Best Robotics Books To Read In 2023

Are you a beginner in robotics but don’t know where to start, or already an expert but looking to brush up on what’s happening in the industry? Check out our curated list of the best robotics books and ebooks to add to your reading list in 2023.  


1. Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The recent introduction of ChatGPT has rustled up the conversation of educating today’s college students, but it goes beyond just AI. Robots have become increasingly sophisticated and can have an impact on some careers students are studying- so how can we better prepare them for an automated reality? Joseph E. Aoun explains how to best approach this issue and better prepare students to adapt to inevitable change powered by automation.


2. Industrial robots and Cobots: Everything You Need to Know About Your Future Co-worker

Industrial robots had been hiding in the dark corners of production halls for a long time and few people believed that they would ever leave them. Large, clumsy machines required a great deal of knowledge to be operated and programmed. Fortunately enough, collaborative robots appeared on the market a few years ago, and they were modern, intuitive, and presented even better safety standards. They have been a trigger for a revolution that also made classic industrial robots more user-friendly.


3. Probabilistic Robotics (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series) 1st Edition 

Curious about probabilistic robotics? In this book, readers will receive an introduction to probabilistic robotics and a variety of strategies and algorithms used in the field, based on one comprehensive mathematical foundation. A new and growing field of robotics, probabilistic robotics will help to address thinking and control during moments of uncertainty for robots, giving these machines an edge in a variety of real-world scenarios. 


4. The Updated Modern Robotics 2022/2023: The Essential Guide To Robotics From Beginner to Expert

In a time where robots are trusted with more sophisticated tasks, the process of building intelligent robots is equally more intricate. This book will teach you best practices for planning and building sophisticated robots, as well as how to program them. 

As you read further, you’ll progress to learning how to add outputs and sensors, write code, and more to help you build an impressive intelligent robot that can perform basic AI operations.


5. Learn Robotics Programming: Build and control autonomous robots using Raspberry Pi 3 and Python

Learn the basic structure of a robot and how to plan, build, and program one, adding a variety of different outputs, sensors, and new building skills as you read. After building your robot, you’ll also learn how to update its systems and control it using web, phone, and Wifi to create a clever robot that can help perform basic, AI operations, utilizing Python and Raspberry Pi. 


6. Robotics: Everything You Need to Know About Robotics from Beginner to Expert

Are you a beginner in robotics, but want to dive deeper, quick? If your answer is yes, this robotics book is for you. Throughout your reading, you’ll learn the history of robotics, the 3 Rules, and meet the very first robots to be created. You’ll also cover how to build a range of robots and the “brains” behind their abilities, as well as the best materials, sensors, and hardware to build a robot from scratch. 


7. Service Robots: Advances in Research and Applications

Service robots can be found in almost every industry, but exactly how can we expect to see them used? In this book, read about real-world applications of the service robots in public relations and education, medical, agriculture, logistics, inspection and maintenance, and production processes as well as in other branches of industry. You’ll also learn about the issues of design and applications of service robots, spanning from classification to new fields including collaborative service robots (cobots) and advances in artificial intelligence.  


8. The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author Klaus Schwab discusses how the Fourth Industrial Revolution is larger and more complex than any industrial revolution before. Marked by a spectrum of new technologies (including robotics and AI) that are bringing together the physical, digital, and biological worlds, these new industrial developments are affecting every industry and economy, challenging the world to even question what it truly means to be human. 


9. The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

All over the globe, there’s a race to build computer intelligence that is as flexible as that of a human. Research facilities and universities everywhere are attempting to crack the code to find the one algorithm to help robots discover any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before a human even asks. In this book, author Pedro Domingos reveals the learning machines that help Google, Amazon, and smartphones, and covers what finding the “Master Algorithm” will mean for the world.


10. Modern Robotics: Mechanics, Planning, And Control

Explore the development of robotics through the perspective of contemporary screw theory, with multiple examples. Learn about robot physics, planning, and control from a unified explanation that empowers the reader to self-study the topic at their own pace. Instructions for writing robotics software are also included to help readers gain a better understanding of robotics mathematics.

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