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This is an AN/SPS-49 radar unit, frequently used on U.S. destroyers and other big ships, which are definitely more robotic than Mr. Spaceman but are perhaps not centralized or human-independent enough to qualify as robots.
- Idiothetic Sensors: Sensing your own state
- Allothetic Sensors: Sensing the world around you
- Communication Sensors: Technically sensors, but see dedicated Communicate section
- Sensor Drivers (the basic thinking part of sensing)
- Filtering (thinking smartly about sensing)
This is art, not a robot, but it does convey the idea of a robot or computer brain quite nicely.
- White Matter: The Hardware of Robot Brains
- Organizing Your Robot Brain
- Intro to Robotics Software
- Thinking to Sense (Measuring & Filtering)
- Thinking to Act (Control, Manipulation & Navigation)
Thinking to Communicate (or Interface?)
The Theremino Robotic Arm, part of an Italian open-source electronics project (no, not that one).
- Control Electronics & Drivers
- Control Theory, Manipulation & Navigation
- Act Codebase: Control Software & Drivers