Creating Precision Robots: A Project-Based Approach to the Study of Mechatronics and Robotics shows how to use a new “Cardboard Engineering¿ technique for the handmade construction of three precision microcomputer controlled robots that hit, throw and shoot. Throughout the book, the authors ensure that mathematical concepts and physical principles are not only rigorously described, but also go hand-in-hand with the design and constructional techniques of the working robot. Detailed theory, building plans and instructions, electric circuits and software algorithms are also included, along with the importance of tolerancing and the correct use of numbers in programming.
The book is designed for students and educators who need a detailed description, mathematical analysis, design solutions, engineering drawings, electric circuits and software coding for the design and construction of real bench-top working robots.
- Provides detailed instructions for the building and construction of specialized robots using line drawings
- Teaches students how to make real working robots with direct meaning in the engineering academic world
- Describes and explains the math and physics theory related to hitting, throwing and shooting robots
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College and university students taking mechatronics or robotics courses in departments of mechanical, mechatronics, electrical and electronic/computer engineering