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Robotics Demystified
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McGraw-Hill's "Demystified" titles are the most efficient, interestingly written, brush-ups you can find. Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.

This complete self-teaching guide takes an introductory approach to robotics, guiding readers through the essential electronics, mechanics, and programming skills necessary to build their own robot.

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PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Mechanical Forces Chapter 3: Simple Machines Chapter 4: Electricity Chapter 5: Starting with Electronics Chapter 6: Control Chapter 7: Sequencing and Programs Chapter 8: Joints Chapter 9: Power Transmission Chapter 10: Beyond Resistance: Capacitance Chapter 11: Inductance and Magnetism Chapter 12: Semiconductors Chapter 13: Programming Chapter 14: Shaping Motion Chapter 15: Communication Chapter 16: Languages Chapter 17: Intelligent Behavior Chapter 18: Advanced Control ANSWERS INDEX

About the Author

Edwin Wise is a software engineer with twenty-five years of experience. His expertise and interests range from electronics and microcontrollers to software development, AI, and robotics. He is the author of McGraw-Hill's Hands-On AI with Java as well as Applied Robotics II and Animatronics: A Guide to Animated Holiday Displays, published by Delmar Learning. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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