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Practical and Experimental Robotics

1st Edition

By Ferat Sahin, Pushkin Kachroo

CRC Press

464 pages | 514 B/W Illus.

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Taking a completely hands-on approach, using cheap and easily available robotics kits, Practical and Experimental Robotics provides a detailed exploration of the construction, theory, and experiments for different types of robots. With topics ranging from basic stamp microcontrollers to biped and propeller based robots, the text contains laboratory experiments, examples with solutions, and case studies.

The authors begin with a review of the essential elements of electronics and mechanics. They describe the basic mechanical construction and electrical control of the robot, then give at least one example of how to operate the robot using microcontrollers or software. The book includes a reference chapter on Basic Stamp Microcontollers with example code pieces and a chapter completely devoted to PC interfacing. Each chapter begins with the fundamentals, then moves on to advanced topics, thus building a foundation for learning from the ground up.

Building a bridge between technicians who have hands-on experience and engineers with a deeper insight into the workings, the book covers a range of machines, from arm, wheel, and leg robots to flying robots and robotic submarines and boats. Unlike most books in this field, this one offers a complete set of topics from electronics, mechanics, and computer interface and programming, making it an independent source for knowledge and understanding of robotics.

Table of Contents

FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICS

Fundamentals of Electronics

Practical Electronic Circuits

Fundamentals of Machines and Mechanisms

Mechanisms

BASIC STAMP MICROCONTROLLER

Different Versions of BASIC Stamp

Development Boards for BS2e

BASIC Stamp Editor

PBASIC Programming Fundamentals

PC INTERFACING

Parallel Port Interfacing

Serial Port Interfacing

USB Interfacing

ROBOTIC ARM

Construction and Mechanics

Electrical Control

Parallel Port Interface Circuit Using Relays

USB Interface Using Relays

Parallel Port Interface Circuit Using Transistors

ROBOTIC ARM CONTROL

Programmed Tasks

Automatic Control Using a Camera

Robotic Kinematics

Dynamics and Control

Some Experiments

Control of a Six-Degrees-of-Freedom Arm Robot

Examples and MATLAB Programs

DIFFERENTIAL DRIVE ROBOT

Construction and Mechanics

Robot Speed Control

Robot Kinematics

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ROBOT

Construction and Mechanics

Electrical Control

HEXAPOD ROBOT

Construction and Mechanics

Electrical Control

BIPED ROBOTS

Bigfoot: The Walker

The Lynxmotion Biped

The Robosapien Biped

PROPELLER BASED ROBOTS

Wings

Propellers

Robotic Planes

Robotic Helicopter

Robotic Boats

Robotic Submarines

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI041000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General