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Mastering BeagleBone Robotics by Richard Grimmett

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Preface

Robotics, the art and science of building machines that can perform some of the same functions as humans or animals, has been a part of human creative ambition since the time of the Greeks, who conceived Talos—a warrior made entirely of bronze that protected their lands and people. Leonardo da Vinci designed a mechanical knight that could sit, stand, and raise its visor. The first modern robots emerged in the 1920s—robots that could perform the same sort of simple motions as da Vinci's mechanical man through the use of electrical motors and signals.

In recent times, advances in technology have pushed the development of robots to the point of reality. Most of these projects have been created in defense department laboratories and university ...

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