CRRL Picks: Robotics Info
Annotation:This book features 30 award-winning robots from the 2006 FIRST (For Inspiration of Science and Technology) Robots Competition. This annual competition partners high school students with practicing professionals to solve challenging engineering problems. (catalog description)
Annotation:In Gearheads, Newsweek technology correspondent Brad Stone examines the history of robotic sports, from their cultish early years at universities and sci-fi conventions to today's televised extravaganzas -- and the turmoil that threatened the whole enterprise almost from the beginning. (catalog description)
Annotation:In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. (catalog description)
Annotation:Instructional book that explains how to build and program functioning robots using LEGO Mindstorms sets.
Annotation:This detailed, hands-on guide provides the technical and conceptual information you need to build cool applications with Microsoft's Kinect, the amazing motion-sensing device that enables computers to see. Through half a dozen meaty projects, you'll learn how to create gestural interfaces for software, use motion capture for easy 3D character animation, 3D scanning for custom fabrication, and many other applications. (catalog description)
Annotation:Demonstrates how to develop control systems for robotics using open-source tools such as Linux.
Annotation:Two decades into the future humans are battling for their very survival when a powerful AI computer goes rogue, and all the machines on earth rebel against their human controllers. (catalog description)
Annotation:Official site of the Department of Defense agency. Contains much information on robotics and new technologies.
Annotation:NASA’s site on robotics has great photographs and interesting information on NASA’s current robot projects.