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Robot Companions (Tab Robotics)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – October 2003
Robots are everywhere in the hobbyist market, but they are also being used in very practical markets for companionship, supervision and tutoring. This work explores this burgeoning field with instructions on how to build your own companion robot.
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ISBN-13: 9780071422123
ISBN-10: 0071422129
Pagini: 307
Ilustrații: 1
Dimensiuni: 187 x 234 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.53 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: TAB BOOKS
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MORE THAN TOYS OR INTELLIGENT APPLIANCES -- MECHANICAL FRIENDS AND VALUED ASSISTANTS

Inside "Robot Companions" you'll find all the details, plans, and information you need to make a robot partner part of your daily life, at a price you can afford. Author E. Oliver Severin, originator of some of the technologies that make robots friendly, useful, and educational, shows you how to find or build your own robot helpmate -- either from commercial kits or an assembly of separate, off-the-shelf parts.

With "Robot Companions," you'll learn how to build your own robot for purposes such as companionship, supervision of the elderly, tutoring the young, doing household chores, and much more. The book delves into essential enabling technologies such as mobility, voice, communications, touch, sight, and smell response so you'll understand the mechanics behind form, function, and "personality."

If you're looking for an industrious mechanical someone to help with the housework, care for the kids, even watch over aging parents without complaint, "Robot Companions" belongs on your shelf!

ENTER THE AMAZING WORLD OF FRIENDLY 'BOTS
* Facial expressions and responses to voice
* Artificial Intelligence and meaningful response
* Educational, mentoring, and minding abilities
* The fantastic future of companionable 'bots!
* Technologies that make them work
* Services and tasks they can perform
* Plans for building your own
* Kits and off-the-shelf 'bots
* Surprising affordability


Notă biografică

E. Oliver Severin is the founder and President of AcroTek, Inc., a company that creates and builds technology solutions. In 1982, Mr. Severin's company merged with RB Robots, becoming the largest producer of mobile robots in the United States. Pioneers in the mobile robot industry, the firm spawned major innovations in digital voice, lifting mechanics, security, and educational robots. Mr. Severin is the creater of several mobile robot innovations and the author of a number of white papers related to robots and the robot industry.

Cuprins

Introduction Chapter 1: MentorBots Defined Chapter 2: MentorBot Characteristics Chapter 3: Enabling Technology Chapter 4: Today's MentorBots Chapter 5: Build Your Own MentorBot Chapter 6: Navigation Systems Chapter 7: Advanced Technology Chapter 8: Advanced MentorBots Chapter 9: Conclusions INDEX