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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (April 8 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133948650
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133948650
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 19 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #744,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

About the Author

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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HASH(0x9b01a5dc) out of 5 stars Lots of illustrations Dec 22 2015
By Karol Love - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book for my grandson. It arrived very promptly. It gives lots of illustrations regarding how to implement the build of a robot. There is also an appendix that provides all the items required and recommendations of where to find them. However, as part of my second gift to my grandson, I went out and picked up all the items needed for Chapter 1 the bug robot. I found out that the pager motor regard to help make the robot move is no longer available. So, hopefully I was able to find another part at Radio Shack that will suffice. I think it is a good book for the future engineers. However, they will need to be able to figure out how to adjust some of the parts mentioned in the book for something else in order for it to work.
HASH(0x9b01a828) out of 5 stars great book for beginners July 13 2016
By cj - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great and easy to follow book for a teenager. My daughter has always had an interest in robotics and with battlebot season here, that interest always peaks. Of course the book does not go into battle bot level robots. The robots are more basic, the first one being pretty simple one that moves with vibration, the last one you actually start to learn how to program a robot. Of course this book would not be any good if your child had no interest in robotics. It takes time and effort to build robots and sometimes trial and error. The book has very good instructions though and pictures through out. It also has an appendix in the back where you can buy the materials needed to make the robots if you can not find them locally. This is a very good introduction book which my daughter loves. I would recommend it. We saw it in barnes and noble for over 10.00 more than what they had it on in amazon and I ordered it right from barnes and noble and save 10.00.
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HASH(0x9b01a7ec) out of 5 stars Five Stars Feb. 8 2016
By Lenora Norris - Published on Amazon.com
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My grandson love it! He can't stop talking about this book.
HASH(0x9b01aae0) out of 5 stars Four Stars June 18 2016
By K W F - Published on Amazon.com
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My kid finds this book fascinating.
HASH(0x9b01ab40) out of 5 stars Five Stars May 1 2016
By cf-Iowa - Published on Amazon.com
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My grandson likes this present.


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