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Multi-View Geometry Based Visual Perception and Control of Robotic Systems

1st Edition

Jian Chen, Bingxi Jia, Kaixiang Zhang
August 01, 2018

This book describes visual perception and control methods for robotic systems that need to interact with the environment. Multiple view geometry is utilized to extract low-dimensional geometric information from abundant and high-dimensional image information, making it convenient to develop general...

Behavior Trees in Robotics and Al: An Introduction

1st Edition

Michele Colledanchise, Petter Ögren
July 24, 2018

Behavior Trees (BTs) provide a way to structure the behavior of an artificial agent such as a robot or a non-player character in a computer game. Traditional design methods, such as finite state machines, are known to produce brittle behaviors when complexity increases, making it very hard to add...

Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities

1st Edition

Calum Chace
April 26, 2018

The science of AI was born a little over 60 years ago, but for most of that time its achievements were modest. In 2012 it experienced a big bang, when a branch of statistics called Machine Learning (and a sub-branch called Deep Learning) was applied to it. Now machines have surpassed humans in...

Intelligent Autonomy of UAVs: Advanced Missions and Future Use

1st Edition

Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane
March 16, 2018

Intelligent Autonomy of UAVs: Advanced Missions and Future Use provides an approach to the formulation of the fundamental task typical to any mission and provides guidelines of how this task can be solved by different generic robotic problems. As such, this book aims to provide a systems...

From AI to Robotics: Mobile, Social, and Sentient Robots

1st Edition

Arkapravo Bhaumik
March 01, 2018

From AI to Robotics: Mobile, Social, and Sentient Robots is a journey into the world of agent-based robotics and it covers a number of interesting topics, both in the theory and practice of the discipline. The book traces the earliest ideas for autonomous machines to the mythical lore of ancient...

A Hands-On Course in Sensors Using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi

1st Edition

Volker Ziemann
February 26, 2018

A Hands-On Course in Sensors using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi is the first book to give a practical and wide-ranging account of how to interface sensors and actuators with micro-controllers, Raspberry Pi and other control systems. The author describes the progression of raw signals through...

Autonomous Mobile Robots in Unknown Outdoor Environments

1st Edition

Xiaorui Zhu, Youngshik Kim, Mark A. Minor, Chunxin Qiu
December 22, 2017

Mobile robots have been increasingly applied in many different scenarios, such as space exploration and search and rescue, where the robots are required to travel over uneven terrain while outdoors. This book provides a new framework and the related algorithms for designing autonomous mobile...

Robotics and Mechatronics for Agriculture

1st Edition

Dan Zhang, Bin Wei
November 02, 2017

The aim of the book is to introduce the state-of-the-art technologies in the field of robotics, mechatronics and automation in agriculture in order to summarize and review the improvements in the methodologies in agricultural robotics. Advances made in the past decades are described, including...

A Systematic Approach to Learning Robot Programming with ROS

1st Edition

Wyatt Newman
September 15, 2017

A Systematic Approach to Learning Robot Programming with ROS provides a comprehensive, introduction to the essential components of ROS through detailed explanations of simple code examples along with the corresponding theory of operation. The book explores the organization of ROS, how to understand...

Nonlinear Control Techniques for Electro-Hydraulic Actuators in Robotics Engineering

1st Edition

Qing Guo, Dan Jiang
August 16, 2017

Nonlinear Control Techniques for Electro-Hydraulic Actuators in Robotics Engineering meets the needs of those working in advanced electro-hydraulic controls for modern mechatronic and robotic systems. The non-linear EHS control methods covered are proving to be more effective than traditional...

Fundamentals in Modeling and Control of Mobile Manipulators

1st Edition

Zhijun Li, Shuzhi Sam Ge
March 30, 2017

Mobile manipulators combine the advantages of mobile platforms and robotic arms, extending their operational range and functionality to large spaces and remote, demanding, and/or dangerous environments. They also bring complexity and difficulty in dynamic modeling and control system design. However...

Parallel Robots: Mechanics and Control

1st Edition

Hamid D. Taghirad
March 29, 2017

Parallel structures are more effective than serial ones for industrial automation applications that require high precision and stiffness, or a high load capacity relative to robot weight. Although many industrial applications have adopted parallel structures for their design, few textbooks...