ComputingWRobots(June08)

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Unformatted text preview: Learning Computing With Robots Edited By Deepak Kumar Institute For Personal Robots in Education www.roboteducation.org June 2008 i Contributors This text is an outcome of work done under the auspices of the Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE). IPRE was created to explore the use of personal robots in education with primary funding from Microsoft Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Bryn Mawr College. This text would not have been possible without the hardware, software, and course materials that have led to the development of this text. Several people have directly or indirectly contributed to the material in this text. We list them below in alphabetical order. Ben Axelrod, Georgia Institute of Technology Tucker Balch, Georgia Institute of Technology Douglas Blank, Bryn Mawr College Natasha Eilbert, Bryn Mawr College Ashley Gavin, Bryn Mawr College Gaurav Gupta, Georgia Institute of Technology Mansi Gupta, Bryn Mawr College Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology Jared Jackson, Microsoft Research Ben Johnson, Georgia Institute of Technology Deepak Kumar, Bryn Mawr College Marwa Nur Muhammad, Bryn Mawr College Keith O’Hara, Georgia Institute of Technology Shikha Prashad, Bryn Mawr College Richard Roberts, Georgia Institute of Technology Learning Computing With Robots ii Jay Summet, Georgia Institute of Technology Monica Sweat, Georgia Institute of Technology Stewart Tansley, Microsoft Research Daniel Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology Learning Computing With Robots iii Contents Chapter 1 The World of Robots 1 Chapter 2 Personal Robots 19 Chapter 3 Building Brains 39 Chapter 4 Sensing From Within 65 Chapter 5 Sensing The World 89 Chapter 6 Insect ‐ Like Behaviors 119 Chapter 7 Control Paradigms 147 Chapter 8 Sights & Sounds 175 Learning Computing With Robots iv Chapter 9 Image Processing & Perception 203 Chapter 10 Artificial Intelligence 231 Chapter 11 Computers & Computation 243 Chapter 12 Fast, Cheap & Out of Control 279 Myro Overview 291 Python Overview 303 Notes_________________________________________________311 1 The World of Robots I wouldn't ever want them to be brought back to Earth. We built them for Mars, and Mars is where they should stay. But Spirit and Opportunity have become more than just machines to me. The rovers are our surrogates, our robotic precursors to a world that, as humans, we're still not quite ready to visit.-: Steve Squyres in Roving Mars , Hyperion, 2005. Mars Rover. Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL ‐ Caltech Chapter 1 2 The rim of Victoria Crater on Mars. The rover Opportunity has been superimposed on the crater rim to show scale. Photo courtesy of JPL/NASA/Cornell University, October, 2006....
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