In defence of the book

You can  probably find everything you need on the internet but it can be well hidden, here today and gone (or changed) tomorrow, sketchy or even plain wrong.  That’s why people write books!  A book’s job is to explain things from start to finish in a consistent manner – it’s all about the clear and logical development of the ideas and the connections between ideas. Of course the author’s idea of clear and logical mightn’t match yours, but that perhaps says more about the author’s inability to explain than it does your ability to understand.  The good news is that there are lots of good books to choose from. Have a browse and choose the one where the authors brain seems to be some kind of match for  yours.

Here are some books that I like on various topics related to robotics, vision, biology and the social impact of robotic.  Most of these are on my own bookshelf (or in my Kindle), and many are written by people I’ve met or know.

  • Hover over a book to see  my brief comment about the book (not all books have one yet)
  • Click  a link to take you to Amazon to browse the details.  Enjoy!

Everything

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Robot manipulator arms

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Mobile robots

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Flying robots

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Navigation theory

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Underwater robots

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Computer vision

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Biology of vision

I am still amazed at how well our eye and brain functions, here are some insights into what is going on.

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Robots, jobs, society, the future

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