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Robots : a reference handbook / by Newton, David E.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Robots, Industrial; Robots;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5493454 -- Available online. Click here to access.;
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Robots and robotics : principles, systems, and industrial applications / by Miller, Mark R.,author.; Miller, Rex,1929-2019,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.1 Introduction -- Performance Objectives -- Definition -- Robot History -- Computer Programs -- Microprocessors -- Positive Aspects of Robots -- Negative Aspects of Robots -- Robots, Hard Automation, and Human Labor -- Robots and Humans -- Robots Versus Humans -- Industrial Robot Applications -- Summary -- Key Terms -- Review Questions -- 2 The Robot -- Performance Objectives -- Industrial Robots -- Laboratory Robots -- Explorer Robots -- Hobbyist Robots -- Classroom Robots -- Entertainment Robots -- The Manipulator -- Base -- Arm -- Wrist -- Grippers -- All Together It Becomes a Manipulator -- Work Envelope -- Articulation -- Wrist Motion -- Degrees of Freedom -- Robot Motion Capabilities -- Coordinates -- Wrist Action -- Work Envelopes -- Moving the Manipulator -- Summary -- Key Terms -- Review Questions -- 3 Drive Systems -- Performance Objectives -- Hydraulics -- Pumps -- Pneumatics -- Electric Motors -- DC Motors -- AC Motors -- End Effectors -- Positioning -- Repeatability and Accuracy -- Drives -- Harmonic Drives -- Belts -- Chains -- Summary -- Key Terms -- Review Questions -- 4 Sensors and Sensing -- Performance Objectives -- Sensors and Sensing -- Classes of Sensors -- Proximity Sensors -- Range Sensors -- Tactile (Touch) Sensors -- Displacement Sensing -- Speed Sensing -- Torque Sensing -- Vision Sensors -- Summary -- Key Terms -- Review Questions -- 5 Control Methods -- Performance Objectives -- Electrical Power -- Servo-Controlled Robots -- Non-Servo-Controlled Robots -- Actuators -- Controllers -- Programming a Robot -- Summary -- Key Terms -- Review Questions -- 6 The Robot and the Computer -- Performance Objectives -- Robot-Computer Interface -- Languages -- Software -- Interfacing -- ASCII Code -- Interfacing Robot and Computer -- Program Control -- Vision for the Robot -- Summary -- Key Terms -- Review Questions -- 7 Uses for Robots -- Performance Objectives -- Loading and Unloading -- Materials Handling -- Fabricating -- Assembling -- Painting -- Welding -- Inspecting and Testing -- The Future of Flexible Automation -- The Future of Robots -- Social Impact of Robots -- New Uses and New Forms -- Summary -- Key Terms -- Review Questions -- 8 Manufacturers' Equipment -- Performance Objectives -- A Little Robot History -- Selected Manufacturers and Equipment -- Binks Manufacturing Company (Franklin Park, IL) -- Cincinnati Milacron, Inc., Industrial Robot Division (Lebanon, OH) -- Comau Productivity Systems, Inc. (Troy, MI) and Comau, S.p.A. (Torino, Italy) -- Cybotech Corporation (Indianapolis, IN) -- ESAB North America, Inc. (Fort Collins, CO) -- Feedback, Inc. (Berkeley Heights, NJ) -- GCA Corporation/Industrial Systems Group (Naperville, IL) -- International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Manufacturing Systems Products Division (Boca Raton, FL) -- International Robomation/Intelligence (Carlsbad, CA) -- Mack Corporation (Flagstaff, AZ) -- Microbot, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) -- PRAB Robots, Inc. (Kalamazoo, MI) -- Schrader-Bellows, a Division of Parker-Hannifin (Akron, OH) -- Seiko Instruments USA, Inc., Robotics/Automation Division (Torrance, CA) -- Thermwood Robotics (Dale, IN) -- Unimation, Inc., a Westinghouse Company (Danbury, CT) -- Yaskawa America, Inc. (Northbrook, IL) -- Review Questions -- 9 Troubleshooting and Maintenance -- Performance Objectives -- Troubleshooting and the Robotics Technician -- Preventive Maintenance -- Maintenance of Small Electric Motors -- Motor Problems -- Common Motor Problems and Their Causes -- Troubleshooting Aids -- Power-Supply Disturbances -- Motors with Squirrel-Cage Rotors -- Testing the Centrifugal Switch in a Single-Phase Motor -- Testing for Short Circuits Between Run and Start Windings -- Capacitor Testing -- Using Meters to Check for Problems -- Troubleshooting Guide -- Motor Life -- Performance Characteristics -- Motor Protection -- DC Motor Problems -- Solid-State Equipment Troubleshooting -- Review Questions -- 10 Robots and Robotics: Today and Tomorrow -- Performance Objectives -- History of Universal Robots -- Universal Robots' Main Products -- More Details on Neocortex -- Global Robotics -- Advanced Systems -- Software for Robots -- Review Questions -- A Standard Units of Measurement with Conversions -- B Controllers, Teach Pendants, and Industrial Robots -- C Robotics Technicians and Engineers -- D Electronics and Fluid Power Symbols -- E Cross-Comparison of Robots -- F Formulas and Conversion Factors -- Glossary -- Answers to Review Questions.Master the principles and practices of industrial robotics. Written by a pair of technology experts and accomplished educators, this comprehensive resource provides a solid foundation in applied industrial robotics and robot technology. You will get straightforward explanations of the latest components, techniques, and capabilities along with practical examples and detailed illustrations.
Subjects: Robotics.; Robots.;
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I, robot / by Asimov, Isaac,1920-1992.;
Robbie -- Runaround -- Reason -- Catch the rabbit -- Liar! -- Little lost robot -- Escape! -- Evidence -- The evitable conflict.The three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov's trademark.
Subjects: Science fiction.; Robots; Science fiction, American.;
© 2008., Bantam Books,
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Robot dreams / by Varon, Sara.;
The enduring friendship between a dog and a robot is portrayed in this wordless graphic novel.
Subjects: Graphic novels.; Dogs; Robots; Stories without words; Comic books, strips, etc; Friendship;
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Robot programming : a guide to controlling autonomous robots / by Hughes, Cameron,1960-author.; Hughes, Tracey,author.;
Introduction -- What is a robot anyway? -- Robot vocabularies -- RSVP : robot scenario visual planning -- Checking the actual capabilities of your robot -- A close look at sensors -- Programming the robot's sensors -- Programming motors and servos -- Getting started with autonomy : building your robot's softbot counterpart -- Robot SPACES -- An autonomous robot needs STORIES -- Putting it all together : how Midamba programmed his first autonomous robot -- Open source SARAA robots for all! -- Appendix: BURT's gotchas.This is the first complete beginner's guide to programming and automating modern robots. Drawing on their experience teaching thousands of robotics beginners, Cameron and Tracey Hughes show how to automate robots (or teams of robots), translating your ideas into specific tasks they can perform on their own, with no remote controls. 'The Beginner's Guide to Programming Robots' builds your skills through four simple projects created with today's leading robot microcontrollers (ARM9 and ARM7) on leading robot platforms (LEGO Mindstorms EV3, NXT, and Wowee RS Media Robot). Step by step, you'll learn how to use modern techniques to program robot sensors, motors, and more. Along the way, you'll learn skills you can use in hardware/Maker/DIY projects on any platform, including the wildly popular low-cost Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone platforms.
Subjects: Robots; Autonomous robots.;
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The wild robot [electronic resource]. by Brown, Peter.; Atwater, Kate.;
Narrator: Kate Atwater.Wall-E meets Hatchet in this new middle-grade novel from New York Times bestselling author Peter Brown.When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. Heartwarming and full of action, Peter Brown's middle-grade debut raises thought-provoking questions about the environment, the role technology plays in our world, and what it means to be alive.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 119742 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Juvenile Fiction.; Juvenile Literature.; Science Fiction.;
© 2016., Little, Brown Young Readers,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=2639934 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Industrial robotics / by Dinwiddie, Keith,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Chapter 1. Safety -- Chapter 2. Introduction to industrial robotics -- Chapter 3. Components of the robot -- Chapter 4. Classification of robots -- Chapter 5. End of arm tooling -- Chapter 6. Programming and file management -- Chapter 7. Automation sensors -- Chapter 8. Vision systems -- Chapter 9. Integration and networking -- Chapter 10. Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) -- Chapter 11. Maintenance and troubleshooting -- Chapter 12. Justifying the use of a robot."Giving you insight into real-world practice, Industrial Robotics provides an introduction to the industry and basic understanding of the subjects needed for starting a career in industrial robotics. It begins with a background on the history and development of industrial automation, then moves into robot mechanical unit configurations, controller architecture, and general software structure. Basic programming instruction definition and interpretation enable you to break a programming problem into its component parts, solve the component parts, and integrate them into a finished program. Three subjects not typically addressed in robotic texts are discussed: industrial sensors, vision systems, and maintenance. Comprehensive coverage also includes the basic types of tooling and their applications, economic aspects of robots in the workplace, and the issues of human/robot interfaces" - Amazon.com.
Subjects: Robots, Industrial.; Automation.;
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Modern robotics : mechanics, planning, and control / by Lynch, Kevin(Kevin M.),author.; Park, Frank C.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-523) and index.Machine generated contents note: 1. Preview -- 2. Configuration Space -- 2.1. Degrees of Freedom of a Rigid Body -- 2.2. Degrees of Freedom of a Robot -- 2.3. Configuration Space: Topology and Representation -- 2.4. Configuration and Velocity Constraints -- 2.5. Task Space and Workspace -- 2.6. Summary -- 2.7. Notes and References -- 2.8. Exercises -- 3. Rigid-Body Motions -- 3.1. Rigid-Body Motions in the Plane -- 3.2. Rotations and Angular Velocities -- 3.3. Rigid-Body Motions and Twists -- 3.4. Wrenches -- 3.5. Summary -- 3.6. Software -- 3.7. Notes and References -- 3.8. Exercises -- 4. Forward Kinematics -- 4.1. Product of Exponentials Formula -- 4.2. The Universal Robot Description Format -- 4.3. Summary -- 4.4. Software -- 4.5. Notes and References -- 4.6. Exercises -- 5. Velocity Kinematics and Statics -- 5.1. Manipulator Jacobian -- 5.2. Statics of Open Chains -- 5.3. Singularity Analysis -- 5.4. Manipulability -- 5.5. Summary -- 5.6. Software -- 5.7. Notes and References -- 5.8. Exercises.Note continued: 6. Inverse Kinematics -- 6.1. Analytic Inverse Kinematics -- 6.2. Numerical Inverse Kinematics -- 6.3. Inverse Velocity Kinematics -- 6.4.A Note on Closed Loops -- 6.5. Summary -- 6.6. Software -- 6.7. Notes and References -- 6.8. Exercises -- 7. Kinematics of Closed Chains -- 7.1. Inverse and Forward Kinematics -- 7.2. Differential Kinematics -- 7.3. Singularities -- 7.4. Summary -- 7.5. Notes and References -- 7.6. Exercises -- 8. Dynamics of Open Chains -- 8.1. Lagrangian Formulation -- 8.2. Dynamics of a Single Rigid Body -- 8.3. Newton -- Euler Inverse Dynamics -- 8.4. Dynamic Equations in Closed Form -- 8.5. Forward Dynamics of Open Chains -- 8.6. Dynamics in the Task Space -- 8.7. Constrained Dynamics -- 8.8. Robot Dynamics in the URDF -- 8.9. Actuation, Gearing, and Friction -- 8.10. Summary -- 8.11. Software -- 8.12. Notes and References -- 8.13. Exercises -- 9. Trajectory Generation -- 9.1. Definitions -- 9.2. Point-to-Point Trajectories.Note continued: 9.3. Polynomial Via Point Trajectories -- 9.4. Time-Optimal Time Scaling -- 9.5. Summary -- 9.6. Software -- 9.7. Notes and References -- 9.8. Exercises -- 10. Motion Planning -- 10.1. Overview of Motion Planning -- 10.2. Foundations -- 10.3.Complete Path Planners -- 10.4. Grid Methods -- 10.5. Sampling Methods -- 10.6. Virtual Potential Fields -- 10.7. Nonlinear Optimization -- 10.8. Smoothing -- 10.9. Summary -- 10.10. Notes and References -- 10.11. Exercises -- 11. Robot Control -- 11.1. Control System Overview -- 11.2. Error Dynamics -- 11.3. Motion Control with Velocity Inputs -- 11.4. Motion Control with Torque or Force Inputs -- 11.5. Force Control -- 11.6. Hybrid Motion -- Force Control -- 11.7. Impedance Control -- 11.8. Low-Level Joint Force -- Torque Control -- 11.9. Other Topics -- 11.10. Summary -- 11.11. Software -- 11.12. Notes and References -- 11.13. Exercises -- 12. Grasping and Manipulation -- 12.1. Contact Kinematics -- 12.2. Contact Forces and Friction.Note continued: 12.3. Manipulation -- 12.4. Summary -- 12.5. Notes and References -- 12.6. Exercises -- 13. Wheeled Mobile Robots -- 13.1. Types of Wheeled Mobile Robots -- 13.2. Omnidirectional Wheeled Mobile Robots -- 13.3. Nonholonomic Wheeled Mobile Robots -- 13.4. Odometry -- 13.5. Mobile Manipulation -- 13.6. Summary -- 13.7. Notes and References -- 13.8. Exercises -- A. Summary of Useful Formulas -- B. Other Representations of Rotations -- C. Denavit -- Hartenberg Parameters -- D. Optimization and Lagrange Multipliers.This introduction to robotics offers a distinct and unified perspective of the mechanics, planning and control of robots. Ideal for self-learning, or for courses, as it assumes only freshman-level physics, ordinary differential equations, linear algebra and a little bit of computing background. Modern Robotics presents the state-of-the-art, screw-theoretic techniques capturing the most salient physical features of a robot in an intuitive geometrical way. With numerous exercises at the end of each chapter, accompanying software written to reinforce the concepts in the book and video lectures aimed at changing the classroom experience, this is the go-to textbook for learning about this fascinating subject. Offers a modern treatment of classical screw theory based on linear algebra and differential equations that is accessible to students with a background in linear algebra, differential equations and first-year physics, and some familiarity with programming Comes with software to accompany the ample algorithmic descriptions for computing covered in the text, allowing students to solve the programming and implementation exercises Includes numerous standard exercises with solutions at the end of each chapter and video lectures for flipped learning courses Can be used either with courses or for self-learning. [From publisher's description].
Subjects: Robotics.; Robots; Manipulators (Mechanism); Robots; Robots;
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The American robot : a cultural history / by Abnet, Dustin A.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction: An Intimate and Distant Machine -- God and Demon, 1790-1910 -- The Republican Automaton -- Humanizing the Industrial Machine -- Mechanizing Men -- Masters and Slaves, 1910-1945 -- Symbolizing the Machine Age -- Building the Slaves of Tomorrow -- Conditioning the Robot's Brain -- A War against the Machine Age -- Playfellow and Protector, 1945-2019 -- Preserving American Innocence -- The Postindustrial Gift -- Cheerful Robots -- Epilogue: The American Robot."As Dustin Abnet shows, the robot-whether automaton, Mechanical Turk, cyborg, or iPhone, whether humanized machine or mechanized human being-has long been a fraught embodiment of human fears. Abnet investigates, moreover, how the discourse of the robot has reinforced social and economic inequalities as well as fantasies of social control. "Robots" as a trope are not necessarily mechanical but are rather embodiments of quasi humanity, exhibiting a mix of human and nonhuman characteristics. Such figures are troubling to dominant discourses, which cannot easily assimilate them or identify salient boundaries. The robot lurks beneath the fears that fracture society"--
Subjects: Robots; Robotics;
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Digital people : from bionic humans to androids / by Perkowitz, S.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-224) and index.Androids all around us -- The virtual history of artificial beings -- The real history of artificial beings -- We have always been bionic -- Mind-body problems -- Limbs, movement, and expression -- The five senses and beyond -- Thinking, emotion, and self-awareness -- Frankenstein's creature or Commander Data?
Subjects: Robotics.; Artificial intelligence.;
© c2004., Joseph Henry Press,
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