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Building Robot Drive Trains
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Chapter 1: The Basics of Robot Locomotion Chapter 2: Motor Types: An Overview Chapter 3: Using DC Motors Chapter 4: Using RC Servo Motors Chapter 5: Using Stepper Motors Chapter 6: Mounting Motors Chapter 7: Motor Control 101, The Basics Chapter 8: Motor Control 201--Closing the Loop with Feedback Chapter 9: Electronics and Microcontroller Interfacing Chapter 10: Wheels and Tank Tracks Chapter 11: Locomotion for Multipods Appendix A: Glossary Appendix B: Tables, Formulae, and Constants Appendix C: Resources Index

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Dennis Clark has degrees in electrical engineering technology and computer science and is a graduate student in behavioral robotics at Colorado State University. Mr. Clark has authored a series of articles on behavioral robotics for the European hobbyist magazine Elektor. Michael Owings is a freelance software developer. He lives and works in southern Louisiana.

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Addressing all aspects of robot locomotion including wheel selection, motors, power transmission, braking, and control systems, detailed sections of this title cover both theoretical and practical elements. A good source for general-purpose robotics designing, the text outlines the advantages and disadvantages of various options. It is also one of the few resources that discuss the problem of designing a robot for outdoor environments and different terrains. Library Journal 20021101

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