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MindTap Mechanical Engineering for Basic Robotics 1st Edition

Keith Dinwiddie

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Overview

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.

Keith Dinwiddie, Ozarks Technical Community College

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.
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  • Contol what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, googledocs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times – both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
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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  • ISBN-10: 1305496442
  • ISBN-13: 9781305496446
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Student Activities Manual

ISBN: 9781285422787
Providing an excellent introduction, BASIC ROBOTICS equips students with a solid foundation in the industrial robot system and establishes a framework of understanding that is essential for entering the robotics industry. The text begins with an exploration of the fascinating technological history that led to the modern robot, starting with events from Before the Common Era and ending with a glimpse of what the robots of tomorrow might become. From there the text explores safety, various parts of the robot, tooling, power transmission systems, the basics of programming, troubleshooting, maintenance, and much more. Engaging photos highlight various robotic systems and their parts, while stories of real-world events bring text concepts to life. This innovative First Edition incorporates many of the initiatives of STEM and is the culmination of lessons learned from Keith Dinwiddie's years of teaching robotics in various formats-from the traditional classroom to the industrial production floor with systems ranging from the LEGO Mindstorms NXT to the FANUC robot.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Activities Manual

ISBN: 9781285422787
The student activities manual is design to help you retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions; key-term definition queries; and multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true-or-false problems.