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Fundamentals in Modeling and Control of Mobile Manipulators

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

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...

Human-Robot Interaction in Social Robotics

Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro
March 29, 2017

Human–Robot Interaction in Social Robotics explores important issues in designing a robot system that works with people in everyday environments. Edited by leading figures in the field of social robotics, it draws on contributions by researchers working on the Robovie project at the ATR Intelligent...

Adaptive Control for Robotic Manipulators

Dan Zhang, Bin Wei
November 10, 2016

The robotic mechanism and its controller make a complete system. As the robotic mechanism is reconfigured, the control system has to be adapted accordingly. The need for the reconfiguration usually arises from the changing functional requirements. This book will focus on the adaptive control of...

Visual Tracking in Conventional Minimally Invasive Surgery

Shahram Payandeh
October 14, 2016

Visual Tracking in Conventional Minimally Invasive Surgery introduces the various tools and methodologies that can be used to enhance a conventional surgical setup with some degree of automation. The main focus of this book is on methods for tracking surgical tools and how they can be used to...

Push Button Agriculture: Robotics, Drones, Satellite-Guided Soil and Crop Management

K. R. Krishna
July 06, 2016

This book covers three main types of agricultural systems: the use of robotics, drones (unmanned aerial vehicles), and satellite-guided precision farming methods. Some of these are well refined and are currently in use, while others are in need of refinement and are yet to become popular. The book...

Autonomous Vehicle Navigation: From Behavioral to Hybrid Multi-Controller Architectures

Lounis Adouane
April 05, 2016

Improve the Safety, Flexibility, and Reliability of Autonomous Navigation in Complex Environments Autonomous Vehicle Navigation: From Behavioral to Hybrid Multi-Controller Architectures explores the use of multi-controller architectures in fully autonomous robot navigation—even in highly dynamic...

Cyber Physical Systems: Architectures, Protocols and Applications

Chi (Harold) Liu, Yan Zhang
December 08, 2015

Cyber Physical Systems: Architectures, Protocols and Applications helps you understand the basic principles and key supporting standards of CPS. It analyzes different CPS applications from the bottom up, extracting the common characters that form a vertical structure. It presents mobile sensing...

Smart Autonomous Aircraft: Flight Control and Planning for UAV

Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane
November 18, 2015

With the extraordinary growth of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in research, military, and commercial contexts, there has been a need for a reference that provides a comprehensive look at the latest research in the area. Filling this void, Smart Autonomous Aircraft: Flight Control and Planning for...

Cognitive Robotics

Hooman Samani
October 16, 2015

The kimono-clad android robot that recently made its debut as the new greeter at the entrance of Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store is just one example of the rapid advancements being made in the field of robotics.Cognitive robotics is an approach to creating artificial intelligence in robots by...

Just Ordinary Robots: Automation from Love to War

Lamber Royakkers, Rinie van Est
September 04, 2015

A social robot is a robot that interacts and communicates with humans or other autonomous physical agents by following social behaviors and rules attached to its role. We seem to accept the use of robots that perform dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs. But how far do we want to go with the automation...

Information, Computer and Application Engineering: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology and Computer Application Engineering (ITCAE 2014), Hong Kong, China, 10-11 December 2014

Hsiang-Chuan Liu, Wen-Pei Sung, Wenli Yao
July 28, 2015

This proceedings volume brings together peer-reviewed papers presented at the International Conference on Information Technology and Computer Application Engineering, held 10-11 December 2014, in Hong Kong, China. Specific topics under consideration include Computational Intelligence, Computer...

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