Mobile Robotic Car Design
McGraw Hill Professional, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 278 pages
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 -- Build an impressive robot vehicle that can regulate its own speed and direction, for a cost of about $1000. Give your robot car the ability to sense and respond to the environment Experiment with automatic cruise control that alters speed to meet conditions Learn what it takes to build a security robot that can patrol actively or passively Grasp the theory and principles behind robot design and operation Learn what makes servos, sensors, motors, and controls work Examine the source code for the PIC microcontroller and the DSP (digital signal processor) Find free code for the car's printed circuit board at the companion website Get a complete parts list and list of parts suppliers