Practical and Experimental Robotics – Ferat Sahin, Pushkin Kachroo – 1st Edition

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Adopting a completely practical approach; using cheap and easily available robotics kits; practical and experimental robotics provides a specific exploration of the ; theory and experiments for different types of robots. With topics ranging from basic seal microcontrollers to robots bipeds and propeller experiments; the text contains laboratory experiments; examples with and case studies.
The authors begin with a review of the essential elements of and mechanics. Describe the basic mechanical construction and electrical control of the ; then give at least one example of how to operate the using microcontrollers or software. The book includes a reference chapter on basic stamp Microcontollers with sample code pieces and a chapter completely dedicated to the PC interface. Each chapter begins with the basics; then moves on to advanced topics; thus a basis for from scratch.

Building a bridge between technicians who have practical experience and with a deeper insight into the operation; the book covers a range of machines; from arm; wheel and leg robots to flying and underwater robots and robotic ships. “Unlike most books in this field; it offers a complete set of ; mechanical and computer interface and programming topics; which makes it an independent source for the 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
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