A. BURT’s Gotchas

actuator The motors or devices that power the moving parts of the robot; an actuator could be electric, battery powered, hydraulic, or pneumatic.

agent An entity that can sense or perceive the environment and interact or change the environment in some way. In this book a robot is an agent.

agent-oriented programming The process of composing a list of instructions suitable to be executed by an agent. Robot programming is a form of agent-oriented programming.

android An autonomous robot with a human appearance that has an artificial intelligence–driven controller.

Arduino An open source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects.

ARM Advanced RISC Machine. ...

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