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Robot Builder's Bonanza, 4th Edition, 4th Edition by Gordon McComb

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Chapter 47Interacting with Your Creation

Robots are like children—occasionally they just like talking back. Using any of several feedback techniques, your robot can communicate back to you, so you know that your programming is working the way it should. Several easy-to-implement feedback techniques are covered in this chapter.

There’s another aspect of robot-to-human interaction, bridging that psychological gap between machine and person. You can draw in human spectators by using movement, sound, lights, and color. Previous chapters dealt with providing movement and sound; in these pages you’ll learn some simple techniques to add pizzazz and flair (15 pieces or otherwise) to your robot. The more personal your bot is, the more others will take ...

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