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Robotics: A Project-Based Approach, 1st Edition

  • Lakshmi Prayaga
  • ISBN-10: 1305271025
  • ISBN-13: 9781305271029
  • 320 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

Have you ever thought of building your own robot? With today’s technology, it’s easy (and inexpensive!) to get started in this fascinating hobby. With the projects in this book and just a little bit of programming knowledge, you can create fun, functional robots. You’ll learn the fundamentals of robot-building—the basic concepts and technologies that are used every day in the growing field of robotics. Each of the book’s projects is presented in clear step-by-step fashion, so you can follow along at your own pace. Projects include a traveling robot, an intruder alarm detector, a medical assistant, a data logger, and more. The technology used in this book is based on the Arduino platform, a popular open-source tool based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Get started building your own robots today, with ROBOTICS: A PROJECT-BASED APPROACH.


  • Includes instructions for building working robots.

  • Each chapter included mini-goals toward the completed project.

  • Step-by-step style is easy to follow.

About the Author

Lakshmi Prayaga

Dr. Lakshmi Prayaga is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Administration at the University of West Florida. She has an interdisciplinary background with a master's in philosophy, a master's in business administration, a master's in software engineering, and a doctoral degree in instructional technology. She has been a recipient of several local and national grants. She is currently working on designing a robotics platform for education that online students can access using the Internet.

Table of Contents

1. Traveling Robot.
2. Robot Calculator.
3. Build Your Own Rhumba.
4. Robot Intruder Alarm Detector.
5. Robot Networking and Communications with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
6. Robot Medical Assistant.
7. Robot Data Logger.
8. Design User Interface.
9. Personal Detective.
10. Additional Project Ideas.