Robotics Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence

Author: Newton C. Braga
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0750673893
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Accessible to all readers, including students of secondary school and amateur technology enthusiasts, Robotics, Mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence simplifies the process of finding basic circuits to perform simple tasks, such as how to control a DC or step motor, and provides instruction on creating moving robotic parts, such as an "eye" or an "ear." Though many companies offer kits for project construction, most experimenters want to design and build their own robots and other creatures specific to their needs and goals. With this new book by Newton Braga, hobbyists and experimenters around the world will be able to decide what skills they want to feature in a project and then choose the right "building blocks" to create the ideal results. In the past few years the technology of robotics, mechatronics, and artificial intelligence has exploded, leaving many people with the desire but not the means to build their own projects. The author's fascination with and expertise in the exciting field of robotics is demonstrated by the range of simple to complex project blocks he provides, which are designed to benefit both novice and experienced robotics enthusiasts. The common components and technology featured in the project blocks are especially beneficial to readers who need practical solutions that can be implemented easily by their own hands, without incorporating expensive, complicated technology. Accessible to technicians and hobbyists with many levels of experience, and written to provide inexpensive and creative fun with robotics Appeals to all sorts of technology enthusiasts, including those involved with electronics, computers, home automation, mechanics, and other areas

Mechatronics

Author: Godfrey Onwubolu
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080492908
Format: PDF
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Mechatronics is a core subject for engineers, combining elements of mechanical and electronic engineering into the development of computer-controlled mechanical devices such as DVD players or anti-lock braking systems. This book is the most comprehensive text available for both mechanical and electrical engineering students and will enable them to engage fully with all stages of mechatronic system design. It offers broader and more integrated coverage than other books in the field with practical examples, case studies and exercises throughout and an Instructor's Manual. A further key feature of the book is its integrated coverage of programming the PIC microcontroller, and the use of MATLAB and Simulink programming and modelling, along with code files for downloading from the accompanying website. * Integrated coverage of PIC microcontroller programming, MATLAB and Simulink modelling * Fully developed student exercises, detailed practical examples * Accompanying website with Instructor's Manual, downloadable code and image bank

Mechatronics for the Evil Genius

Author: Newton C. Braga
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071710795
Format: PDF
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The popular evil genius format provides hobbyists with a fun and inexpensive way to learn Mechatronics (the merger of electronics and mechanics) via 25 complete projects. Projects include: mechanical race car, combat robot, ionic motor, electromagnet, robotic arm, light beam remote control, and more Includes "parts lists" and "tool bin" for each project Covers all the preparation needed to begin building, such as "how to solder," "how to recognize components and diagrams, "how to read a schematic," etc.

4093 IC Circuit Sourcebook for the Makers

Author: Newton C. Braga
Publisher: Editora Newton C. Braga
ISBN: 8565051277
Format: PDF, Docs
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Chock full of projects based on the 4093 IC, this book will be of great interest to makers, hobbysts and students (STEAMers). Readers will have the opportunity to learn how to apply this CMOS Ic in their primary uses while building these detailed projects. This book includes instructions to build over one hundred projects. They include shields for microcontrollers, lamp controls, timers, audio, RF, inverters, alarms and much more. This book offers the readers a satisfaying, practical way of learning about this topic in electronics: Teaches how to use circuits using the 4093 IC as shields for microcontrollers Focuses on insights gained through completing each project explore the imense capabilities of the 4093 IC

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787666972
Format: PDF
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Fun Projects for the Experimenter

Author: Newton C. Braga
Publisher: Editora Newton C. Braga
ISBN: 8565050750
Format: PDF, Mobi
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During more than 30 years, as a collaborator with American, European and Latin American electronics magazines (*), has published a large assortment of practical circuits using common parts. In 1999 he included the first selection in a volume published by Prompt Publications in USA. The idea was to proceed with the series, publishing many volumes more. But, Prompt closed his activities and the idea was forgotten although the first volume became a best seller. Now with his own publishing house (NCB Publications) the author returned with the idea of make many volumes more of the series. So, the second volume is here proceeding with the same idea: give simple projects to the experimenters who want learn electronics using common parts and with no need of special knowledge about electronics. So, as in the first volume, many of the projects collected by the author are included in this volume, most of which you can build in one evening. The projects range from fun types through practical types to amusement types. Of course, there are other devices that can be used to teach you something about circuits and components. An important feature of theses projects are the ideas to Explore, intended for students looking for projects in science or to use in practical research. This ideal can be complemented by our book Science Fair and Technology Education Projects, also published in English by the author. We can consider this book as a source book of the easiest and fun-to-make of hundreds of projects created and published by the author during his life. (see more about Newton C. Braga in "about the author" in his site).

Principles of Synthetic Intelligence PSI An Architecture of Motivated Cognition

Author: Joscha Bach
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019970810X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the Foreword: "In this book Joscha Bach introduces Dietrich Dorner's PSI architecture and Joscha's implementation of the MicroPSI architecture. These architectures and their implementation have several lessons for other architectures and models. Most notably, the PSI architecture includes drives and thus directly addresses questions of emotional behavior. An architecture including drives helps clarify how emotions could arise. It also changes the way that the architecture works on a fundamental level, providing an architecture more suited for behaving autonomously in a simulated world. PSI includes three types of drives, physiological (e.g., hunger), social (i.e., affiliation needs), and cognitive (i.e., reduction of uncertainty and expression of competency). These drives routinely influence goal formation and knowledge selection and application. The resulting architecture generates new kinds of behaviors, including context dependent memories, socially motivated behavior, and internally motivated task switching. This architecture illustrates how emotions and physical drives can be included in an embodied cognitive architecture. The PSI architecture, while including perceptual, motor, learning, and cognitive processing components, also includes several novel knowledge representations: temporal structures, spatial memories, and several new information processing mechanisms and behaviors, including progress through types of knowledge sources when problem solving (the Rasmussen ladder), and knowledge-based hierarchical active vision. These mechanisms and representations suggest ways for making other architectures more realistic, more accurate, and easier to use. The architecture is demonstrated in the Island simulated environment. While it may look like a simple game, it was carefully designed to allow multiple tasks to be pursued and provides ways to satisfy the multiple drives. It would be useful in its own right for developing other architectures interested in multi-tasking, long-term learning, social interaction, embodied architectures, and related aspects of behavior that arise in a complex but tractable real-time environment. The resulting models are not presented as validated cognitive models, but as theoretical explorations in the space of architectures for generating behavior. The sweep of the architecture can thus be larger-it presents a new cognitive architecture attempting to provide a unified theory of cognition. It attempts to cover perhaps the largest number of phenomena to date. This is not a typical cognitive modeling work, but one that I believe that we can learn much from." --Frank E. Ritter, Series Editor Although computational models of cognition have become very popular, these models are relatively limited in their coverage of cognition-- they usually only emphasize problem solving and reasoning, or treat perception and motivation as isolated modules. The first architecture to cover cognition more broadly is PSI theory, developed by Dietrich Dorner. By integrating motivation and emotion with perception and reasoning, and including grounded neuro-symbolic representations, PSI contributes significantly to an integrated understanding of the mind. It provides a conceptual framework that highlights the relationships between perception and memory, language and mental representation, reasoning and motivation, emotion and cognition, autonomy and social behavior. It is, however, unfortunate that PSI's origin in psychology, its methodology, and its lack of documentation have limited its impact. The proposed book adapts Psi theory to cognitive science and artificial intelligence, by elucidating both its theoretical and technical frameworks, and clarifying its contribution to how we have come to understand cognition.

Advances in Intelligent Robotics and Collaborative Automation

Author: Yuriy P. Kondratenko
Publisher: River Publishers
ISBN: 8793237030
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides an overview of a series of advanced research lines in robotics as well as of design and development methodologies for intelligent robots and their intelligent components. It represents a selection of extended versions of the best papers presented at the Seventh IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications IDAACS 2013 that were related to these topics. Its contents integrate state of the art computational intelligence based techniques for automatic robot control to novel distributed sensing and data integration methodologies that can be applied to intelligent robotics and automation systems. The objective of the text was to provide an overview of some of the problems in the field of robotic systems and intelligent automation and the approaches and techniques that relevant research groups within this area are employing to try to solve them. The contributions of the different authors have been grouped into four main sections: RobotsControl and IntelligenceSensingCollaborative automation The chapters have been structured to provide an easy to follow introduction to the topics that are addressed, including the most relevant references, so that anyone interested in this field can get started in the area.