Robot Evolution: The Development of Anthrobotics
Lavishly Illustrated, Comprehensive, Detailed, andReader-Friendly--This is the Ultimate Robot Book! From newlydiscovered designs of Leonardo da Vinci to the pioneeringnineteenth-century work of Nikola Tesla, and on to burgeoninganthropomorphic robots, "anthrobots," that are dextrous,communicative, and autonomous, Robot Evolution covers the lengthand ever-widening breadth of this new robotics field. Acknowledgedrobotics expert Mark Rosheim offers at once a fascinating look atmore than 2,000 years of robot history, as well as a technicalguide to their development, design, and component parts. This bookexplores the evolution and increasing complexity of robot designsand points out the advantages and disadvantages of various designapproaches for robot arms, hands, wrists, and legs. By analyzingthe kinematics of robot components in comparison to human limbs,Robot Evolution also introduces a powerful new design tool tomeasure and evaluate past, present, and new designs. This bookfeatures:
* Robot survey from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century
* Analysis of modern robots from 1950 to the present
* Comparative anatomy of human and robot joints
* Chapter-by-chapter analysis of robot arms, wrists, hands, andlegs
* Evolution of sensors and artificial intelligence
* Development of mechanical men from man-amplifiers to amazinganthropomorphic robots--anthrobots!
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