13 Must Read Robotics Books in 2024

Introduction to Robotics" by John J. Craig (5th Edition): This classic textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to all the major areas of robotics, from robot mechanics and kinematics to robot control and programming 

Robot Programming: 

 A Gentle Introduction" by Kevin M. Lynch and Frank C. Park (2nd Edition): This hands-on book introduces the fundamentals of robot programming using the Python programming language and the V-REP robotics simulator 

"The Robotics Primer" by Maja J. Matarić: 

 This engaging book explores the fascinating world of robots, from their history and design to their potential impact on society.

Modern Robotics:  

Mechanics, Planning, and Control" by Bruno Siciliano, Lorenzo Sciavicco, Luca Villani, and Giuseppe Oriolo: This comprehensive textbook covers a wide range of advanced robotics topics, including manipulator kinematics, dynamics, and control, motion planning, and path planning.

"Robot Manipulator Dynamics and Control" by Mark W. Spong, Seth Hutchinson, and M. Vidyasagar: This hands-on book provides a practical introduction to the modeling, control, and design of robot manipulators 

"Robotics, Vision, and Control:  

Fundamental Algorithms in MATLAB" by Peter Corke: This book introduces the fundamentals of robotics, vision, and control using MATLAB programming examples.


Modeling, Planning, and Control" by Bruno Siciliano and Oussama Khatib: This comprehensive book covers a wide range of advanced robotics topics, including legged robots, aerial robots, and underwater robots.

Probabilistic Robotics" by Sebastian Thrun, Wolfram Burgard, and Dieter Fox: This book introduces the theory and algorithms of probabilistic robotics, which deals with robots that operate in uncertain environments 

Planning, Scheduling, and Monitoring for Robot Control" by Nabil Mansour and Lionel Boyer: This book introduces the theory and algorithms for planning, scheduling, and monitoring robot control systems.

"Robot Ethics:  

The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics" by Patrick Lin, George Bekey, and Ronald Arkin: This book explores the ethical and social implications of robotics, such as the potential impact of robots on jobs, privacy, and safety.

"The Second Machine Age:  

Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies" by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee: This book examines the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on the economy and society, and discusses how we can prepare for the changes ahead.

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" by Max Tegmark: This book explores the potential for artificial intelligence to surpass human intelligence, and the challenges this could pose for humanity 

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