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Description - Robots, Androids and Animatrons by John Iovine

'Bound to stir the imagination and inspire plans' - Poptronics, on John Iovine's PIC Microcontroller Project Book. More sensors, more smarts, more moves, more power, more control, more projects, lower costs, amateur robotics comes into its own! "Robots, Androids, and Animatrons Second Edition". The time has come for you to bring a robot to life! With the plummeting costs of microcontrollers, quantum improvements and price reductions in other technologies, and the availability of a slew of exciting components in the electronics marketplace, there's never been a better time to explore the world of the nearly human.With the complete directions supplied by popular electronics author John Iovine in this revised "Robots, Androids, and Animatrons", you can: build your first walking, talking, sensing, thinking robot; create 12 working robotic projects, using the fully illustrated instructions provided; get the best available introduction to robotics, motion control, sensors, and neural intelligence; put together basic modules to build sophisticated 'bots of your own design; construct a robotic arm that responds to your spoken commands; build a realistic, functional robotic hand; apply sensors to detect bumps, walls, inclines, and roads; give your robot expertise and neural intelligence; and do all of this without programming or assembly language skills. Perfect for first-time robot builders, and for more advanced hobbyists who want to add to their skills. If you have basic electronics abilities, "Robots, Androids, and Animatrons" gives you everything you need to create 12 exciting robotic projects using off-the-shelf products and workshop-built devices - including a complete parts list. Also ideal for anyone interested in electronic and motion control, this book - already a cult classic - gives you the building blocks you need to go practically anywhere in robotics. You'll find hours of amusement here - and perhaps the germ of your new best friend!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071376839
ISBN-10: 0071376836
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 175mm x 24mm)
Pages: 270
Imprint: TAB Books Inc
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Iovine

John Iovine is the author of several popular TAB titles that explore the frontiers of scientific research. He has written Homemade Holograms: The Complete Guide to Inexpensive, Do-It-Yourself Holography; Kirlian Photography: A Hands-On Guide; Fantastic Electronics: Build Your Own Negative-Ion Generator and Other Projects; and A Step into Virtual Reality. He is also the "Amazing Science" columnist for Poptronics magazine.

Books By John Iovine

PIC Projects for Non-programmers by John Iovine
Paperback, October 2011
PIC Microcontroller Project Book by John Iovine
Paperback, March 2004
PIC-Robotics by John Iovine
Paperback, January 2004