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Mobile Robots: Inspiration to Implementation, Second Edition Paperback – Nov 15 1998
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Top Customer Reviews
It is a general introduction to all of the basics of robotics, (with an emphasis on the Rug Warrior), from the fundamentals of hardware and how it works, to the foundations of programming. I found it invaluable in learning how the pieces of the Rug Warrior work, how they are put together and how they interact. There are also several example programs that can be entered to demonstrate the actions of all of the programmable parts.
With this book to get us started, we are having a great deal of fun in programming the Rug Warrior and the other faculty members are starting to wonder what purpose soccer cones could possibly be serving in the halls of the fifth floor of Warde Hall.
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....Read more ›
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.
Most recent customer reviews
The *first* edition is an excellent text ; a bible, right up there with Horowitz & Hill's "Art of Electronics". Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2004
... don't buy this book. Read below, the true author is being injured and stolen with this false second edition. I don't have any relation with the author (Dr. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2004 by Leandro Musso
I am Dr. Anita Flynn, an author of Mobile Robots. There has been a long-running dispute between the publisher and me that anyone considering the book should know about. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2004 by Anita Flynn
When researching books on robotics, I found a hearty recommendation for this book but also noted some controversy about the accuracy and authorship of the second edition. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2003 by Joseph Zapert
If you're thinking about building robots for fun and pleasure (the autonomous kind, not the battling kind) then this is the first book you should buy. Read morePublished on April 25 2003 by C. McManis
This was my first robotics book and it gives a very clear, thorough, and easy to understand overview of mobile robotics. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2001
This was my first robotics book and it gives a very clear, thorough, and easy to understand overview of mobile robotics. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2001 by Michael E. Ferguson
This is probably one of the best books about Robotics that I ever read...This book's a must have on your bookshelf...Trust me you won't regret buying this one...Published on Sept. 3 2001 by Marco
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