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Concise Encyclopedia of Robotics : TAB Robotics S. - Stan Gibilisco

Concise Encyclopedia of Robotics

TAB Robotics S.

Paperback Published: 12th November 2002
ISBN: 9780071410106
Number Of Pages: 384

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OVER 400 UP-TO-THE-MINUTE TERMS

INSTANT CLARIFICATION ON ROBOTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TERMS, TECHNIQUES, AND SYSTEMS

This handy collection of straightforward, to-the-point definitions is exactly what robotics and artificial intelligence hobbyists need to get and stay up to speed with all new terms that have recently emerged in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Written by an award-winning electronics author, the Concise Encyclopedia of Robotics delivers 400 up-to-date, easy-to-read definitions that make even complex concepts understandable. Over 150 illustrations make the information accessible at a glance and extensive cross-referencing and a comprehensive bibliography facilitate further research.

Covering the very latest trends and developments and written with an eye toward future applications, this compact, no-fluff reference belongs on the desktop of every robotics, artificial intelligence, and electronics hobbyist.

Written by S. L. Tanimoto, University of Washington Robotics contains elements of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. One of the challenges in reading a robotics text or entering the field as a hobbyist is the variety of concepts and terminology one must know. This book, a "how things work" for the robotics field, provides about 400 brief articles explaining concepts from "acoustic proximity sensor" to "zooming." Some entries are very short; "Guidance System," for example, requires only two sentences and refers to other articles. A longer article like "Logic Gate" is a page and a half long, including a diagram and table. Most topics are technical, but some are philosophical, such as "Jungian World Theory." This well-written book is not an introduction to robotics--there is no "history" article, and no article titled "Robot" or "Robotics"--but it is likely to be a useful reference for students and hobbyists. Summing Up: Recommended. Choice 20030901

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Concise Encyclopedia of Robotics and AIp. 1
Suggested Additional Referencesp. 351
Indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9780071410106
ISBN-10: 0071410104
Series: TAB Robotics S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 12th November 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Type: Annotated