Table of Contents
   Timeline
   Introduction: The World of Roboticsp. 1
   Development of Roboticsp. 11
   Housing: Robot Bodiesp. 27
   Actuators: Making Robots Movep. 38
   Effectors: How Robots Do Thingsp. 55
   Sensors: How Robots Know What's Going Onp. 68
   Controllers: How Robots Thinkp. 85
   Al, Social Robots, and the Future of Roboticsp. 104
   Glossary
   Resources
   Index