1. What is a robot? 2. Where do robots come from? 3. What's in a robot? 4. Arms, legs, wheels, tracks, and really drives them 5. Move it! 6. Grasping at straws 7. What's going on? 8. Switch on ghe light 9. Sonars, lasers, and cameras 10. Stay in control 11. The building bolcks of control 12. What's in your head? 13. Think hard, act later 14. Don't think, react! 15. Think and act separately, in parallel 16. Think the way you act 17. Making your robot behave 18. When the unexpected happens 19. Going places 20. Go, team! 21. Things keep getting better 22. Where to next?
Published by MIT Press on 03/23/2019
Book details: 306 pages.
A modern and unified treatment of the mechanics, planning, and control of robots, suitable for a first course in robotics.
Published by Cambridge University Press on 05/25/2017
Book details: 544 pages.
As the capability and utility of robots has increased dramatically with new technology, robotic systems can perform tasks that are physically dangerous for humans, repetitive in nature, or require increased accuracy, precision, and sterile conditions to radically minimize human error. The Robotics and Automation Handbook addresses the major aspects of designing, fabricating, and enabling robotic systems and their various applications. It presents kinetic and dynamic methods for analyzing robotic systems, considering factors such as force and torque. From these analyses, the book develops several controls approaches, including servo actuation, hybrid control, and trajectory planning. Design aspects include determining specifications for a robot, determining its configuration, and utilizing sensors and actuators. The featured applications focus on how the specific difficulties are overcome in the development of the robotic system. With the ability to increase human safety and precision in applications ranging from handling hazardous materials and exploring extreme environments to manufacturing and medicine, the uses for robots are growing steadily. The Robotics and Automation Handbook provides a solid foundation for engineers and scientists interested in designing, fabricating, or utilizing robotic systems.
Published by CRC Press on 10/03/2018
Book details: 608 pages.
Published by I-Tech on 03/23/2019
Book details: 784 pages.
Proceedings from the third annual Robotics: Science and Systems conference, presenting state-of-the-art research on the foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and robotics systems.
Published by MIT Press on 03/23/2019
Book details: 317 pages.
Robotic engineering inspired by biology—biomimetics—has many potential applications: robot snakes can be used for rescue operations in disasters, snake-like endoscopes can be used in medical diagnosis, and artificial muscles can replace damaged muscles to recover the motor functions of human limbs. Conversely, the application of robotics technology to our understanding of biological systems and behaviors—biorobotic modeling and analysis—provides unique research opportunities: robotic manipulation technology with optical tweezers can be used to study the cell mechanics of human red blood cells, a surface electromyography sensing system can help us identify the relation between muscle forces and hand movements, and mathematical models of brain circuitry may help us understand how the cerebellum achieves movement control. Biologically Inspired Robotics contains cutting-edge material—considerably expanded and with additional analysis—from the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). These 16 chapters cover both biomimetics and biorobotic modeling/analysis, taking readers through an exploration of biologically inspired robot design and control, micro/nano bio-robotic systems, biological measurement and actuation, and applications of robotics technology to biological problems. Contributors examine a wide range of topics, including: A method for controlling the motion of a robotic snake The design of a bionic fitness cycle inspired by the jaguar The use of autonomous robotic fish to detect pollution A noninvasive brain-activity scanning method using a hybrid sensor A rehabilitation system for recovering motor function in human hands after injury Human-like robotic eye and head movements in human–machine interactions A state-of-the-art resource for graduate students and researchers in the fields of control engineering, robotics, and biomedical engineering, this text helps readers understand the technology and principles in this emerging field.
Published by CRC Press on 04/19/2016
Book details: 340 pages.
This book presents the results of an assessment of the state of robotics in Japan, South Korea, Western Europe and Australia and a comparison of robotics R&D programs in these countries with those in the United States. The comparisons include areas like robotic vehicles, space robotics, service robots, humanoid robots, networked robots, and robots for biological and medical applications, and based on criteria such as quality, scope, funding and commercialization. This important study identifies a number of areas where the traditional lead of the United States is being overtaken by developments in other countries.
Published by Imperial College Press on 03/23/2019
Book details: 152 pages.
This volume presents the proceedings of the seventh annual Robotics: Science and Systems conference, held in 2011 at the University of Southern California. spans a wide spectrum of robotics, bringing together researchers working on the algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, ED by Durrant-Whyte CEO of ICT Australia.
Published by MIT Press on 03/23/2019
Book details: 361 pages.
Neural Systems for Robotics represents the most up-to-date developments in the rapidly growing aplication area of neural networks, which is one of the hottest application areas for neural networks technology. The book not only contains a comprehensive study of neurocontrollers in complex Robotics systems, written by highly respected researchers in the field but outlines a novel approach to solving Robotics problems. The importance of neural networks in all aspects of Robot arm manipulators, neurocontrol, and Robotic systems is also given thorough and in-depth coverage. All researchers and students dealing with Robotics will find Neural Systems for Robotics of immense interest and assistance. Key Features * Focuses on the use of neural networks in robotics-one of the hottest application areas for neural networks technology * Represents the most up-to-date developments in this rapidly growing application area of neural networks * Contains a new and novel approach to solving Robotics problems
Published by Academic Press on 03/23/1997
Book details: 346 pages.
This book presents the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics held in Sydney in March 1999. The editors and contributors represent the leading robotics research efforts from around the world. Micro-machines, interplanetary exploration, minimally invasive surgery and emerging humanoid robots are among the most obvious attainments of leading robotics research teams reported in this volume. Less obvious but equally significant are the fundamental advances in robot map-building and methods of communication between humans and machines that are demonstrated through experimental results. This collection of papers will provide the reader with a concise report on the current achievements and future trends in robotics research across the world.
Published by Springer Science & Business Media on 10/22/1999
Book details: 532 pages.