Top 10 Robotics Books to Read in 2019

by November 15, 2019

Robotics in itself is an amalgamation of several engineering areas and skills which explores the science behind the design, manufacturing, and application of robots. With its emergence at such a wide scale, the fast pace evolution of robots ignites the craving of people for knowledge regarding its identity, working, functioning, implementations and many more.

Every day we hear about robots and their marvels in various sectors, but do you know enough about them to quench your curiosity. If the answer is NO, then here is the list of top 10 Robotics books of 2019, that will surely answer every question of yours.

Have a look and find a key to your queries.


Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
Author: Martin Ford

This book is a must to read to understand the impact of accelerating technology on the world’s economic prospects. In this book, the readers will learn about – the history of automation, analyzing present technological improvements, the role of information technology in the job fields, the risks of white-collar jobs, transforming higher education perspective for a secure future, technologies, and industries of future, super intelligence and singularity and the new economic paradigm made by technology.


Machine Vision and Navigation
Author: Oleg Sergiyenko, Wendy Flores-Fuentes, Paolo Mercorelli

This book explores the variety of perspectives on vision-based applications whose contributions are focused on optoelectronic sensors, 3D & 2D machine vision technologies, robot navigation, control schemes, motion controllers, intelligent algorithms and vision systems. The book focuses on applications of unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous and mobile robots, industrial inspection applications, and structural health monitoring.


Robotics: Everything You Need to Know About Robotics from Beginner to Expert
Author: Peter Mckinnon

If robots fascinate you and you want to build your own robot, then this book is made for you. The book explains almost all the aspects of robotics to make you an expert from a beginner. In this book readers can learn – the history of robotics, the 3 Rules, the very first robots, essential hardware components of robots: – Analog and Digital Brains, DC, Servo, and Stepper Motors, bump Sensors and Light Sensors, software basics of RoboCORE, how they can construct an Autonomous Wall Climbing Robot, materials for building their own robot, important circuit schematics, cognitive robotics, cloud robotics, and autonomous robotics.


Reinforcement Learning of Bimanual Robot Skills
Author: Adrià Colomé, Carme Torras

This book prospects all the stages and mechanisms involved in the learning of manipulation tasks by bimanual robots in unstructured settings. The first part of the book describes how to build an integrated system, capable of properly handling the kinematics and dynamics of the robot along the learning process. ‘Reinforcement Learning of Bimanual Robot Skills’ also offers practical enhancements to closed-loop inverse kinematics for redundant robots, a procedure to position the two arms to maximize workspace manipulability, and a dynamic model together with a disturbance observer to achieve compliant control and safe robot behavior.


Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff
Author: Kathy Ceceri

The book is based on the idea that anyone can build a robot. If someone is curious enough, no matter what he knows about robots, he still can build something using his everyday stuff. It is quite understandable for everyone. This book will help people move beyond the basic craft skills and materials to the latest products and tools being used by artists and inventors. Through this book, readers can learn – making an inflatable robot, programming a rag doll that blinks its cyborg’s eye, making a swarm of gliding Vibrobots, building a solar beam Wobbleboat, making their own chatbot program, making a Fibrebot, an E-textile Arduino robot and building a plotter robot.


Introduction to AI Robotics
Author: Robin R. Murphy

This book is a comprehensive survey of AI algorithms and programming organization for robot systems, combining theoretical rigor and practical applications. Readers who have thoroughly understood the covered topics will be able to design and evaluate an artificially intelligent robot for applications involving sensing, acting, planning, and learning.


Robot Modeling and Control
Author: Mark W. Spong, Seth Hutchinson, M. Vidyasagar

This book is for those who are studying or working in the field of robotics. It offers a thoroughly updated introduction to robotics. The book follows a step-by-step computational approach to help people derive and compute the forward kinematics, inverse kinematics, and Jacobians for the most common robot designs. This book provides detailed coverage of vision and visual servo control that enables people to program robots to manipulate objects sensed by cameras. Readers will learn about – mathematical modeling of robots, mechanical aspects of robots, common kinematic arrangements, rigid motions and homogenous transformation, forward and inverse kinematics, velocity kinematics, path and trajectory planning, multivariable control, geometric non-linear control, and vision-based control.


From Artificial Intelligence to Brain Intelligence
Author: Rajiv Joshi, Matt Ziegler, Arvind Kumar, Eduard Alarcon

The book aims at compiling all the materials presented by the renowned speakers in the symposium into a book format, serving as a learning tool for the audience. It contains two broad topics: general AI advances and neuromorphic computing directions.

The technical topics of the book include: Research Directions in AI algorithms and systems; An ARM perspective on hardware requirements and challenges for AI; The new Era of AI hardware; AI and the Opportunity for Unconventional Computing Platforms; Thermodynamic Computing; Brain-like cognitive engineering system; BRAINWAY and Nano – Abacus architecture: Brain-inspired Cognitive Computing using Energy-Efficient Physical Computational Structures; Algorithms and Architecture Co-Design; Applying Lessons from Nature for Today’s Computing Challenges; and Emerging Memories – RRAM Fabric for Neuromorphic Computing Applications.


Robotics: Discover The Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects (Build It Yourself)
Author: Kathy Ceceri

It is a fun and educational introduction to the exciting field of designing, building, and operating robots. The book provides step by step instructions on background material, clear explanations of how robots work, building real robot models using ordinary craft materials and parts salvaged from recycled toys and other household devices. Through this book, budding roboticists will be able to learn how to create work for robot’s hands, hydraulic arms, sensors, solar-powered robots, light-seeking robots and more.


AI, Trump, China & The Weaponization of Robotics with 5G
Author: Cyrus A Parsa, The AI Organization

‘AI, Trump, China & The Weaponization of Robotics with 5G’ will reveal the Micro-Botic Terrorism (MBT) brief submitted to Washington in the spring of 2019. The book will further expand by explaining the discovery of Bio-Digital Social Programming within the Human-Bio-Digital Network, IoT, Internet, Smart Phones, and the emerging treats of AI, Robotics, MBT, and Bio-Digital control of human beings through Artificial Intelligence. The book explores the AI & Robotics Weaponizing goals in China and the attacks on the Trump Administration with AI.