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Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots by Thomas Talbot, Bryan Bergeron

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Introduction

Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots takes a unique, fun approach to learning about embedded systems, robotics, and electronics by using the human body as the focus of discussion. Sure, robotic crawlers and carpet roamers are cool platforms for experimentation, but most are cold, lifeless creations that are hard for people to relate to. Humans, in contrast, have complex reflexes, from hearts that beat at different rates based on stress to pupils that adjust to ambient light levels. If you want to take the first step in making your robots closer to humans, then this book is for you.

The inspiration for this book stems in part from the vision of great science fiction writers and in part from our experience developing human cybernetic ...

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