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JavaScript Robotics
JavaScript Robotics is on the rise. Rick Waldron, the lead author of this book and creator of the Johnny-Five platform, is at the forefront of this movement. Johnny-Five is an open source JavaScript Arduino programming framework for robotics. This book brings together fifteen innovative programmers, each creating a unique Johnny-Five robot step-by-step, and offering tips and tricks along the way. Experience with JavaScript is a prerequisite.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9781457186950

Medical Robotics
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

Understanding Robotics
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

Robotics Research
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

Assistive Robotics
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

Evolutionary Robotics
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

Intelligent Robotics and Applications
This three volume set LNAI 9244, 9245, and 9246 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2015, held in Portsmouth, UK, in August 2015. The 61 papers included in the second volume are organized in topical sections on man-machine interaction; robot design, development and control; navigation and planning; robot motion analysis and planning; medical robot; prototyping; and manufacturing.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9783319228754

Microscale Soft Robotics
This book presents the technological basics and applications of small-scale (mm to sub-mm in length-scales) soft robots and devices, written for researchers in both academia and industry. Author Jaeyoun Kim presents technological motivations, enabling factors, and examples in an inter-linked fashion, making it easy for readers to understand and explore how microscale soft robots are a solution to researchers in search of technological platforms for safe, human-friendly biomedical devices. A compact and timely introduction, this book summarizes not only the enabling factors for soft robots and MEMS devices, but also provides a survey of progress in the field and looks to the future in terms of the material, design, and application aspects this technology demonstrates.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9783319502854

ROS Robotics Projects
Build a variety of awesome robots that can see, sense, move, and do a lot more using the powerful Robot Operating System About This Book Create and program cool robotic projects using powerful ROS libraries Work through concrete examples that will help you build your own robotic systems of varying complexity levels This book provides relevant and fun-filled examples so you can make your own robots that can run and work Who This Book Is For This book is for robotic enthusiasts and researchers who would like to build robot applications using ROS. If you are looking to explore advanced ROS features in your projects, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and programming concepts is assumed. What You Will Learn Create your own self-driving car using ROS Build an intelligent robotic application using deep learning and ROS Master 3D object recognition Control a robot using virtual reality and ROS Build your own AI chatter-bot using ROS Get to know all about the autonomous navigation of robots using ROS Understand face detection and tracking using ROS Get to grips with teleoperating robots using hand gestures Build ROS-based applications using Matlab and Android Build interactive applications using TurtleBot In Detail Robot Operating System is one of the most widely used software frameworks for robotic research and for companies to model, simulate, and prototype robots. Applying your knowledge of ROS to actual robotics is much more difficult than people realize, but this title will give you what you need to create your own robotics in no time! This book is packed with over 14 ROS robotics projects that can be prototyped without requiring a lot of hardware. The book starts with an introduction of ROS and its installation procedure. After discussing the basics, you'll be taken through great projects, such as building a self-driving car, an autonomous mobile robot, and image recognition using deep learning and ROS. You can find ROS robotics applications for beginner, intermediate, and expert levels inside! This book will be the perfect companion for a robotics enthusiast who really wants to do something big in the field. Style and approach This book is packed with fun-filled, end-to-end projects on mobile, armed, and flying robots, and describes the ROS implementation and execution of these models.
Category: Computers. ISBN: 9781783554713

Basics of Robotics
This volume contains the basic concepts of modern robotics, basic definitions, systematics of robots in industry, service, medicine and underwater activity. Important information on walking and mili-walking machines are included as well as possible applications of microrobots in medicine, agriculture, underwater activity.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9783211831502
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