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    DescriptionThis revolutionary new book describes how to build an inexpensive, small-legged robot, and includes the robot kit. The book provides information on the design and control of legged robots and a curriculum for education that presents experiments and projects that illustrates what they teach. The experiments lead the reader on a tour of the current state of research in robotics. Stiquito has also been used to teach in primary, secondary, and high school curricula. The robot is intended for use as a research and educational platform to study computational sensors, subsumption architectures, neural gait control, behavior of social insects, and machine vision. The robot may be powered and controlled through a tether or autonomously with and on-board power supply and electronics. The book begins with an introduction that describes the birth of Stiquito. The chapters that follow describe the building process, its modifications, and its increased load capacity. Other chapters examine designs for simple controllers to enhance the functionality of the robot and to give the robot intelligence and SCORPIO hardware designs for performing independent, intelligent operations. The text also illustrates Stiquito's uses in education by presenting lab exercises, describing the use of nitinol in classroom experiments, and providing a robotics curriculum for undergraduates. It examines further research on the role of logic in a mobile robot's sensors, control, and locomotion; Stiquito's platform for AI; and simulation of a robot guided by vision. The book concludes with a discussion of the future for nitinol-propelled walking robots.


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    Title
    Stiquito
    Subtitle
    Design and Implementation of Nitinol-Propelled Walking Robots
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James M. Conrad, By (author) Jonathan W. Mills
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780818674082
    ISBN 10: 0818674083
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    BIC subject category V2: WZ
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.6
    BIC subject category V2: UYQ
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 629.892
    DC21: 629.892
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009070
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26320
    Libri: I-TE
    BIC subject category V2: TJFM1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC037000
    B&T Approval Code: A85163200
    DC22: 629.8/92
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TJ211.C635, TJ211 .C635 1998
    Thema V1.0: TJFM1
    Publisher
    IEEE Computer Society Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    IEEE Computer Society Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    15 December 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Los Alamitos, CA
    Back cover copy
    The Stiquito robot ia a small, inexpensive, six-legged robot that is intended for use as a research and educational tool. This book describes how to assemble and build Stiquito, provides information on the design and control of legged robots, illustrates its research uses, and includes the robot kit. The experiments in the text lead you on a tour of the current state of robotics research. The hobbyist with some digital electronics background will also find this book challenging.Stiquito: Advanced Experiments with a simple and Inexpensive Robot begins with an introduction that describes the birth of Stiquito. The chapters that follow describe the building process, its modifications, and its increased load capacity. Other chapters examine designs for simple controllers to enhance the functionality of the robot while giving the robot intelligence and hardware designs for performing independent, intelligent operations. In addition, the book examinies further research on the role of logic in a mobile robot's sensors, control, and locomotion; Stiquito's platform for AI; and simulation of a robot guided by vision. Stiquito concludes with a discussion of the future for nitinol-propelled walking robots.The Stiquito On-Line Supplement is on the web!This site, http: //computer.org/books, has additional information not found in the book.Contents: Stiquito Introduction and historyWalking RobotsControl of Walking RobotsUsing Stiquito for ResearchThe Future of Stiquito