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 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 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 Kteachers who bring robotics into their classroomsMaja J Mataric acute accent over c is Professor of Computer Science and Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems at the University of Southern California, where she is also Codirector of the Robotics Research Lab and Senior Associate Dean for research in the Viterbi School of Engineering Ohkay, so it is a fairly easy read, but at times I found it difficult to return back to the book This was mainly due to two reasons firstly, because the book contains practically zero technical information, and secondly, the book simply became too frustrating for me at times this can actually be considered a consequence of the first reason However, that said, I do want to make it clear that it is actually a very well written book serving the purpose it was intended to serve If you are just Ohkay, so it is a fairly easy read, but at times I found it difficult to return back to the book This was mainly due to two reasons firstly, because the book contains practically zero technical information, and secondly, the book simply became too frustrating for me at times this can actually be considered a consequence of the first reason However, that said, I do want to make it clear that it is actually a very well written book serving the purpose it was intended to serve If you are just entering into robotics, I would recommend this book as your very first read, since it would actually give you an incredibly broad idea of what this field is and what it is not Also, the resource list mentioned at the end of each chapter can easily serve as the go to resources once you are done with Robotics Primer In short if you have the time, read it you might end up enjoying it A very informative and easy to read book It explores the rapidly advancing world or robotics, explaining what makes a robot tick and how exactly it works.A great introduction to a big chapter of modern technology. It s really wonderful book You can learn and understand robotics easily from it.
- 288 pages
- The Robotics Primer (Intelligent Robotics & Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics & Autonomous Agents Series)
- Maja J. Mataric
- 15 July 2017 Maja J. Mataric