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By Charles M. Bergren

This paintings appears lower than the hood of all robot initiatives, stimulating lecturers, scholars, and hobbyists to benefit extra concerning the gamut of parts linked to keep an eye on platforms and robotics. It bargains a different presentation in supplying either conception and philosophy in a technical but exciting method.

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FIGURE 2-1 Crickets are “smarter” than many computers. CONTROL SYSTEMS 21 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ The truth is, the human brain is capable of massive calculations, far more than the average huge computer. If you doubt this, consider the game of chess, in which humans have been beating computers for years. Computers designed for chess are only now catching up. But remember, chess is a game that a computer can at least digest easily, so the designers can optimize the computations. Most of life is much more complex than chess.

5 ϫ K ϫ x2 where x is the compression distance. Note this equation only works for smaller values of x because an overly compressed spring becomes nonlinear and runs out of springiness. K is the spring constant; a bigger, stronger spring has a larger K value. 5 ϫ m ϫ v2 ■ where m is the mass, which will be described later in the book. v is the velocity. Note that a moving mass might not just be moving linearly. It might also be rotating. As such, you can model the energy of both motions separately.

I can surely rely upon you to turn the page when my words run off this page to the next. You are very predictable that way and you follow the western standard of page turning, as does every school kid in the country. 19 Copyright 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click Here for Terms of Use. 20 CHAPTER TWO ■ ■ ■ Every toilet has a control mechanism for refilling the tank with the appropriate amount of water, and reliability is paramount. The average toaster is great at browning bread in a repeatable manner.

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