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Learning about Intelligent Robots
This book is geared towards students, teachers, hobbyists and researchers interested in intelligent robots. It will help you in understanding what robots are, what they can do for you, and most interestingly how to program them. It includes two parts: a short theoretical part and a longer practical part. The practical part is decomposed in one chapter about the computer configuration and five chapters of exercises corresponding to five levels of difficulty (see the next section). It relies on the Webots simulation software and the e-puck robot. After reading this book, you should be able to design your own intelligent robots.