Beginning Robotics with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Beginning Robotics with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Getting started in robotics does not have to be difficult. This book is an insightful and rewarding introduction to robotics and a catalyst for further directed study.

Author: Jeff Cicolani

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484234624

Category: Computers

Page: 363

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Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi in conjunction with an Arduino to build a basic robot with advanced capabilities. Getting started in robotics does not have to be difficult. This book is an insightful and rewarding introduction to robotics and a catalyst for further directed study. You'll be led step by step through the process of building a robot that uses the power of a Linux based computer paired with the simplicity of Arduino. You’ll learn why the Raspberry Pi is a great choice for a robotics platform; its strengths as well as its shortcomings; how to overcome these limitations by implementing an Arduino; and the basics of the Python programming language as well as some of the more powerful features. With the Raspberry Pi you can give your project the power of a Linux computer, while Arduino makes interacting with sensors and motors very easy. These two boards are complimentary in their functions; where one falters the other performs admirably. The book also includes references to other great works to help further your growth in the exciting, and now accessible, field of smart robotics. As a bonus, the final chapter of the book demonstrates the real power of the Raspberry Pi by implementing a basic vision system. Using OpenCV and a standard USB web cam, you will build a robot that can chase a ball. What You'll Learn Install Raspbian, the operating system that drives the Raspberry Pi Drive motors through an I2C motor controller Read data through sensors attached to an Arduino Who This Book Is For Hobbyists and students looking for a rapid start in robotics. It assumes no technical background. Readers are guided to pursue the areas that interest them in more detail as they learn.
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Raspberry Pi Robotic Blueprints

Raspberry Pi Robotic Blueprints

Chapter 4: Building a Robot That Can Play Laser Tag 83 Building and controlling a basic wheeled vehicle 84 Using the ... with Arduino code 140 Seeing the puck using OpenCV 145 Installing a USB camera on Raspberry Pi 145 Downloading and ...

Author: Richard Grimmett

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784390747

Category: Computers

Page: 198

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Utilize the powerful ingredients of Raspberry Pi to bring to life your amazing robots that can act, draw, and have fun with laser tags About This Book Learn to implement a number of features offered by Raspberry Pi to build your own amazing robots Understand how to add vision and voice to your robots. This fast-paced practical guide comprises a number of creative projects to take your Raspberry Pi knowledge to the next level Who This Book Is For This all-encompassing guide was created for anyone who is interested in expanding their knowledge in applying the peripherals of Raspberry Pi. If you have a fancy for building complex-looking robots with simple, inexpensive, and readily available hardware, then this book is ideal for you. Prior understanding of Raspberry Pi with simple mechanical systems is recommended. What You Will Learn Add sensors to your robot so that it can sense the world around it Know everything there is to know about accessing motors and servos to provide movement to the robotic platform Explore the feature of adding vision to your robot so it can “see” the world around it Refine your robot with the skill of speech recognition so that it can receive commands Polish your robot by adding speech output so it can communicate with the world around it Maximize the use of servos in Raspberry Pi to create a drawing robot Strengthen your robot by adding wireless communication skills so you can see what the robot is seeing and control it from a distance Build an unbelievable autonomous hexcopter controlled by Raspberry Pi In Detail The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools. The Raspberry Pi is known as a tiny computer built on a single circuit board. It runs a Linux operating system, and has connection ports for various peripherals so that it can be hooked up to sensors, motors, cameras, and more. Raspberry Pi has been hugely popular among hardware hobbyists for various projects, including robotics. This book gives you an insight into implementing several creative projects using the peripherals provided by Raspberry Pi. To start, we'll walk through the basic robotics concepts that the world of Raspberry Pi offers us, implementing wireless communication to control your robot from a distance. Next, we demonstrate how to build a sensible and a visionary robot, maximizing the use of sensors and step controllers. After that, we focus on building a wheeled robot that can draw and play hockey. To finish with a bang, we'll build an autonomous hexcopter, that is, a flying robot controlled by Raspberry Pi. By the end of this book, you will be a maestro in applying an array of different technologies to create almost any imaginable robot. Style and approach This book is an easy-to-follow, project-based guide that throws you directly into the action of creating almost any imaginable robot through blueprints. It is full of step by step instructions and screenshots to help you build amazing robots in no time at all.
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Raspberry Pi Image Processing Programming

Raspberry Pi Image Processing Programming

Lentin Joseph is an author, entrepreneur, electronics engineer, robotics enthusiast, machine vision expert, embedded programmer, ... He was also a speaker at PyCon2013, India, on the topic of learning about robotics using Python.

Author: Ashwin Pajankar

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484227312

Category: Computers

Page: 126

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Write your own Digital Image Processing programs with the use of pillow, scipy.ndimage, and matplotlib in Python 3 with Raspberry Pi 3 as the hardware platform. This concise quick-start guide provides working code examples and exercises. Learn how to interface Raspberry Pi with various image sensors. What You'll Learn Understand Raspberry Pi concepts and setup Understand digital image processing concepts Study pillow, the friendly PIL fork Explore scipy.ndimage and matplotlib Master use of the Pi camera and webcam Who This Book Is For Raspberry Pi and IoT enthusiasts, digital image processing enthusiasts, Python and Open Source enthusiasts and professionals
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Raspberry Pi Supercomputing and Scientific Programming

Raspberry Pi Supercomputing and Scientific Programming

Lentin Joseph is an author, entrepreneur, electronics engineer, robotics enthusiast, machine vision expert, embedded programmer, ... He was also a speaker at PyCon2013, India, on the topic of learning robotics using Python.

Author: Ashwin Pajankar

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484228784

Category: Computers

Page: 171

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Build an inexpensive cluster of multiple Raspberry Pi computers and install all the required libraries to write parallel and scientific programs in Python 3. This book covers setting up your Raspberry Pis, installing the necessary software, and making a cluster of multiple Pis. Once the cluster is built, its power has to be exploited by means of programs to run on it. So, Raspberry Pi Supercomputing and Scientific Programming teaches you to code the cluster with the MPI4PY library of Python 3. Along the way, you will learn the concepts of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) standards and will explore the fundamentals of parallel programming on your inexpensive cluster. This will make this book a great starting point for supercomputing enthusiasts who want to get started with parallel programming. The book finishes with details of symbolic mathematics and scientific and numerical programming in Python, using SymPi, SciPy, NumPy, and Matplotlib. You’ll see how to process signals and images, carry out calculations using linear algebra, and visualize your results, all using Python code. With the power of a Raspberry Pi supercomputer at your fingertips, data-intensive scientific programming becomes a reality at home. What You Will Learn Discover the essentials of supercomputing Build a low-cost cluster of Raspberry Pis at home Harness the power of parallel programming and the Message Passing Interface (MPI) Use your Raspberry Pi for symbolic, numerical, and scientific programming Who This Book Is For Python 3 developers who seek the knowledge of parallel programming, Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, researchers, and the scientific Python community.
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Learn Robotics Programming

Learn Robotics Programming

Build and control AI-enabled autonomous robots using the Raspberry Pi and Python Danny Staple ... for further skills – 3D printing, soldering, PCB, and CNC • Finding more information on computer vision • Extending to machine learning ...

Author: Danny Staple

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781839217869

Category: Computers

Page: 602

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Develop an extendable smart robot capable of performing a complex series of actions with Python and Raspberry Pi Key Features Get up to speed with the fundamentals of robotic programming and build intelligent robots Learn how to program a voice agent to control and interact with your robot's behavior Enable your robot to see its environment and avoid barriers using sensors Book Description We live in an age where the most complex or repetitive tasks are automated. Smart robots have the potential to revolutionize how we perform all kinds of tasks with high accuracy and efficiency. With this second edition of Learn Robotics Programming, you'll see how a combination of the Raspberry Pi and Python can be a great starting point for robot programming. The book starts by introducing you to the basic structure of a robot and shows you how to design, build, and program it. As you make your way through the book, you'll add different outputs and sensors, learn robot building skills, and write code to add autonomous behavior using sensors and a camera. You'll also be able to upgrade your robot with Wi-Fi connectivity to control it using a smartphone. Finally, you'll understand how you can apply the skills that you've learned to visualize, lay out, build, and code your future robot building projects. By the end of this book, you'll have built an interesting robot that can perform basic artificial intelligence operations and be well versed in programming robots and creating complex robotics projects using what you've learned. What you will learn Leverage the features of the Raspberry Pi OS Discover how to configure a Raspberry Pi to build an AI-enabled robot Interface motors and sensors with a Raspberry Pi Code your robot to develop engaging and intelligent robot behavior Explore AI behavior such as speech recognition and visual processing Find out how you can control AI robots with a mobile phone over Wi-Fi Understand how to choose the right parts and assemble your robot Who this book is for This second edition of Learn Robotics Programming is for programmers, developers, and robotics enthusiasts who want to develop a fully functional robot and leverage AI to build interactive robots. Basic knowledge of the Python programming language will help you understand the concepts covered in this robot programming book more effectively.
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ROS Robotics Projects

ROS Robotics Projects

This book is packed with over 14 ROS robotics projects that can be prototyped without requiring a lot of hardware. The book starts with an introduction of ROS and its installation procedure.

Author: Lentin Joseph

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783554720

Category: Computers

Page: 452

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Build a variety of awesome robots that can see, sense, move, and do a lot more using the powerful Robot Operating System About This Book Create and program cool robotic projects using powerful ROS libraries Work through concrete examples that will help you build your own robotic systems of varying complexity levels This book provides relevant and fun-filled examples so you can make your own robots that can run and work Who This Book Is For This book is for robotic enthusiasts and researchers who would like to build robot applications using ROS. If you are looking to explore advanced ROS features in your projects, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and programming concepts is assumed. What You Will Learn Create your own self-driving car using ROS Build an intelligent robotic application using deep learning and ROS Master 3D object recognition Control a robot using virtual reality and ROS Build your own AI chatter-bot using ROS Get to know all about the autonomous navigation of robots using ROS Understand face detection and tracking using ROS Get to grips with teleoperating robots using hand gestures Build ROS-based applications using Matlab and Android Build interactive applications using TurtleBot In Detail Robot Operating System is one of the most widely used software frameworks for robotic research and for companies to model, simulate, and prototype robots. Applying your knowledge of ROS to actual robotics is much more difficult than people realize, but this title will give you what you need to create your own robotics in no time! This book is packed with over 14 ROS robotics projects that can be prototyped without requiring a lot of hardware. The book starts with an introduction of ROS and its installation procedure. After discussing the basics, you'll be taken through great projects, such as building a self-driving car, an autonomous mobile robot, and image recognition using deep learning and ROS. You can find ROS robotics applications for beginner, intermediate, and expert levels inside! This book will be the perfect companion for a robotics enthusiast who really wants to do something big in the field. Style and approach This book is packed with fun-filled, end-to-end projects on mobile, armed, and flying robots, and describes the ROS implementation and execution of these models.
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Python Programming with Raspberry Pi

Python Programming with Raspberry Pi

Become a master of Python programming using the small yet powerful Raspberry Pi Zero About This Book This is the first book on the market that teaches Python programming with Raspberry Pi Zero Develop exciting applications such as a mobile ...

Author: Sai Yamanoor

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786469151

Category: Computers

Page: 312

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Become a master of Python programming using the small yet powerful Raspberry Pi Zero About This Book This is the first book on the market that teaches Python programming with Raspberry Pi Zero Develop exciting applications such as a mobile robot and home automation controller using Python This step-by-step guide helps you make the most out of Raspberry Pi Zero using Python programming Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at hobbyists and programmers who want to learn Python programming and develop applications using the Pi Zero. They should have basic familiarity with electronics. What You Will Learn Configure Raspberry Pi using Python Control loops to blink an LED using simple arithmetic operations Understand how interface sensors, actuators, and LED displays work Get to grips with every aspect of Python programming using practical examples Explore machine vision, data visualization, and scientific computations Build a mobile robot using the Raspberry Pi as the controller Build a voice-activated home automation controller In Detail Raspberry Pi Zero is a super-small and super-affordable product from Raspberry Pi that is packed with a plethora of features and has grabbed the notice of programmers, especially those who use Python. This step-by-step guide will get you developing practical applications in Python using a Raspberry Pi Zero. It will become a valuable resource as you learn the essential details of interfacing sensors and actuators to a Raspberry Pi, as well as acquiring and displaying data. You will get started by writing a Python program that blinks an LED at 1-second intervals. Then you will learn to write simple logic to execute tasks based upon sensor data (for example, to control a motor) and retrieve data from the web (such as to check e-mails to provide a visual alert). Finally, you will learn to build a home automation system with Python where different appliances are controlled using the Raspberry Pi. The examples discussed in each chapter of this book culminate in a project that help improve the quality of people's lives. Style and approach This will be a learning, step-by-step guide to teach Python programming using the famous Raspberry Pi Zero. The book is packed with practical examples at every step along with tips and tricks for the Raspberry Pi fans
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Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials

Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials

At the end of this book, you will have learned enough to build a complex biped robot that can walk, turn, find its way, and "see" its environment.

Author: Richard Grimmett

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785285646

Category: Computers

Page: 158

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The Raspberry Pi B2 is an inexpensive embedded processor that provides a high-performance Linux development environment. This book is a fast-paced guide that will show you how to use Raspberry Pi technology to build a biped robot that can interact with its environment. We start off by explaining the basics of getting your Raspberry Pi up and running, ready to be mounted on your biped platform. After this, you will be introduced to the art of constructing a mechanism for the biped platform. You will then learn to develop a vision system for your robot, as well as a means by which you can control and monitor it. At the end of this book, you will have learned enough to build a complex biped robot that can walk, turn, find its way, and "see" its environment.
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Embedded Robotics

Embedded Robotics

From Mobile Robots to Autonomous Vehicles with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Thomas Bräunl ... For more complex functions see the OpenCV library . int IPSetSize ( int resolution ) ; // Set IP resolution using CAM constants int IPReadFile ...

Author: Thomas Bräunl

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811608049

Category: Computers

Page: 519

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This book presents a unique examination of mobile robots and embedded systems, from introductory to intermediate level. It is structured in three parts, dealing with Embedded Systems (hardware and software design, actuators, sensors, PID control, multitasking), Mobile Robot Design (driving, balancing, walking, and flying robots), and Mobile Robot Applications (mapping, robot soccer, genetic algorithms, neural networks, behavior-based systems, and simulation). The book is written as a text for courses in computer science, computer engineering, IT, electronic engineering, and mechatronics, as well as a guide for robot hobbyists and researchers.
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Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming

Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming

In order to learn from this book, you should have a basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and C++ programming concepts. The book will also be good for programmers who want to explore the advanced features of ROS.

Author: Lentin Joseph

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785282997

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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Design, build and simulate complex robots using Robot Operating System and master its out-of-the-box functionalities About This Book Develop complex robotic applications using ROS for interfacing robot manipulators and mobile robots with the help of high end robotic sensors Gain insights into autonomous navigation in mobile robot and motion planning in robot manipulators Discover the best practices and troubleshooting solutions everyone needs when working on ROS Who This Book Is For If you are a robotics enthusiast or researcher who wants to learn more about building robot applications using ROS, this book is for you. In order to learn from this book, you should have a basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and C++ programming concepts. The book will also be good for programmers who want to explore the advanced features of ROS. What You Will Learn Create a robot model of a Seven-DOF robotic arm and a differential wheeled mobile robot Work with motion planning of a Seven-DOF arm using MoveIt! Implement autonomous navigation in differential drive robots using SLAM and AMCL packages in ROS Dig deep into the ROS Pluginlib, ROS nodelets, and Gazebo plugins Interface I/O boards such as Arduino, Robot sensors, and High end actuators with ROS Simulation and motion planning of ABB and Universal arm using ROS Industrial Explore the ROS framework using its latest version In Detail The area of robotics is gaining huge momentum among corporate people, researchers, hobbyists, and students. The major challenge in robotics is its controlling software. The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a modular software platform to develop generic robotic applications. This book discusses the advanced concepts in robotics and how to program using ROS. It starts with deep overview of the ROS framework, which will give you a clear idea of how ROS really works. During the course of the book, you will learn how to build models of complex robots, and simulate and interface the robot using the ROS MoveIt motion planning library and ROS navigation stacks. After discussing robot manipulation and navigation in robots, you will get to grips with the interfacing I/O boards, sensors, and actuators of ROS. One of the essential ingredients of robots are vision sensors, and an entire chapter is dedicated to the vision sensor, its interfacing in ROS, and its programming. You will discuss the hardware interfacing and simulation of complex robot to ROS and ROS Industrial (Package used for interfacing industrial robots). Finally, you will get to know the best practices to follow when programming using ROS. Style and approach This is a simplified guide to help you learn and master advanced topics in ROS using hands-on examples.
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