners/Intermediate roboticists. Also get the
"expansion board" with the handyboard, and rack up the
servo connectivity...The Rug-Warrior(tm) is still an awesome robot
and much can be learned from it, and reading about I found to be
still fascinating even though the price was not in my range. To
conclude, I would not pass up this book if you are new to robotics,
it is a MUST Have! ;-)
Ps. just so you know I am not affiliated
with acroname nor with the publisher, I just honestly reccomend this
VipErReD -MaD RoBoTiCiSt
I found this book far too general to be useful. However, I will admit that it offers enough background to get you familiar with the words. This book needs a little more modernization (newer parts/processors/languages) to make it useful today.
Worth reading (you can skip entire chapters of basic stuff at a time), especially if you know somebody who will loan you their copy. My recommendation though: buy it used and save the money, as it is not worth full price.