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Robot Building for Teens [Paperback]

Behnam Salemi

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Book Description

March 26 2014 1133948650 978-1133948650 1
Have you ever thought about building your own robot? ROBOT BUILDING FOR TEENS will teach you how to get started in this fascinating hobby. Covering the fundamentals of robot creation, this book will teach you how to design your robot, how to create a prototype, where to buy parts, and how to program your finished robot to perform tasks. ROBOT BUILDING FOR TEENS focuses on the hardware and software involved in creating robots that can sense their environment, make decisions, and perform actions. You will start simply and be led, step-by-step, through the projects in the book. Along the way, you'll learn about advanced robotic systems that use the same principles you're learning in the projects, and you'll also learn what's happening today in the field of robotics, and what the future holds. ROBOT BUILDING FOR TEENS is a fun, easy-to-understand, hands-on guide that will have you building your own robots in no time.

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1. The Runaway Robot. 2. Built-in Intelligence. 3. Digital Brain. 4. Actuators. 5. Sensors. 6. Who Else is Using Digital Brains? 7. Your Turn to Design a Project. 8. New Directions in Robotics. 9. What the Future Holds.

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Behnam Salemi is a computer scientist and roboticist. He received his Ph.D. in computer science and robotics from the University of Southern California in 2004. He has worked on many cutting-edge robotic research projects funded by organizations such as NASA and DARPA. He was a member of the award-winning USC Information Sciences Institute robotics team, the Dream Team, which earned the gold medal at RoboCup, an international robotic soccer competition, in Nagoya, Japan, in 1997. He also led the USC/ISI robotics team, Morpheus, to the first-place award at the International Planetary Robotic Contingency Challenge competition in Pasadena, California, in 2008. Behnam enjoys building robots, and his research interests include distributed robotics, artificial intelligence, and multi-agent systems.

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