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Best Robotics Books Everyone Should Read

Our list of some of the best Robotics books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.


 Best Robotics Books Everyone Should ReadNamed to the 2012 Chicago Public Library’s "Best of the Best" Reading List for Informational Books for Older Readers, Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future is a fun and educational introduction to the exciting field of designing, building, and operating robots.
Author(s): Kathy Ceceri, Sam Carbaugh

Learn Robotics Programming: Build and control autonomous robots using Raspberry Pi 3 and Python (2018)

 Best Robotics Books Everyone Should ReadWe live in an age where the most difficult human tasks are now automated. Smart and intelligent robots, which will perform different tasks precisely and efficiently, are the requirement of the hour. A combination of Raspberry Pi and Python works perfectly when making these kinds of robots. Learn Robotics Programming starts by introducing you to the basic structure of a robot, along with how to plan, build, and program it.
Author(s): Danny Staple

Practical Electronics for Inventors (2016)

 Best Robotics Books Everyone Should ReadA Fully Updated, No Nonsense Guide to ElectronicsAdvance your electronics knowledge and gain the skills necessary to develop and construct your own functioning gadgets. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and dedicated hobbyists, Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, lays out the essentials and provides step by step instructions, schematics, and illustrations.
Author(s): Paul Scherz, Simon Monk

National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics: All the Photos, Facts, and Fun to Make You Race for Robots (2016)

 Best Robotics Books Everyone Should ReadThey fix spacecraft, dance, tell jokes, and even clean your carpet! From the tiniest robo-bees to gigantic factory machines, robotics is all around you. This technology isn’t just for science-fiction anymore — it’s real and more relevant than ever. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won’t stop until they’ve learned everything there is to know about robotics.
Author(s): Jennifer Swanson

Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi: Build and Code Your Own Moving, Sensing, Thinking Robots (2019)

 Best Robotics Books Everyone Should ReadLearn Robotics with Raspberry Pi will take you from inexperienced maker to robot builder. You’ll start off building a two-wheeled robot powered by a Raspberry Pi minicomputer and then program it using Python, the world’s most popular programming language. Gradually, you’ll improve your robot by adding increasingly advanced functionality until it can follow lines, avoid obstacles, and even recognize objects of a certain size and color using computer vision.
Author(s): Matt Timmons-Brown

The Future of Leadership: Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (2017)

 Best Robotics Books Everyone Should ReadIs Artificial Intelligence (AI) our greatest existential threat?  Will AI take your Job? Is Privacy dead? Is Universal Basic Income a viable  strategy or just a temporary bandage? Will AI solve all our problems? Will it make us happier? We can’t put the genie back in the bottle once it’s out. If we don't candidly answer the pertinent questions, we will only paint a false picture.We are standing at a crucial and pivotal point in history.
Author(s): Brigette Tasha Hyacinth

Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit, Age 8 ()

 Best Robotics Books Everyone Should ReadProduct Description LEGO Chain Reactions is packed full of ideas, instructions, and inspiration for 10 LEGO machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Each machine alone is awesome, but put them together and you get incredible chain reactions. Then, combine the machines in any order you like to create your own chain reactions.
Author(s): Ships to Thailand

Robotics, Vision and Control: Fundamental Algorithms In MATLAB, Second Edition (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics) (2017)

 Best Robotics Books Everyone Should ReadRobotic vision, the combination of robotics and computer vision, involves the application of computer algorithms to data acquired from sensors. The research community has developed a large body of such algorithms but for a newcomer to the field this can be quite daunting. For over 20 years the author has maintained two open-source MATLAB® Toolboxes, one for robotics and one for vision.
Author(s): Peter Corke

A Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation (1994)

 Best Robotics Books Everyone Should ReadA Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation presents a mathematical formulation of the kinematics, dynamics, and control of robot manipulators. It uses an elegant set of mathematical tools that emphasizes the geometry of robot motion and allows a large class of robotic manipulation problems to be analyzed within a unified framework.
Author(s): Richard M. Murray, Zexiang Li

Your Guide to excel in FIRST Tech Challenge: Robot Architecture, Design, Programming and Game Strategies (2018)

 Best Robotics Books Everyone Should ReadCoaches Sanjeev and Rajeev have coached teams that made it to all levels of robotics championship including FIRST competitions (FLL, FTC) and VEX from the states of Washington and Texas. This book describes design principles, programming ideas and strategies which have helped their teams excel at all levels of progression, with flying colors.
Author(s): Rajeev Dwivedi, Sanjeev Dwivedi

Best Robotics Books Everyone Should Read

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Recent Developments in Automatic Control Systems

Author(s): Yuriy P. Kondratenko, Vsevolod M. Kuntsevich, Arkadii A. Chikrii, Vyacheslav F. Gubarev
ID: 3536603, Publisher: River Publishers, Year: 2023, Size: 18 Mb, Format: pdf

Human-Friendly Robotics 2022: HFR: 15th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics

Author(s): Pablo Borja, Cosimo Della Santina, Luka Peternel, Elena Torta
ID: 3580613, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 35 Mb, Format: pdf

Robotics for sustainable future : CLAWAR 2021

Author(s): M. O. Tokhi (editor); Manuel F. Silva (editor); Khaled Goher (editor); Daisuke Chugo (editor); Taro Nakamura (editor)
ID: 3078434, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 77 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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