The Robosapien Companion

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Author: James Samans

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430200567

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 696

* Dr. Mark Tilden, the inventor of Robosapien,has provided the author with exclusive access to the Robosapien v2 program. * Provides access to the 20-plus "Easter eggs" (the hidden secrets) programmed into Robosapien. * Over 2 million Robosapiens have sold since 2004.

Advances in Soft Computing

10th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2011, Puebla, Mexico, November 26 - December 4, 2011, Proceedings

Author: Ildar Batyrshin,Grigori Sidorov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 364225330X

Category: Computers

Page: 534

View: 2669

The two-volume set LNAI 7094 and 7095 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2011, held in Puebla, Mexico, in November/December 2011. The 96 revised papers presented were carefully selected from XXX submissions. The second volume contains 46 papers focusing on soft computing. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: fuzzy logic, uncertainty and probabilistic reasoning; evolutionary algorithms and other naturally-inspired algorithms; data mining; neural networks and hybrid intelligent systems; and computer vision and image processing.

Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots

Author: Daniele Benedettelli

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430205997

Category: Computers

Page: 608

View: 9909

This book teaches anyone interested how to build LEGO MINDSTORMS robots. The author starts with an easy robot and gets to more detail in the succeeding six robots built in the book. The robots he presents are award winning robots, so he is giving away his secrets. The author also teaches how to program the robots. If you are not a programmer, then you can use the code provided. He tells you what equipment you need and how to get it inexpensively. So everything is discussed that you will need to create these robots or modify his designs to create your own. You truly experience the technology in action as you create your robots.

LEGO Technic Robotics

Author: Mark Rollins

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430249803

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

View: 5850

Provides information on using the LEGO Technic robot kit, including how to build a robot body, using the power functions, enabling a robot to walk.

Build Your Own CNC Machine

Author: James Floyd Kelly,Patrick Hood-Daniel

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430224908

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 2364

Do you like to build things? Are you ever frustrated at having to compromise your designs to fit whatever parts happen to be available? Would you like to fabricate your own parts? Build Your Own CNC Machine is the book to get you started. CNC expert Patrick Hood-Daniel and best-selling author James Kelly team up to show you how to construct your very own CNC machine. Then they go on to show you how to use it, how to document your designs in computer-aided design (CAD) programs, and how to output your designs as specifications and tool paths that feed into the CNC machine, controlling it as it builds whatever parts your imagination can dream up. Don't be intimidated by abbreviations like CNC and terms like computer-aided design. Patrick and James have chosen a CNC-machine design that is simple to fabricate. You need only basic woodworking skills and a budget of perhaps $500 to $1,000 to spend on the wood, a router, and various other parts that you'll need. With some patience and some follow-through, you'll soon be up and running with a really fun machine that'll unleash your creativity and turn your imagination into physical reality. The authors go on to show you how to test your machine, including configuring the software. Provides links for learning how to design and mill whatever you can dream up The perfect parent/child project that is also suitable for scouting groups, clubs, school shop classes, and other organizations that benefit from projects that foster skills development and teamwork No unusual tools needed beyond a circular saw and what you likely already have in your home toolbox Teaches you to design and mill your very own wooden and aluminum parts, toys, gadgets—whatever you can dream up

National Geographic Readers: Robots

Author: Melissa Stewart

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 1426313942

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6630

Discover the coolest robots of today and tomorrow in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will learn about the science behind these amazing machines. This Level 3 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the scientists of tomorrow! National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit for more information.

Robot Building for Beginners

Author: David Cook

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430227494

Category: Computers

Page: 516

View: 8130

“I wrote this book because I love building robots. I want you to love building robots, too. It took me a while to learn about many of the tools and parts in amateur robotics. Perhaps by writing about my experiences, I can give you a head start.” —David Cook Robot Building for Beginners, Second Edition is an update of David Cook’s best-selling Robot Building for Beginners. This book continues its aim at teenagers and adults who have an avid interest in science and dream of building household explorers. No formal engineering education is assumed. The robot described and built in this book is battery powered and about the size of a lunchbox. It is autonomous. That is, it isn’t remote controlled. You’ll begin with some tools of the trade, and then work your way through prototyping, robot bodybuilding, and eventually soldering your own circuit boards. By the book’s end, you will have a solid amateur base of understanding so that you can begin creating your own robots to vacuum your house or maybe even rule the world!

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life

Author: Sarah Kember

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134551924

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 5124

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life examines the construction, manipulation and re-definition of life in contemporary technoscientific culture. It takes a critical political view of the concept of life as information, tracing this through the new biology and the discourse of genomics as well as through the changing discipline of artificial life and its manifestation in art, language, literature, commerce and entertainment. From cloning to computer games, and incorporating an analysis of hardware, software and 'wetware', Sarah Kember extends current understanding by demonstrating the ways in which this relatively marginal field connects with, and connects up global networks of information systems. Ultimately, this book aims to re-focus concern on the ethics rather than on the 'nature' of life-as-it-could-be.

Recent Progress in Robotics: Viable Robotic Service to Human

An Edition of the Selected Papers from the 13th International Conference on Advanced Robotics

Author: Sukhan Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540767282

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

View: 4368

th This volume is an edition of the papers selected from the 13 International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2007, held in Jeju, Korea, August 22-25, 2007, with the theme: “Viable Robotics Service to Human. ” It is intended to deliver readers the most recent technical progress in robotics, in particular, toward the advancement of robotic service to human. To ensure its quality, this volume took only 28 papers out of the 214 papers accepted for publication for ICAR 2007. The selection was based mainly on the technical merit, but also took into consideration whether the subject represents a theme of current interest. For the final inclusion, authors of the selected papers were requested for another round of revision and expansion. In this volume, we organize the 28 contributions into three chapters. Chapter 1 covers Novel Mechanisms, Chapter 2 deals with perception guided navigation and manipulation, and Chapter 3 addresses human-robot interaction and intelligence. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 consist of 7, 13 and 8 contributions, respectively. For the sake of clarity, Chapter 2 is divided further into two parts with Part 1 for Perception Guided Navigation and Part 2 for Perception Guided Manipulation. Chapter 3 is also divided into two parts with Part 1 for Human- Robot Interaction and Part 2 for Intelligence. For the convenience of readers, a ch- ter summary is introduced as an overview in the beginning of each chapter. The chapter summaries were prepared by Dr. Munsang Kim for Chapter 1, Prof.

The Official Robosapien Hacker's Guide

Author: Dave Prochnow

Publisher: TAB/Electronics

ISBN: 9780071463096

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 211

View: 7223

Covers all the possible design additions, programming possibilities, and hacks not found anyplace else. A gun and inexpensive insider's guide to one of the most popular toys of this past holiday season.

Media and New Capitalism in the Digital Age

The Spirit of Networks

Author: E. Fisher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230106064

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 9566

This book explores the new terrain of network capitalism through the transformations of the discourse on technology. Rather than viewing such discourse as either a true or false reflection of reality, Fisher evaluates the ideological role that technology discourse plays in the legitimation of a new form of capitalism. Based on an extensive empirical analysis, the book argues that contemporary technology discourse at one and the same time promises more personal empowerment through network technology and legitimates a more privatized, flexible, and precarious economic constellations. Such discourse signals a new tradeoff in the political culture of capitalism, from a legitimation discourse which emphasizes the capacity of technology and technique to bring about social emancipation (through equality, stability, and security) to a legitimation discourse which focuses on the capacity of technology to bring about individual emancipation (through individual empowerment, authenticity, creativity, and cooperation). Contrary to the prevailing assumption that sees network technology as liberating from the rigidity and pitfalls of a stifling, Fordist capitalism, the book offers a theoretical framework which sees contemporary technology discourse as an ideology that legitimates the economic, social, and political arrangements of the new capitalism.

Robot Builder's Sourcebook

Over 2,500 Sources for Robot Parts

Author: Gordon McComb

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071406857

Category: Computers

Page: 711

View: 833

* A much-needed clearinghouse for information on amateur and educational robotics, containing over 2,500 listings of robot suppliers, including mail order and local area businesses * Contains resources for both common and hard-to-find parts and supplies * Features dozens of "sidebars" to clarify essential robotics technologies * Provides original articles on various robot-building topics

Offline Shopping Hacks

15 Simple Practical Hacks to Save Money Shopping Offline

Author: Life 'n' Hack

Publisher: Life 'n' Hack



Page: 53

View: 9217

Unlock The Keys To Save Money Shopping Offline The Age of the Internet has allowed people to connect with each other like never before. It’s opened up an entire world of music, thoughts, cat videos and, of course, shopping. Online shopping has experienced a boom in recent years for good reason. There are many perks to shopping online: great deals, access to rare or specialty items, the ability to shop from your couch in your pajamas, and instantaneous access to reviews. However, anyone who has shopped online knows that it has its pitfalls: sizing clothing and shoes can be difficult, the colors may look different online, and quality is hard to judge. Most of all, grocery shopping and perishable items can usually only be purchased in person. That’s why offline shopping has never disappeared, or ever will. You can judge the quality and worth more easily when you can touch and feel an item. You can try things on before you buy them and skip the hassle of returns. You can also turn it into a social activity by inviting a friend to shop with you. New products that you may have never thought about may catch your eye. Unfortunately, all of this may cause you to become overwhelmed plus without the proper techniques may be expensive. In “Offline Shopping Hacks,” discover how to: - Use the internet to optimize offline shopping - Use coupons found online for offline products - Utilize coupon aggregators for secret savings - Map out a store for optimal shopping - Create a shopping pyramid to stick to a budget - Use an everyday office supply to stay on budget - Recruit shopping squad for major store events - Buy in bulk without breaking the bank - Predict the future to capitalize on sales - Find luxury items for low prices …and more for you to unlock! Find these tricks and more in this book! With these tips, offline shopping doesn’t have to be a hassle or expensive. Get the best of both shopping worlds!

The Little Book of Life Hacks

How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful

Author: Yumi Sakugawa

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250092256

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 3647

Author, illustrator and comic book artist Yumi Sakugawa shares a wide range of useful and unexpected tips for looking and feeling better, streamlining and improving your home life, and creating fun and artsy DIY projects that can brighten your living space. Inspired by her popular “Secret Yumiverse” tips originally posted on, The Little Book of Life Hacks offers a wide range of practical advice and fun tips for everything from how to: - Remove dark circles from under your eyes - Make cold brew iced coffee at home - Throw the perfect apartment party on a budget - Work out at home without a gym membership - Take the perfect afternoon power nap...and more! Featuring Yumi’s signature hand-drawn illustrations throughout, The Little Book of Life Hacks is a distinctive and perfect gift for recent graduates and young working women who want to learn practical ways to organize and improve their daily life while still having fun.

Make an Arduino-Controlled Robot

Author: Michael Margolis

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144934433X

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 3247

Building robots that sense and interact with their environment used to be tricky. Now, Arduino makes it easy. With this book and an Arduino microcontroller and software creation environment, you’ll learn how to build and program a robot that can roam around, sense its environment, and perform a wide variety of tasks. All you to get started with the fun projects is a little programming experience and a keen interest in electronics. Make a robot that obeys your every command—or runs on its own. Maybe you’re a teacher who wants to show students how to build devices that can move, sense, respond, and interact with the physical world. Or perhaps you’re a hobbyist looking for a robot companion to make your world a little more futuristic. With Make an Arduino Controlled Robot, you’ll learn how to build and customize smart robots on wheels. You will: Explore robotics concepts like movement, obstacle detection, sensors, and remote control Use Arduino to build two- and four-wheeled robots Put your robot in motion with motor shields, servos, and DC motors Work with distance sensors, infrared reflectance sensors, and remote control receivers Understand how to program your robot to take on all kinds of real-world physical challenges

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Author: Hendrick C Van Ness,Michael Abbott,Mark Swihart,J.M. Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259696527

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 768

View: 483

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics presents comprehensive coverage of the subject of thermodynamics from a chemical engineering viewpoint. The text provides a thorough exposition of the principles of thermodynamics, and details their application to chemical processes. The content is structured to alternate between the development of thermodynamic principles and the correlation and use of thermodynamic properties as well as between theory and applications. The chapters are written in a clear, logically organized manner, and contain an abundance of realistic problems, examples, and illustrations to help students understand complex concepts. New ideas, terms, and symbols constantly challenge the readers to think and encourage them to apply this fundamental body of knowledge to the solution of practical problems. McGraw-Hill Education's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.

Small Business Hacks

100 Shortcuts to Success

Author: Barry Moltz,Rieva Lesonsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781628654431


Page: 200

View: 5839

Running a small business is hard and confusing. Most entrepreneurs start a company to solve a problem and just want to focus on doing only that. Unfortunately, starting a business gets in the way and everything that comes along with it. Like: �Marketing �Sales �Customer Service �Employees, Freelancers and Vendors �Money and Finance This book solves that problem. It is a simple guide for anyone in a small business to be able to accomplish one of these tasks in five steps or less. No more angst over the issue or searching for the solution on the web. These 100 small business hacks are your shortcut to success. We assemble these after our combine 50 years in business both as small business owners ourselves and as journalists interviewing thought leaders about their path to prosperity. It has never been easier to start a business, but with so much competition moving at the speed of the internet, it has also never been so easy to fail. This does not have to be you. This book is not meant to be read from beginning to end. Jump to the problem that you need to solve and get started. Keep this guide nearby on your desk, your tablet, smart phone or under your pillow. It will allow you to quickly bust through most problems you will encounter and leave more time to do what you love at your company.

A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

Theory, Clinical Practice, Research and Training

Author: Lars Ole Bonde,Tony Wigram

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184642349X

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 420

Music therapists, as in medical and paramedical professions, have a rich diversity of approaches and methods, often developed with specific relevance to meet the needs of a certain client population. This book reflects the many components of such diversity, and is a thoroughly comprehensive guide to accessing and understanding the ideas, theory, research results and clinical outcomes that are the foundations of this field. Providing a detailed insight into the field of music therapy from an international perspective, this book enables the reader to see the complete picture of the multifaceted and fascinating world that is music therapy.

The Truth About Chuck Norris

400 Facts about the World's Greatest Human

Author: Ian Spector

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592403448

Category: Humor

Page: 161

View: 8202

A zany compilation of factoids, cartoons, trivia, and exploits celebrates the life and times of Chuck Norris, the hero of Walker: Texas Ranger, with observations on the cobra that died after biting Chuck Norris, Norris's ability to charge a cell phone by rubbing it on his beard, and other wacky feats. Original.