Practical Robotics in C++

Lloyd Brombach

SKU: 9789389423471

Rs. 1,040

ISBN: 9789389423464
eISBN: 9789389423471
Authors: Lloyd Brombach
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: January 2021
Pages: 505
Dimension: 7.50 x 9.25
Book Type: Paperback

Practical Robotics in C++ teaches the complete spectrum of Robotics, right from the setting up a computer for a robot controller to putting power to the wheel motors. The book brings you the workshop knowledge of the electronics, hardware, and software for building a mobile robot platform. 

You will learn how to use sensors to detect obstacles, how to train your robot to build itself a map and plan an obstacle-avoiding path, and how to structure your code for modularity and interchangeability with other robot projects. Throughout the book, you can experience the demonstrations of  complete coding of robotics with the use of simple and clear C++ programming.

In addition, you will explore how to leverage the Raspberry Pi GPIO hardware interface pins and existing libraries to make an incredibly capable machine on the most affordable computer platform ever.


Learn how to build and program real autonomous robots


  • Simplified coverage on fundamentals of building a robot platform.
  • Learn to program Raspberry Pi for interacting with hardware.
  • Cutting-edge coverage on autonomous motion, mapping, and path planning algorithms for      advanced robotics. 


  • Write code for the motor drive controller.
  • Build a Map from Lidar Data.
  • Write and implement your own autonomous path-planning algorithm.
  • Write code to send path waypoints to the motor drive controller autonomously.
  • Get to know more about robot mapping and navigation.


This book is most suitable for C++ programmers who have keen interest in robotics and hardware programming. All you need is just a good understanding of C++ programming to get the most out of this book.

  1. Choose and Set Up a Robot Computer
  2. GPIO Hardware Interface Pins Overview and Use
  3. The Robot Platform
  4. Types of Robot Motors and Motor Control
  5. Communication with Sensors and other Devices
  6. Additional Helpful Hardware
  7. Adding the Computer to Control your Robot
  8. Robot Control Strategy
  9. Coordinating the Parts
  10. Maps for Robot Navigation
  11. Robot Tracking and Localization
  12. Autonomous Motion
  13. Autonomous Path Planning
  14. Wheel Encoders for Odometry
  15. Ultrasonic Range Detectors
  16. IMUs: Accelerometers, Gyroscopes, and Magnetometers
  17. GPS and External Beacon Systems
  18. LIDAR Devices and Data
  19. Real Vision with Cameras
  20. Sensor Fusion
  21. Building and Programming an Autonomous Robot

Lloyd Brombach is a controls engineer, programmer, and long-time electronics and robotics enthusiast.  He has competed at robotics events such as the NASA-funded 2007 Lunar Regolith Excavation Challenge and recently the 27th Intelligent Ground Vehicle Challenge. He is committed to making contributions to the robotics field that future roboticists and robot-owners will benefit from for years to come.

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