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Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots

Book Description

Create the next generation of AUTONOMOUS ANDROIDS!Construct self-governing droids that display physiologically correct behaviors.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. About the Authors
  6. Contents
  7. Introduction
  8. 1 Reflex Arc
    1. Biological Basis
    2. Relevance to Android Designs
    3. Simple Reflex Arc Experiments
    4. Modifications
    5. Gremlins
    6. Search Terms
  9. 2 Behavior Chains
    1. Biological Basis
    2. Relevance to Android Designs
    3. Behavior-Chain Experiments
    4. Modifications
    5. Gremlins
    6. Search Terms
  10. 3 Homeostasis
    1. Biological Basis
    2. Relevance to Androids
    3. Thermal Homeostasis Simulator
    4. Modifications
    5. Bonus Project: PID Control of Electric Heating Pad
    6. Gremlins
    7. Search Terms
  11. 4 Light and Vision
    1. Biological Basis and Pupillary Light Reflex
    2. Simple Light-Reflex Experiment
    3. Creating Dynamic Eyes
    4. A Set of Animated Eyes
    5. Animated Eyes That Respond to Light
    6. Project: Mark 54 Pupil Examination Simulator
    7. Light Tracking and Object Examination
    8. The Light-Tracking Examination
    9. Summary
  12. 5 All Ears
    1. Biological Basis
    2. Relevance to Android Designs
    3. Sound-Localization Experiments
    4. Modifications
    5. Gremlins
    6. Search Terms
  13. 6 A Heartbeat Away
    1. Biological Basis
    2. Relevance to Android Designs
    3. Heart Sound Simulators
    4. Lung Sound Simulator
    5. Coordinated Heart and Lung Sound Simulators
    6. Gremlins
    7. Search Terms
  14. 7 If It Bleeds, Can We Kill It?
    1. Biological Basis
    2. Relevance to Android Designs
    3. Cardiac Pulse Simulator
    4. Modifications
    5. Integration with Heart and Breath Sound Simulators
    6. Gremlins
    7. Search Terms
  15. 8 Simply a Matter of Time
    1. Muscular Strength and Aging
    2. Heart Recovery Rate and Fitness Level
    3. Gremlins
    4. Search Terms
  16. 9 Affect and Expression
    1. High-Fidelity Approaches
    2. Low-Fidelity Approaches to Androids
    3. Servo Smiles
    4. Speech Synthesis
    5. EMIC-2 Command Set
    6. Simple Speech Demonstration
    7. Expressive Voices with the Epson Parser
    8. Expressive Voices with the DECTalk Parser
    9. Building an Expressive Android
    10. Tatrick Expresses Itself
    11. Demo 1: Normal Greeting with Multicolor Eyes
    12. Demo 2: Evil Robot
    13. Demo 3: That Confused Kid
    14. Demo 4: The Drunken Robot
    15. Demo 5: The Wise Sage
    16. Demo 6: The Patient with Patience
    17. Summary
  17. Resources
    1. Arduino-Compatible Microcontrollers
    2. Prototyping Supplies
    3. Hardware
    4. Displays
    5. Sensors
    6. Servos
    7. Turrets
    8. Robot Arms
    9. Shields
    10. Arduino Technical Resources
    11. Combat Lifesaving and High-Fidelity Robots
  18. Index