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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

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

LEGO Technic Robotics

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Building robots is a snap with LEGO Technic Robotics ! This book shows you how to use LEGO bricks and Power Functions components such as motors and remote controls to create all kinds of robots. Best of all, you don’t have to learn any programming. You just need your imagination and the expert building principles that you’ll find inside LEGO Technic Robotics. Author Mark Rollins teaches you the hows and whys of Technic project design. You’re not just snapping pieces here and there; with LEGO Technic Robotics you’re actively learning the fundamentals of good design so you can go on to create truly spectacular LEGO robot creations. From robots that run on wheels, walk on two or four legs, or move and function in ways that only you can dream up, this book will help you create your own robot army. Turn to LEGO Technic Robotics and build with real power! After you’ve mastered the techniques in this book, if you’re looking to build more creations, check out Practical LEGO Technics , also written by Mark Rollins, and discover how to build vehicles that can roll, run, and more. Please note : the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color. You can download the color diagrams in the book from http://www.apress.com/9781430249801
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9781430249801

Humanoid Robotics and Neuroscience

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Humanoid robots are highly sophisticated machines equipped with human-like sensory and motor capabilities. Today we are on the verge of a new era of rapid transformations in both science and engineeringone that brings together technological advancements in a way that will accelerate both neuroscience and robotics. Humanoid Robotics and Neuroscience: Science, Engineering and Society presents the contributions of prominent scientists who explore key aspects of the further potential of these systems. Topics include: Neuroscientific research findings on dexterous robotic hand control Humanoid vision and how understanding the structure of the human eye can lead to improvements in artificial vision Humanoid locomotion, motor control, and the learning of motor skills Cognitive elements of humanoid robots, including the neuroscientific aspects of imitation and development The impact of robots on society and the potential for developing new systems and devices to benefit humans The use of humanoid robotics can help us develop a greater scientific understanding of humans, leading to the design of better engineered systems and machines for society. This book assembles the work of scientists on the cutting edge of robotic research who demonstrate the vast possibilities in this field of research.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9781420093667

ROS Robotics By Example

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Bring life to your robot using ROS robotic applications About This Book: This book will help you boost your knowledge of ROS and give you advanced practical experience you can apply to your ROS robot platforms; This is the only book that offers you step-by-step instructions to solidify your ROS understanding and gain experience using ROS tools; From eminent authors, this book offers you a plethora of fun-filled examples to make your own quadcopter, turtlebot, and two-armed robots Who This Book Is For. If you are a robotics developer, whether a hobbyist, researchers or professional, and are interested in learning about ROS through a hands-on approach, then this book is for you. You are encouraged to have a working knowledge of GNU/Linux systems and Python. What You Will Learn: Get to know the fundamentals of ROS and apply its concepts to real robot examples; Control a mobile robot to navigate autonomously in an environment; Model your robot designs using URDF and Xacro, and operate them in a ROS Gazebo simulation; Control a 7 degree-of-freedom robot arm for visual servoing; Fly a quadcopter to autonomous waypoints; Gain working knowledge of ROS tools such as Gazebo, rviz, rqt, and Move-It; Control robots with mobile devices and controller boards In Detail. The visionaries who created ROS developed a framework for robotics centered on the commonality of robotic systems and exploited this commonality in ROS to expedite the development of future robotic systems. From the fundamental concepts to advanced practical experience, this book will provide you with an incremental knowledge of the ROS framework, the backbone of the robotics evolution. ROS standardizes many layers of robotics functionality from low-level device drivers to process control to message passing to software package management. This book provides step-by-step examples of mobile, armed, and flying robots, describing the ROS implementation as the basic model for other robots of these types. By controlling these robots, whether in simulation or in reality, you will use ROS to drive, move, and fly robots using ROS control. Style and approach. This is an easy-to-follow guide with hands-on examples of ROS robots, both real and in simulation.
Category: Computers. ISBN: 9781782175193

State Estimation for Robotics

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A modern look at state estimation, targeted at students and practitioners of robotics, with emphasis on three-dimensional applications.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9781107159396

Robotics in STEM Education

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This book describes recent approaches in advancing STEM education with the use of robotics, innovative methods in integrating robotics in school subjects, engaging and stimulating students with robotics in classroom-based and out-of-school activities, and new ways of using robotics as an educational tool to provide diverse learning experiences. It addresses issues and challenges in generating enthusiasm among students and revamping curricula to provide application focused and hands-on approaches in learning . The book also provides effective strategies and emerging trends in using robotics, designing learning activities and how robotics impacts the students' interests and achievements in STEM related subjects. The frontiers of education are progressing very rapidly. This volume brought together a collection of projects and ideas  which help us keep track of where the frontiers are moving. This book ticks lots of contemporary boxes: STEM, robotics, coding, and computational thinking among them.  Most educators interested in the STEM phenomena will find many ideas in this book which challenge, provide evidence and suggest solutions related to both pedagogy and content. Regular reference to 21st Century skills, achieved through active collaborative learning in authentic contexts, ensures the enduring usefulness of this volume. John Williams Professor of Education and Director of the STEM Education Research Group Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Category: Education. ISBN: 9783319577852

Intelligent Robotics and Applications

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The three volume set LNAI 10462, LNAI 10463, and LNAI 10464 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2017, held in Wuhan, China, in August 2017. The 235 papers presented in the three volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 310 submissions. The papers in this first volume of the set are organized in topical sections onsoft, micro-nano, bio-inspired robotics;human-machine interaction;swarm robotics; underwater robotics.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9783319652887

Field and Service Robotics

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This bookcontains the proceedings of the 10th FSR, (Field and Service Robotics) which isthe leading single-track conference on applications of robotics in challengingenvironments. The 10 th FSR was held in Toronto, Canada from 23-26June 2015.  The book contains 42full-length, peer-reviewed papers organized into a variety of topics:  Aquatic, Vision, Planetary, Aerial,Underground, and Systems. The goal ofthe book and the conference is to report and encourage the development andexperimental evaluation of field and service robots, and to generate a vibrantexchange and discussion in the community. Field robots are non-factory robots, typically mobile, that operate incomplex and dynamic environments:  on theground (Earth or other planets), under the ground, underwater, in the air or inspace.  Service robots are those thatwork closely with humans to help them with their lives.  The first FSR was held in Canberra,Australia, in 1997.  Since that firstmeeting, FSR has been held roughly every two years, cycling through Asia,Americas, Europe.  
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9783319277004
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