Gain experience of building a next-generation collaboration robot
Get up and running with the fundamentals of robotic programming
Program a robot using Python and the Raspberry Pi 3
Learn to build a smart robot with interactive and AI-enabled behaviors
We live in an age where the most difficult human tasks are now automated. Smart and intelligent robots, which will perform different tasks precisely and efficiently, are the requirement of the hour. A combination of Raspberry Pi and Python works perfectly when making these kinds of robots.
Learn Robotics Programming starts by introducing you to the basic structure of a robot, along with how to plan, build, and program it. As you make your way through the book, you will gradually progress to adding different outputs and sensors, learning new building skills, and writing code for
interesting behaviors with sensors. You'll also be able to update your robot, and set up web, phone, and Wi-Fi connectivity in order to control it.
By the end of the book, you will have built a clever robot that can perform basic artificial intelligence (AI) operations.
What you will learn
Configure a Raspberry Pi for use in a robot
Interface motors and sensors with a Raspberry Pi
Implement code to make interesting and intelligent robot behaviors
Understand the first steps in AI behavior such as speech recognition visual processing
Control AI robots using Wi-Fi
Plan the budget for requirements of robots while choosing parts
Who this book is for
Learn Robotics Programming is for programmers, developers, and enthusiasts interested in robotics and developing a fully functional robot. No major experience required just some programming knowledge would be sufficient.
Learn how to design and develop robotic process automation solutions with Blue Prism to perform important tasks that enable value creation in your work
Develop robots with Blue Prism
Automate your work processes with Blue Prism
Learn basic skills required to train a robot for process automation
Robotic process automation is a form of business process automation where user-configured robots can emulate the actions of users. Blue Prism is a pioneer of robotic process automation software, and this book gives you a solid foundation to programming robots with Blue Prism. If you've been tasked
with automating work processes, but don't know where to start, this is the book for you!
You begin with the business case for robotic process automation, and then move to implementation techniques with the leading software for enterprise automation, Blue Prism. You will become familiar with the Blue Prism Studio by creating your first process. You will build upon this by adding pages,
data items, blocks, collections, and loops. You will build more complex processes by learning about actions, decisions, choices, and calculations. You will move on to teach your robot to interact with applications such as Internet Explorer. This can be used for spying elements that identify what
your robot needs to interact with on the screen.
You will build the logic behind a business objects by using read, write, and wait stages. You will then enable your robot to read and write to Excel and CSV files. This will finally lead you to train your robot to read and send emails in Outlook. You will learn about the Control Room, where you will
practice adding items to a queue, processing the items and updating the work status.
Towards the end of this book you will also teach your robot to handle errors and deal with exceptions. The book concludes with tips and coding best practices for Blue Prism.
What you will learn
Learn why and when to introduce robotic automation into your business processes
Work with Blue Prism Studio
Create automation processes in Blue Prism
Make use of decisions and choices in your robots
Use UI Automation mode, HTML mode, Region mode, and spying
Learn how to raise exceptions
Get the robot to deal with errors
Learn Blue Prism coding best practices
Who this book is for
The book is aimed at end users such as citizen developers who create business processes, but may not have the basic programming skills required to train a robot. No experience of BluePrism is required.