Cameron Hughes, Tracey Hughes, Bob Kramer, Trevor Watkins
CREATE YOUR OWN SYNCHRONIZED ROBOT ARMY!
PLAN, DESIGN, ASSEMBLE, AND
PROGRAM ROBOT SQUADS THAT COMMUNICATE and cooperate with each other
to accomplish together what they can’t do individually.
Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and
Bluetooth shows you how to construct a team capability
matrix (TCM) and use the Bluetooth Robotic-Oriented Network (BRON)
so your robot teams can share sensors, actuators, end effectors,
motor power, and programs.
Find out how the Bluetooth communications protocol works and how
to program Bluetooth in NXT-G, NXC, LabVIEW, and Java.
Learn how to send and receive Bluetooth messages, data, and
commands among robots, between a robot and a computer, and between
an Android smart phone and a robot.
Through teamwork, your robots will be able to accomplish amazing
STEP-BY-STEP ROBOT TEAM PROJECTS IN THE BOOK INCLUDE:
* Crime Scene Investigation Robot Team * Robot Convoy * Rubik's
LEARN HOW TO:
- Coordinate multiple robots to work together as a team to
- Combine two or more microcontrollers to make a single,
- Take advantage of sensor and actuator capabilities in a
- Establish goals and teamwork strategies for your robots
- Control your robot teams with NXT-G Bluetooth bricks and
LabVIEW for NXT Bluetooth VI
- Activate your team using a smart phone
- Give your team of robots Java power with leJOS
- Use Java on the Linux and Darwin operating systems
Watch video demonstrations of the projects and download code
and examples in multiple languages (NXT-G, Java, LabVIEW, and
NXC) from the book's companion website.
It Takes Two to Tango
Bluetooth for MINDSTORMS NXT: A Closer
One for All and All for One
Creating a Team of Movers and Shakers
Bluetooth Programming in NXT-G and
Robot Environments, Teamwork
Strategies, and Goals
Give Your Team of Robots Java Power
Got Linux and Darwin on Your Team of
Advanced Teamwork: One for All!
Together We Stand: The Robot Convoy
The CSI Project
Standard Java Classes for LeJOS
Bluetooth Robotic-Oriented Network (BRON)
Cameron Hughes is a professional software developer with
over fifteen years of experience. He is a staff programmer/analyst
at Youngstown State University and a software epistemologist for
Tracey Hughes is a senior software and graphics programmer
at Ctest Laboratories where she develops information and epistemic
visualization software. Both Cameron and Tracey Hughes are long time
robot enthusiasts with a collection of over 100 robots.
They have sponsored and participated in local robot competitions
and robot programming workshops for the Lego NXT and RS Media
platforms through their local ACM chapter. Cameron and Tracey are
the authors of seven books on software development, multithreaded
programming, and parallel programming in C++.
Bob Kramer has been a full-time Computer Science Professor
at Youngstown State University. Bob's research interests include
using Lego robotics as a tool to teach computer science concepts, as
well as the development and extension of programming tools for Lego
robots. He has helped extend the nxtOSEK environment to enable C++
programs to execute on the NXT platform, and has developed an
interface for a third-party sensor in the LeJOS environment.
Bob Kramer has used Lego robotics to teach basic programming
concepts in summer enrichment programs for high school students. He
has spoken at numerous workshops about robot design and pedagogical
uses of robots.
Trevor Watkins is a network communications and system
integrations specialist. He is currently the Technology Manager at
the Wadsworth Public Library, where he designs, integrates, and
administers all aspects of the library's network and information
Trevor is an adjunct professor in the Computer Science and
Information Systems Department at Youngstown State University, where
he teaches high level programing languages and computer networks. He
has been a robot hobbyist for over 20 years with the past 5 years
dedicated to NXT-Mindstorms, Vex and Arduino-based robot kits, and
consults with local high school robotics teams.