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Subject: DPRG: Robot Books Update
From: Jim Brown brownjim at airmail.net
Date: Sat Nov 27 06:41:54 CST 1999

>From: Webmaster at RobotBooks.com
>Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 21:28:00 -0800 (PST)
>To: jbrown at dprg.org
>Subject: Robot Books Update
>Organization: Robot Books.com
>X-Airmail-Delivered: Fri, 26 Nov 99 23:30:22 -0600 (CST)
>X-Airmail-Spooled:   Fri, 26 Nov 99 23:30:22 -0600 (CST)
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>*****  Robot Books.com Update  *****
>************************************
>
>We have made quite a few changes to http://www.RobotBooks.com 
>since our last newsletter. When you visit us again, here are some 
>of the new things you will find:
>
>
>What's New:
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>
>(1) "Applied Robotics" With CD-ROM
>
>This book guides you through the steps of creating a small, 
>rolling robot. It is a practical, project-oriented book and 
>includes projects on the mechanical platform, DC motor control, 
>R/C servo control, sensory input, and microcontrollers. You will 
>be introduced to all the challenging aspects of robotic systems 
>including mechanical design, sensory systems, electronic control, 
>and computer software intelligence. Along the way, you'll also 
>learn about fuzzy logic, subsumption, and microcontrollers.
>
>"Applied Robotics" is now 20% off!
>
>Visit our "Hobby Robots" page for more info on this book.
>*************************************
>
>
>(2) "Microcontroller Projects with Basic Stamps" With CD-ROM
>
>This is a great way to learn about Basic Stamp programming. 
>Basic Stamp is the brand name of a microcontroller chip that is 
>widely used in the "brains" of electronic devices and robots. 
>This book teaches the principles and processes of microcontroller 
>development by demonstrating how to program the tiny Basic Stamp. 
>The companion CD-ROM contains a tool that converts the your Basic 
>program to the assembly language required to run a PIC 
>microcontroller.
>
>"Microcontroller Projects with Basic Stamps" is now 20% off!
>
>Visit our "Robot Electronics" page for more info on this book.
>*************************************
>
>
>(3) "The Electronics Pocket Handbook" 
>
>This book brings together the most important electronics charts, 
>tables, definitions and formulas in one place. It contains all 
>the component data, formulas, standards, symbols and codes 
>commonly used in electronics, plus an extensive dictionary of 
>computer and electronics terms.
>
>"The Electronics Pocket Handbook"  is now 20% off!
>
>Visit our "Robot Electronics" page for more info on this book.
>*************************************
>
>
>(4) "Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook"
>
>This book is not new, but it deserves special notice because it 
>has finally gone on sale!
>
>This is our favorite book on Mechanical design, and one of our 
>over-all favorite titles. It features an amazing collection of 
>"pre-invented" linkages, cams, gears, clutches, brakes, and 
>classical mechanisms.  The 447 large format pages with over 2300 
>illustrations make each of the devices easy to understand and 
>replicate. My copy is well worn and dog-eared from years of study 
>and use. Many of the devices are just simple combinations of 
>gears, links, chains, and levers, that are well within the 
>abilities of the Sunday garage tinkerer.  We give it our highest 
>recommendation.  Get your copy now at 20% off! 
>
>Visit our "Robot Mechanics" page for more info on this book.
>*************************************
>
>
>(5) "Cambrian Intelligence" by Rodney A. Brooks
>
>Will we build intelligent robots from the brain down, or from the 
>legs up? Rodney Brooks, the controversial director of MIT's 
>Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, is betting on the latter. 
>"Cambrian Intelligence", composed of eight papers written between 
>1985 and 1991, explores the technical and philosophical aspects 
>of behavior-based robotics, offering much for the interested mind 
>to ponder. 
>
>Visit our "Robot Minds" page for more info on this book.
>*************************************
>
>
>(6) "The Unofficial Guide to Lego Mindstorms Robots"
>
>Based on hands-on robot projects, the book features descriptions 
>of advanced mechanical techniques, programming with third-party 
>software, working with more than one kit, and sources of extra 
>parts. It goes far beyond what you'll find in the official 
>documentation.
>
>"The Unofficial Guide to Lego Mindstorms Robots" is now 20% off!
>
>Visit our "Lego Mindstorms" page for more info on this book.
>*************************************
>
>
>(7) Our subscription offer for "Robot Science & Technology" has 
>been surprisingly popular. If you have not heard about this 
>magazine, please visit our "Robot Magazines" page and take a look 
>at it. The latest issue features hobby combat robots!
>*************************************
>
>
>(8) "Extreme Machines: Incredible Robots" Video
>
>See fantastic footage of some of the worlds most advanced and 
>amazing robots including shots of Rodney Brooks, author of 
>"Cambrian Intelligence", putting "COG" through its paces; Hans 
>Moravec, author of "Robot", explaining his vision for the future 
>of robotics; a time-lapse video of Mark Tilden constructing one 
>of his simple robots in less than an hour; the Honda P5 robot, 
>which looks like a man in a robot costume, walking and climbing 
>stairs; videos of several other robots climbing (or attempting to 
>climb) stairs; a cool underwater crab-like robot; the six-leg 
>truck-sized Adaptive Suspension Vehicle featured in the book 
>"Machines that Walk"; Bart Everett, author of "Sensors for Mobile 
>Robots", and his "urban warfare" robot that packs a small caliber 
>machine gun; and get a sneak preview of NASA's 12 inch long "Nano 
>Rover", the next planetary rover that will be making big news in 
>an upcoming NASA mission!
>
>Visit our "Robot Movies" page for more info on this film.
>**************************************
>
>
>(9) New Robot Dog from ROBOTIX includes a wireless remote control 
>and four electric motors. Easy snap-together construction makes 
>this the perfect gift for the roboticist in your family! 
>
>Visit our "Kits and Toys" page for more info on this robot.
>**************************************
>
>
>(10) We have added a new line of classic collectable tin and 
>die-cast robots. Perfect stocking stuffers! See our "Kits and 
>Toys" page for details.
>**************************************
>
>
>(11) K'NEX Robot toy sale! Get your Christmas shopping done early 
>and save 20% on our line of K'NEX robots!
>**************************************
>
>Visit us at http://www.robotbooks.com
>
>If you have any suggestions or comments, please email me at:
>webmaster at robotbooks.com
>
>
>To unsubscribe reply to this email with the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the 
>subject line.
>
>
>
>Thanks,
>
>
>Carlo Bertocchini
>http://www.robotbooks.com/
>
>
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