Mobile Robotic Car Design

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 278 pages
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BUILD A CAR ROBOT,SAVE THOU$AND$ (and master some of the most sophisticated concepts in robotics) This thoughtful guide gives you complete, illustrated plans and instructions for building a 1:10-scale car robot that would cost thousands of dollars if bought off the shelf. But beyond hours of entertainment and satisfaction spent creating and operating an impressive and fun project, Mobile Robotic Car Design provides serious insight into the science and art of robotics. Written by robotics experts, this book gives you a solid background in electrical and mechanical theory, and the design savvy to conceptualize, enlarge, and build robotics projects of your own. A WORKING CAR ROBOT—AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT MAKES IT WORK In these pages, robot designers Pushkin Kachroo and Patricia Mellodge will help you -- bull; bull;Build an impressive robot vehicle that can regulate its own speed and direction, for a cost of about $1000. bull;Give your robot car the ability to sense and respond to the environment bull;Experiment with automatic cruise control that alters speed to meet conditions bull;Learn what it takes to build a security robot that can patrol actively or passively bull;Grasp the theory and principles behind robot design and operation bull;Learn what makes servos, sensors, motors, and controls work bull;Examine the source code for the PIC microcontroller and the DSP (digital signal processor) bull;Find free code for the car's printed circuit board at the companion website bull;Get a complete parts list and list of parts suppliers

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Contents

Introduction
1
Sensors
14
Construction
27
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Pushkin Kachroo, Ph.D., P.E., is a noted robotics theorist and developer. The author of three books and more than 75 papers published in technical journals and conferences, he is an Associate Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia. He earned his doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley; his master's degree at Rice University; and his bachelor’s degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He obtained his Professional Engineering license from the state of Ohio in 1995.

Patricia Mellodge specializes in mobile robot control. An electrical engineering graduate of the University of Rhode Island, she designed analog control circuits for Optigain, Inc., before joining the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. In 2002, she received her master's degree and is currently pursuing her Ph.D.

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