Popular Mechanics Robots

Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Publisher: Hearst Books
ISBN: 9781618371683
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Robots and AI have long intrigued humans—and the fascination continues in this fantastic collection of allPopular Mechanics' robotic coverage from 2010 to the present. Exploring machines that can recognize our faces, diagnose illnesses, drive our cars, and go into space, author David H. Wilson shows how robots aren't out to destroy humanity . . . but part of a wonderful new world.

Here Come The Robots

Author: Stan Schatt
Publisher: PublishDrive
Format: PDF
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Artificial intelligence is changing our world. Robots are already starting to take jobs away from humans. The robotic arms on Detroit assembly lines and the sex robots in Japanese brothels are just a glimpse of the future. Learn how robots will threaten the very foundation of the American economy and how robotic soldiers and robotic eldercare workers will become common. How will these robots change American society and culture? Will the future include robot judges, robot voters, robot mistresses, and even families that include robot spouses and robot children? What will the future of humanity be in a world where robots surpass human intelligence?

Robot Universe

Author: Ana Matronic
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454918219
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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They serve, fight, seduce, and go rogue these 100 epic robots and androids have captured our collective imagination. Pop singer Ana Matronic looks at the most legendary examples; their creators, purpose, and design; and why their existence shakes or comforts us. Gathered from across popular culture, they range from Maria in Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" to the sentinels of "The Matrix.""

Ingenious Patents

Author: Ben Ikenson
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316438480
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For the curious and the creators, Ingenious Patents tells the fascinating history of the inventors and their creations that have changed our world. Discover some of the most innovative of the 6.5 million patents that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted since Thomas Jefferson issued the first one in 1790. Revised and reformatted from the original 2004 edition, Ingenious Patents presents each device along with background about the inventor, interesting sidebars and history, and an excerpt from the original patent application. Author Jay Bennet has also written 15 new entries, everything from iPhones to 3G wireless to CRISPR gene editing. Liberally sprinkled throughout are patent diagrams created by the inventors annotated to show exactly how each item works. Entries include creative commercial successes in fields as diverse as medicine, aeronautics, computing, agriculture, and consumer goods. Readers are certain to find a topic of interest here, whether it is the history behind the patent for a Pez dispenser, cathode ray tube, kitty litter, DNA fingerprinting, or the design of a Fender Stratocaster guitar.

Making Simple Robots

Author: Kathy Ceceri
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1457183595
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot. Written in language that non-engineers can understand, Making Simple Robots helps beginners move beyond basic craft skills and materials to the latest products and tools being used by artists and inventors. Find out how to animate folded paper origami, design a versatile robot wheel-leg for 3D printing, or program a rag doll to blink its cyborg eye. Each project includes step-by-step directions as well as clear diagrams and photographs. And every chapter offers suggestions for modifying and expanding the projects, so that you can return to the projects again and again as your skill set grows.

Biomimetic Robotics

Author: Ranjan Vepa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521895944
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is for a first course in robotics, especially in unmanned aerial or underwater vehicles.

Robotics and Automation Handbook

Author: Thomas R. Kurfess
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420039733
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As the capability and utility of robots has increased dramatically with new technology, robotic systems can perform tasks that are physically dangerous for humans, repetitive in nature, or require increased accuracy, precision, and sterile conditions to radically minimize human error. The Robotics and Automation Handbook addresses the major aspects of designing, fabricating, and enabling robotic systems and their various applications. It presents kinetic and dynamic methods for analyzing robotic systems, considering factors such as force and torque. From these analyses, the book develops several controls approaches, including servo actuation, hybrid control, and trajectory planning. Design aspects include determining specifications for a robot, determining its configuration, and utilizing sensors and actuators. The featured applications focus on how the specific difficulties are overcome in the development of the robotic system. With the ability to increase human safety and precision in applications ranging from handling hazardous materials and exploring extreme environments to manufacturing and medicine, the uses for robots are growing steadily. The Robotics and Automation Handbook provides a solid foundation for engineers and scientists interested in designing, fabricating, or utilizing robotic systems.

The Beautiful Creatures Collection

Author: Kami Garcia
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316201025
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There were no surprises in Gatlin County. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. Mysterious, suspenseful, and romantic, Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, and Beautiful Chaos introduce a secret world hidden in plain sight. A world where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen. Sometimes life-ending. This stunning set makes the perfect gift for fans of this bestselling Southern gothic romance.


Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345804384
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A sequel to the best-selling Robopocalypse is told through a series of narratives that finds new and former characters fighting to rebuild a war-stricken world under threat of the surviving Archos machine code. 100,000 first printing.

DK Eyewitness Books Robot

Author: Roger Bridgman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756667968
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Take a detailed look at the fascinating world of robots - from the earliest single-task machines to the advanced intelligence of robots with feelings. Young readers will be amazed to learn all that robots can do: perform delicate surgical operations, clean city sewers, work as museum tour guides, or even battle each other in combat. Find out how humans have created these mechanical minds and bodies. Discover the amazing world of machines, from robots that play chess to systems that think.