Brough's Books - Robotics


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Applied Robotics
by Edwin Wise
(Paperback -- September )

Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (2nd Edition)
by Mikell P. Groover
(Hardcover -- June 9, )

Build Your Own Combat Robot
by Pete Miles, Tom Carroll
Paperback: 416 pages
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; ISBN: 0072194642; (February 15, )

Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms : The Ultimate Tool for Mindstorms Maniacs
by Mario Ferrari, et al
Listed under Lego Mindstorms

Build A Remote-Controlled Robot
by David R. Shircliff
(Paperback -- March 25, )

Build Your Own Robot Kit
by Myke Predko, Ben Wirz (Toy -- May 1, )

Build Your Own Robot!
by Karl Lunt
(Paperback -- March )

Animatronics: A Guide to Animated Holiday Displays
by Edwin Wise
Author Edwin Wise has written the perfect book to help you liven up the holidays! This hands-on and project-oriented book on animated holiday displays covers simple, classic projects and advanced motion animation used in professional mechatronic systems. Along the way, it includes tips and tricks for sculpting and decorating all your self-operated mechanisms. 

While other books on the market describe only static displays, none provide the advanced hobbyist with the tools needed to create a complex animated display. Animatronics: A Guide to Animated Holiday Displays is targeted at the intermediate and advanced builder and covers four broad categories: Electrical animations Pneumatic animations Servo animations Control systems 

Also covered are "background" projects that include stationary systems such as Fog Chillers and how to make water glow under black light. Animatronics guides you through projects to build and control AC motors and pneumatic systems inside your animated props. It also includes some overlap with Wise's previous book, Applied Robotics, dealing with the sensor and MCU control projects. The Publisher.
Paperback: 304 pages
Delmar Learning; ISBN: 0790612194; 1st edition (August )

Robot Building for Beginners
by David Cook
Book Description:

Learning robotics by yourself isn't easy, but it helps when the encouragement comes from an expert who's spent years in the field. Not only does Author David Cook assist you in understanding the component parts of robot development, but he also presents valuable techniques that prepare you to achieve new discoveries on your own. 

Cook begins with the anatomy of a homemade robot and gives you the best advice on how to proceed successfully. General sources for tools and parts are provided in a consolidated list, and specific parts are recommended throughout the book. Also, basic safety precautions and essential measuring and numbering systems are promoted throughout. 

Specific tools and parts covered include digital multimeters, motors, wheels, resistors, LEDs, photoresistors, transistors, chips, gears, nut drivers, batteries, and more. Robot Building for Beginners is an inspiring book that provides an essential base of practical knowledge for anyone getting started in amateur robotics. 
(Paperback -- January 18, )

Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems
by Gene F. Franklin, et al
(Hardcover -- January 15, )

Robot Builder's Bonanza
by Gordon McComb
Includes fully illustrated plans for 11 complete Robots, and detailed information on Robotix-based Robots, Lego Technic-based Robots, Functionoids with Lego Mindstorms, and Location and Motorized Systems with Servo Motors.
Paperback: 720 pages
Tab Books; ISBN: 0071362967; 2nd edition (September 21, )

Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us
by Rodney Allen Brooks
(Hardcover -- February 12, )

PIC Robotics: A Beginner's Guide to Robotics Projects Using the PIC Micro
by John Iovine
Book Description: Here's everything the robotics hobbyist needs to harness the power of the PICMicro MCU! 

In this heavily-illustrated resource, author John Iovine provides plans and complete parts lists for 11 easy-to-build robots each with a PICMicro "brain. The expertly written coverage of the PIC Basic Computer makes programming a snap -- and lots of fun. 
Paperback from McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics

Jin Sato's Lego Mindstorms: The Master's Technique
by Jin Sato, Arnie Rusoff (Translator)
Listed under Lego Mindstorms

Robots, Androids and Animatrons, Second Edition : 12 Incredible Projects You Can Build
by John Iovine
(Paperback -- October 29, )

Modern Control Theory (3rd Edition)
by William L. Brogan
(Hardcover -- October 1, 1990)

Karel + + : A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming
by Joseph Bergin, et al
(Paperback -- October 2, )

Combat Robots Complete : Everything You Need to Build, Compete, and Win
by Chris Hannold
(Paperback -- August 30, )

Robot Builder's Sourcebook
by Gordon McComb
(Paperback -- August 15, )

Robot Teams: From Diversity to Polymorphism
by Tucker Balch, Lynne E. Parker
Book Description: The volume provides not only the essentials of multi-agent robotics theory but also descriptions of exemplary implemented systems demonstrating the key concepts of multi-robot research. Information is presented in a descriptive manner and augmented with detailed mathematical formulations, photos, diagrams, and source examples.
Hardcover from A K Peters Ltd


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