The Robotics Primer

The Robotics Primer

To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course and lesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programming exercise workbook that implements many of the ideas on the book on iRobot platforms.

Author: Maja J. Mataric

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262633543

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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A broadly accessible introduction to robotics that spans the most basic concepts and the most novel applications; for students, teachers, and hobbyists. The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to robotics for students at pre-university and university levels, robot hobbyists, and anyone interested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basic concepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticated applications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with an emphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The core concepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to more complex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that will appeal to readers of different backgrounds. The Robotics Primer covers such topics as the definition of robotics, the history of robotics (“Where do Robots Come From?”), robot components, locomotion, manipulation, sensors, control, control architectures, representation, behavior (“Making Your Robot Behave”), navigation, group robotics, learning, and the future of robotics (and its ethical implications). To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course and lesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programming exercise workbook that implements many of the ideas on the book on iRobot platforms. The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topic that is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity and attention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informally for self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readers of all backgrounds—including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bring robotics into their classrooms.
Categories: Computers

The Robotics Primer

The Robotics Primer

To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course and lesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programming exercise workbook that implements many of the ideas on the book on iRobot platforms.

Author: Mataric

Publisher:

ISBN: 0262265508

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The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to robotics for students at pre-university and university levels, robot hobbyists, and anyone interested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basic concepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticated applications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with an emphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The core concepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to more complex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that will appeal to readers of different backgrounds. The Robotics Primer covers such topics as the definition of robotics, the history of robotics ("Where do Robots Come From?"), robot components, locomotion, manipulation, sensors, control, control architectures, representation, behavior ("Making Your Robot Behave"), navigation, group robotics, learning, and the future of robotics (and its ethical implications). To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course and lesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programming exercise workbook that implements many of the ideas on the book on iRobot platforms. The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topic that is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity and attention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informally for self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readers of all backgrounds -- including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bring robotics into their classrooms.
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The Robotics Primer

The Robotics Primer

Robots are equipped to perform one task or another by programs that are created by the organizations that use them . Modern robots are controlled by microcomputers , but the programming of these computers is unconventional .

Author: Robert A. Ullrich

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015011133777

Category: Robotics

Page: 121

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Explains the technology of reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulators & how robots will affect the way Americans work.
Categories: Robotics

The Robotics Primer

The Robotics Primer

Explains the technology of reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulators & how robots will affect the way Americans work.

Author: Robert A. Ullrich

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UCAL:B4353080

Category: Robotics

Page: 121

View: 220

Explains the technology of reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulators & how robots will affect the way Americans work.
Categories: Robotics

Autonomous Intelligent Robotics

Autonomous Intelligent Robotics

This book covers artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous robotics (robots which can control their own behaviour to some degree).

Author: Hawes

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119280257

Category:

Page: 448

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Robots

Robots

John Johnston, The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008, pp. 49–50. Maja J. Matarić, The Robotics Primer, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007, p. 11. Matarić, Robotics Primer ...

Author: Jennifer MacKay

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420503685

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Many of our imaginative inventions eventually come to fruition, and the robot is one such creation. The science-fiction robots of yesteryear are here. From assembly lines to teaching tools, robots are a reality that author Jennifer MacKay richly explores in this book. Readers will learn robotic history, how robots move, "think," and are used. They will also consider future uses.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Developmental Robotics

Developmental Robotics

This technical overview is in part based on Maja Matarić's concise volume The Robotics Primer (Matarić 2007). Readers should refer to this book for a more detailed description of robotics concepts. For a further, in-depth, and complete ...

Author: Angelo Cangelosi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262028011

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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A comprehensive overview of an interdisciplinary approach to robotics that takes direct inspiration from the developmental and learning phenomena observed in children's cognitive development. Developmental robotics is a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to robotics that is directly inspired by the developmental principles and mechanisms observed in children's cognitive development. It builds on the idea that the robot, using a set of intrinsic developmental principles regulating the real-time interaction of its body, brain, and environment, can autonomously acquire an increasingly complex set of sensorimotor and mental capabilities. This volume, drawing on insights from psychology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, and robotics, offers the first comprehensive overview of a rapidly growing field. After providing some essential background information on robotics and developmental psychology, the book looks in detail at how developmental robotics models and experiments have attempted to realize a range of behavioral and cognitive capabilities. The examples in these chapters were chosen because of their direct correspondence with specific issues in child psychology research; each chapter begins with a concise and accessible overview of relevant empirical and theoretical findings in developmental psychology. The chapters cover intrinsic motivation and curiosity; motor development, examining both manipulation and locomotion; perceptual development, including face recognition and perception of space; social learning, emphasizing such phenomena as joint attention and cooperation; language, from phonetic babbling to syntactic processing; and abstract knowledge, including models of number learning and reasoning strategies. Boxed text offers technical and methodological details for both psychology and robotics experiments.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Building a Career in Robotics

Building a Career in Robotics

“Big Dog: The Most Advanced Rough-Terrain Robot on Earth. ... Dimberu, Peniel M. “Adam the Robot Scientist Makes Its First Discovery.” Singularity Hub. Retrieved March 16, 2010. http:// ... Mataric, Maja M. The Robotics Primer.

Author: Margaux Baum

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499438833

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The interdisciplinary field of robotics offers its practitioners many practical applications and makes it an exciting, dynamic, and cutting-edge pursuit, especially for young people embarking on their careers. This updated volume discusses the latest advances readers will need to be aware of in preparation for the professional positions of computer scientist, robotics engineer, and robotics technician. Readers will get detailed information and tips on what courses to take now and the ongoing advances in robotics that will determine their future study, internships, and more, including snapshots of luminaries in the field.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Robots in Education

Robots in Education

For example, IBM Watson12 performs a range of complex tasks that can then be applied in robotics, ... For instance, if the robot can perceive an angry face, then a reactive behavioural response can be easily ... The Robotics Primer.

Author: Fady Alnajjar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000388848

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Robots in Education is an accessible introduction to the use of robotics in formal learning, encompassing pedagogical and psychological theories as well as implementation in curricula. Today, a variety of communities across education are increasingly using robots as general classroom tutors, tools in STEM projects, and subjects of study. This volume explores how the unique physical and social-interactive capabilities of educational robots can generate bonds with students while freeing instructors to focus on their individualized approaches to teaching and learning. Authored by a uniquely interdisciplinary team of scholars, the book covers the basics of robotics and their supporting technologies; attitudes toward and ethical implications of robots in learning; research methods relevant to extending our knowledge of the field; and more.
Categories: Education