Introduction. Part I: Getting Started with Robotics. Chapter 1: So, You Want to Build a Robot? Chapter 2: Plotting a Path. Chapter 3: Building Your First Robot. Part II: Programmable Robot Prep. Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Robot Workshop. Chapter 5: The Nuts and Bolts of Robot Building. Chapter 6: A Programming Primer. Part III: Building a Programmable Robot. Chapter 7: Preparing to Build a Programmable Robot. Chapter 8: From Whiskers to Wheels. Chapter 9: If I Only Had a Brain. Chapter 10: Introducing Your Robot to Your Computer. Part IV: Augmenting Your Programmable Robot. Chapter 11: Expanding Your Robot?s Universe. Chapter 12: Making Your Robot See the Light. Chapter 13: Some Like It Hot. Chapter 14: Halt! Who Goes There? Chapter 15: Yakety-Yak: Adding Speech to Your Robot. Chapter 16: I See You. Chapter 17: Controlling Your Robot from Afar. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Excellent Parts Suppliers. Chapter 19: Ten Safety Pointers. Index.
Roger Arrick is president and founder of Arrick Robotics, a maker of PC-based motion control systems for a variety of scientific applications. Robot building is his hobby and his passion.