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Robotics Demystified

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There's no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects McGraw-Hill's Demystified titles are the most efficient, interestingly written, brush-ups you can find. Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, and reinforce your knowledge and confidence. This complete self-teaching guide takes an introductory approach to robotics, guiding readers through the essential electronics, mechanics, and programming skills necessary to build their own robot.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780071436786

Robotics Research

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ISRR, the "International Symposium on Robotics Research", is one of robotics' pioneering symposia, which has established some of the field's most fundamental and lasting contributions over the past two decades. This book presents the results of the eleventh edition of "Robotics Research" ISRR03, offering a broad range of topics in robotics. The contributions provide a wide coverage of the current state of robotics research: the advances and challenges in its theoretical foundation and technology basis, and the developments in its traditional and new emerging areas of applications. The diversity, novelty, and span of the work unfolding in these areas reveal the field's increased maturity and expanded scope, and define the state of the art of robotics and its future direction.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9783540232148

Rescue Robotics

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Rescue Robotics presents the major findings of the DDT Project on robots and systems for urban search and rescue. The book discusses the development and testing of these robotic systems, and technologies including serpentine robots and traced vehicles.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9781848824737

Understanding Robotics

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Understanding Robotics is an introductory text on robotics and covers topics ranging from from the components of a robotic system, including sensors, to the industrial applications of robotics. The major factors justifying the use of robots for manufacturing are also discussed, along with the use of robots as a manufacturing tool, their impact on people, and the future of robotics. This book is comprised of eight chapters and begins with an overview of the roots of robotics and the use of robots in the manufacturing environment; advances in robot technology and typical applications of robots; reasons for using robots in the manufacturing environment; and the different manufacturing functions they perform, including visual inspection and intricate welding operations. A definition of the word ""robot"" is presented, and the impact of robots on jobs is considered. Subsequent chapters focus on the elements of a robot system, including the computer/controller, actuator power drive, and sensors; sensor applications in robotics; robotic usage by industry; economic justification of robotics; manufacturing technology and the role robotics can play in improving the United States' competitive manufacturing position; and the impact of robots on people and vice versa. The final chapter is devoted to market trends and competitiveness of the U.S. robotics industry and assesses the future prospects of robotics. This monograph should be a valuable resource for technologists and researchers interested in robots and robotics.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780123617750

Evolutionary Robotics

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This invaluable book comprehensively describes evolutionary robotics and computational intelligence, and how different computational intelligence techniques are applied to robotic system design. It embraces the most widely used evolutionary approaches with their merits and drawbacks, presents some related experiments for robotic behavior evolution and the results achieved, and shows promising future research directions. Clarity of explanation is emphasized such that a modest knowledge of basic evolutionary computation, digital circuits and engineering design will suffice for a thorough understanding of the material. The book is ideally suited to computer scientists, practitioners and researchers keen on computational intelligence techniques, especially the evolutionary algorithms in autonomous robotics at both the hardware and software levels. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Artificial Evolution Based Autonomous Robot Navigation (184 KB). Contents: Artificial Evolution Based Autonomous Robot Navigation; Evolvable Hardware in Evolutionary Robotics; FPGA-Based Autonomous Robot Navigation via Intrinsic Evolution; Intelligent Sensor Fusion and Learning for Autonomous Robot Navigation; Task-Oriented Developmental Learning for Humanoid Robots; Bipedal Walking Through Reinforcement Learning; Swing Time Generation for Bipedal Walking Control Using GA Tuned Fuzzy Logic Controller; Bipedal Walking: Stance Ankle Behavior Optimization Using Genetic Algorithm. Readership: Researchers in evolutionary robotics, and graduate and advanced undergraduate students in computational intelligence.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9789812568700

Medical Robotics

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Advances in research have led to the use of robotics in a range of surgical applications. Medical robotics: Minimally invasive surgery provides authoritative coverage of the core principles, applications and future potential of this enabling technology. Beginning with an introduction to robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS), the core technologies of the field are discussed, including localization and tracking technologies for medical robotics. Key applications of robotics in laparoscopy, neurology, cardiovascular interventions, urology and orthopaedics are considered, as well as applications for ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, vitreoretinal surgery and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). Microscale mobile robots for the circulatory system and mesoscale robots for the gastrointestinal tract are investigated, as is MRI-based navigation for in vivo magnetic microrobots. Finally, the book concludes with a discussion of ethical issues related to the use of robotics in surgery. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Medical robotics: Minimally invasive surgery is a comprehensive guide for all those working in the research, design, development and application of medical robotics for surgery. It also provides an authoritative introduction for academics and medical practitioners working in this field. Provides authoritative coverage of the core principles, applications and future potential of medical robotics Introduces robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS), including the core technologies of the field and localization and tracking technologies for medical robotics Considers key applications of robotics in laparoscopy, neurology, cardiovascular interventions, urology and orthopaedics
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780857091307

Assistive Robotics

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This book provides state-of-the-art scientific and engineering research findings and developments in the area of mobile robotics and associated support technologies around the theme of assistive robotics. The book contains peer reviewed articles presented at the CLAWAR 2015 conference. The book contains a comprehensive collection of papers on legged locomotion with numbers of legs from two upward to multi-legs, which includes robots cable of climbing walls, poles, or more complex structures such as continuing the distinctive CLAWAR themes. There are also a strong showing of articles covering human assist devices, notably exoskeletal and prosthetic devices, as well as social robots designed to meet the growing challenges of global ageing population. Contents: Plenary Presentations: Infrastructure Robotics: Opportunities and Challenges (Gamini Dissanayake); Understanding Animal Locomotion Using Bio-Inspired Robotics and Soft Robotics (Tianmiao Wang); Assistive Robots: A Behavior Adaptation Method Based on Hierarchical POMDPs (Y Tao, Y Chen, D Xu and J Zheng); Design and Control of Exoskeleton for Elderly Mobility (G Al Rezage, M O Tokhi and S K Ali); Assessing Human Robot Interaction: The Role of Long-Run Experiments (I Ferreira and J S Sequeira); Autonomous Robots: Wall Climbing Robot Motion Simulation in Non-Deterministic Area with Existing Moving Objects (V G Gradetsky, M M Knyazkov, A M Nunuparov, E A Semyonov and A N Sukhanov); Design and Implementation of a Scansorial Robot (M A H Hassan and M O Tokhi); Biologically-Inspired Systems and Solutions: A Bio-Inspired Behavior Based Bipedal Locomotion Control — B4LC Method for Bipedal Upslope Walking (J Zhao, Q Liu, S Schuetz and K Berns); Design and Implementation of a Smart Robotic Shark with Multi-Sensors (S Chen, J Yu, X Li and J Yuan); Control Algorithm for Walking Robot with Mosaic Body (A V Panchenko, I A Orlov and V E Pavlovsky); Innovative Design of Clawar: A Novel Inspection Robot Moving on High-Voltage Power Transmission Line (T Guanghong and F Lijin); Rise-Rover: A Wall-Climbing Robot with High Reliability and Load-Carrying Capacity (J Xiao, B Li, K Ushiroda and Q Song); Inspection and Innovative Sensing: An Innovative Torque Sensor Design for the Lightest Hydraulic Quadruped Robot (H Khan, F Cannella, D Caldwell and C Semini); Mapping Repetitive Structural Tunnel Environments for a Biologically Inspired Climbing Robot (G Paul, S Mao, L Liu and R Xiong); Locomotion: Application of Local Slopes in the Study of Metastable Walking (A T Safa, M Naraghi and A Alasty); A Mechanism of Particle Swarm Optimization on Motor Patterns in the B4LC System (Q Liu, J Zhao, S Schuetz and K Berns); Dynamical Analysis of Large Deflection Compliant Leg During Terrestrial Locomotion (T Fang, X Wang, Z Chen, M Xu and S Zhang); Manipulation, Intelligence and Learning for CLAWAR: Radiation Dosing Software Control of a Robot System for the Atlas Scanning Facility (H Marin-Reyes and R French); Acqui
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9789814725231

Discover Robotics

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Did you know that robots play a very large role in the lives of humans? They clean our floors, explore other worlds, and work in factories. As computers get smaller and faster, robots are growing smarter and more capable. Learn about today's most notable robots and the incredible new robots coming in the future.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction. ISBN: 9781512408096

Robotics Research

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ISRR is one of the oldest and most prestigious conferences in robotics The conference brings together leading researchers in academia, government and industry
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9781852332921

Raspberry Pi Robotics Projects

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This book is for enthusiasts who want to use the Raspberry Pi to build complex robotics projects. With the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can construct complex robotics projects that can move, talk, listen, see, swim, or fly. No previous Raspberry Pi robotics experience is assumed, but even experts will find unexpected and interesting information in this invaluable guide.
Category: Computers. ISBN: 9781785280146
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