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MindTap® Mechanical Engineering, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Dinwiddie's Basic Robotics, 1st Edition

  • Keith Dinwiddie Ozarks Technical Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1305496442  |  ISBN-13: 9781305496446
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $194.00
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MindTap Mechanical Engineering for Dinwiddie, Basic Robotics, First Edition is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. The MindTap for Basic Robotics includes a fully interactive robotic arm simulation that is controlled by a highly realistic teach pendant. Set in a factory, the simulation has a variety of engaging practical applications that provide students with real-world experience in a safe, controlled environment. Animations bring other facets of the robotics industry to life, including a harmonic drive gear, cylindrical robot, and more. Gradable learning activities are integrated throughout the unique learning path to assess student skill mastery and progress. Personalized teaching becomes yours through a Learning Path built with key student objectives and your syllabus in mind. Control what students see and when they see it. Relevant readings, multimedia, and activities are designed to take students up the levels of learning, from basic knowledge to analysis and application. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion rates.

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The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

1. History of Robotics.
2. Safety.
3. Classification.
4. Components of the Robot.
5. End of Arm Tooling.
6. Sensors and Vision.
7. Peripheral Systems.
8. Operation.
9. Programming.
10. Repairing.
11. Justifying the Use of the Robot.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305496450 | ISBN-13: 9781305496453

    List Price = $194.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.50

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Keith Dinwiddie

Keith E. Dinwiddie is the Technical Education Extension Specialist/Instructor at Ozarks Technical Community College where he has been teaching industrial maintenance and robotics classes full time since fall 2007. Previously, he worked in industry as an industrial maintenance technician while teaching as an adjunct instructor. He also has prior military experience maintaining Huey helicopters. A FANUC Certified Education Robot Training (CERT) instructor for both programming and vision systems, Dinwiddie has experience with various robotic systems, including Panasonic, Mitsubishi, NAO, LEGO Mindstorms NXT and hobby robotic systems.