Create the next generation of AUTONOMOUS ANDROIDS!
Construct self-governing 'droids that display physiologically correct behaviors. Co-written by experts in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and medicine, Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots features low-cost DIY projects that translate human physiology into cybernetics. Teach your creations to maneuver with an arsenal of behaviors, respond to stimuli, talk, and listen. This practical, inventive guide even shows how to realistically simulate emotion and aging in your robots.
Understand cybernetic and robotics principles
Work with programmable microcontrollers
Choose and wire sensors, actuators, and servos
Program dazzling reflex arcs and behavior loops
Enable your automatons to speak and hear
Build beating hearts and limbs with flowing veins
Create breathing patterns that respond to triggers
Mimic humanoid feelings and facial expressions
Use prototyping kits and testing devices