Autonomous Robot Aided Optical Manipulation for Biological Cells

Autonomous Robot Aided Optical Manipulation for Biological Cells
Author: Mingyang Xie
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2021-05-17
ISBN 10: 0128235926
ISBN 13: 9780128235928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Robot Aided Optical Manipulation for Biological Cells Book Review:

Autonomous Robot-Aided Optical Manipulation for Biological Cells gives a systematically and almost self-contained description of the many facets of modeling, sensing, and control techniques or experimentally exploring emerging trends in optical manipulation of biological cell in micro/nanorobotics systems. To achieve biomedical applications, reliability design, modeling, and precision control are vitally important for the development of engineering systems. With the advances in modeling, sensing, and control techniques, it is opportunistic to exploit them for the benefit of reliability design, actuation, and precision control of micro/nanomanipulation systems to expanding the applications of robot at the micro and nano scales, especially in biomedical engineering. This book presents new techniques in reliability modeling and advanced control of robot-aided optical manipulation of biological cells systems. The book will be beneficial to the researchers within robotics, mechatronics, biomedical engineering, and automatic control society, including both academic and industrial parts. Provides a series of latest results in, including but not limited to, design, sensing, actuation, modeling, and control of micro/nano manipulation system using optical tweezers Gives recent advances of theory, technological aspects, and applications of advanced sensing, actuation, modeling and control methodologies in biomedical engineering applications Offers simulation and experimental results in each chapter in order to reflect the biomedical engineering practice, yet demonstrate the main focus of the developed design, analysis and synthesis approaches

Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures BICA for Young Scientists

Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures  BICA  for Young Scientists
Author: Alexei V. Samsonovich,Valentin V. Klimov,Galina V. Rybina
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN 10: 331932554X
ISBN 13: 9783319325545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures BICA for Young Scientists Book Review:

This book presents cutting-edge research focused on current challenges towards the realization of Biologically Inspired intelligent agents, or Cognitive Architectures (BICA). The chapters are written by both world-recognized experts (including Antonio Chella, Olivier Georgeon, Oliver Kutz, Antonio Lieto, David Vernon, Paul Verschure, and others) and young researchers. Together, they constitute a good mixture of new findings with tutorial-based reviews and position papers, all presented at the First International Early Research Career Enhancement School on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (FIERCES on BICA 2016), held April 21-24 in Moscow, Russia. Most works included here cross boundaries between disciplines: from neuroscience to social science, from cognitive science to robotics, and from bioengineering to artificial intelligence. A special emphasis is given to novel solutions to urgent problems that have been resisting traditional approaches for decades. Intended for providing readers with an update on biologically inspired approaches towards the computational replication of all the essential aspects of the human mind (the BICA Challenge), this book is expected to foster lively discussions on the topic and stimulate cross-disciplinary, cross-generation and cross-cultural collaboration.

Microrobotic Biomanipulation and MEMS assisted Biomembrane Mechanical Property Characterization

Microrobotic Biomanipulation and MEMS assisted Biomembrane Mechanical Property Characterization
Author: Yu Sun
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P008191678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Author: Huimin Lu,Xing Xu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 331969877X
ISBN 13: 9783319698779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Book Review:

This book highlights selected papers presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 2017 (ISAIR2017), held in Nakamura Centenary Memorial Hall, Kitakyushu, Japan on November 25–26, 2017. Today, the integration of artificial intelligence and robotic technologies has become a topic of growing interest for both researchers and developers from academic fields and industries worldwide, and artificial intelligence is poised to become the main approach pursued in next-generation robotics research. The rapidly growing number of artificial intelligence algorithms and big data solutions has significantly extended the number of potential applications for robotic technologies. However, it also poses new challenges for the artificial intelligence community. The aim of this symposium is to provide a platform for young researchers to share the latest scientific achievements in this field, which are discussed in these proceedings.

Springer Handbook of Robotics

Springer Handbook of Robotics
Author: Bruno Siciliano,Oussama Khatib
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2227
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN 10: 3319325523
ISBN 13: 9783319325521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Springer Handbook of Robotics Book Review:

The second edition of this handbook provides a state-of-the-art cover view on the various aspects in the rapidly developing field of robotics. Reaching for the human frontier, robotics is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of new emerging domains. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. The credible prospect of practical robots among humans is the result of the scientific endeavour of a half a century of robotic developments that established robotics as a modern scientific discipline. The ongoing vibrant expansion and strong growth of the field during the last decade has fueled this second edition of the Springer Handbook of Robotics. The first edition of the handbook soon became a landmark in robotics publishing and won the American Association of Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics as well as the organization’s Award for Engineering & Technology. The second edition of the handbook, edited by two internationally renowned scientists with the support of an outstanding team of seven part editors and more than 200 authors, continues to be an authoritative reference for robotics researchers, newcomers to the field, and scholars from related disciplines. The contents have been restructured to achieve four main objectives: the enlargement of foundational topics for robotics, the enlightenment of design of various types of robotic systems, the extension of the treatment on robots moving in the environment, and the enrichment of advanced robotics applications. Further to an extensive update, fifteen new chapters have been introduced on emerging topics, and a new generation of authors have joined the handbook’s team. A novel addition to the second edition is a comprehensive collection of multimedia references to more than 700 videos, which bring valuable insight into the contents. The videos can be viewed directly augmented into the text with a smartphone or tablet using a unique and specially designed app. Springer Handbook of Robotics Multimedia Extension Portal: http://handbookofrobotics.org/

Generalized Phase Contrast

Generalized Phase Contrast
Author: Jesper Glückstad,Darwin Palima
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2009-08-20
ISBN 10: 9048128390
ISBN 13: 9789048128396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generalized Phase Contrast Book Review:

Generalized Phase Contrast elevates the phase contrast technique not only to improve phase imaging but also to cross over and interface with diverse and seemingly disparate fields of contemporary optics and photonics. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the Generalized Phase Contrast (GPC) method including an overview of the range of current and potential applications of GPC in wavefront sensing and phase imaging, structured laser illumination and image projection, optical trapping and manipulation, and optical encryption and decryption. The GPC method goes further than the restrictive assumptions of conventional Zernike phase contrast analysis and achieves an expanded range of validity beyond weak phase perturbations. The generalized analysis yields design criteria for tuning experimental parameters to achieve optimal performance in terms of accuracy, fidelity and light efficiency. Optimization can address practical issues, such as finding an optimal spatial filter for the chosen application, and can even enable a Reverse Phase Contrast mode where intensity patterns are converted into a phase modulation.

Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology

Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Frontiers at the Interface of Computing and Biology
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 030909612X
ISBN 13: 9780309096126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology Book Review:

Advances in computer science and technology and in biology over the last several years have opened up the possibility for computing to help answer fundamental questions in biology and for biology to help with new approaches to computing. Making the most of the research opportunities at the interface of computing and biology requires the active participation of people from both fields. While past attempts have been made in this direction, circumstances today appear to be much more favorable for progress. To help take advantage of these opportunities, this study was requested of the NRC by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy. The report provides the basis for establishing cross-disciplinary collaboration between biology and computing including an analysis of potential impediments and strategies for overcoming them. The report also presents a wealth of examples that should encourage students in the biological sciences to look for ways to enable them to be more effective users of computing in their studies.

Visual Control of Robots

Visual Control of Robots
Author: Peter I. Corke
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 353
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015038574508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mobile Microrobotics

Mobile Microrobotics
Author: Metin Sitti
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2017-06-09
ISBN 10: 0262036436
ISBN 13: 9780262036436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Microrobotics Book Review:

The first textbook on micron-scale mobile robotics, introducing the fundamentals of design, analysis, fabrication, and control, and drawing on case studies of existing approaches. Progress in micro- and nano-scale science and technology has created a demand for new microsystems for high-impact applications in healthcare, biotechnology, manufacturing, and mobile sensor networks. The new robotics field of microrobotics has emerged to extend our interactions and explorations to sub-millimeter scales. This is the first textbook on micron-scale mobile robotics, introducing the fundamentals of design, analysis, fabrication, and control, and drawing on case studies of existing approaches. The book covers the scaling laws that can be used to determine the dominant forces and effects at the micron scale; models forces acting on microrobots, including surface forces, friction, and viscous drag; and describes such possible microfabrication techniques as photo-lithography, bulk micromachining, and deep reactive ion etching. It presents on-board and remote sensing methods, noting that remote sensors are currently more feasible; studies possible on-board microactuators; discusses self-propulsion methods that use self-generated local gradients and fields or biological cells in liquid environments; and describes remote microrobot actuation methods for use in limited spaces such as inside the human body. It covers possible on-board powering methods, indispensable in future medical and other applications; locomotion methods for robots on surfaces, in liquids, in air, and on fluid-air interfaces; and the challenges of microrobot localization and control, in particular multi-robot control methods for magnetic microrobots. Finally, the book addresses current and future applications, including noninvasive medical diagnosis and treatment, environmental remediation, and scientific tools.

Robotics Vision and Control

Robotics  Vision and Control
Author: Peter Corke
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2011-09-05
ISBN 10: 364220144X
ISBN 13: 9783642201448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotics Vision and Control Book Review:

The author has maintained two open-source MATLAB Toolboxes for more than 10 years: one for robotics and one for vision. The key strength of the Toolboxes provide a set of tools that allow the user to work with real problems, not trivial examples. For the student the book makes the algorithms accessible, the Toolbox code can be read to gain understanding, and the examples illustrate how it can be used —instant gratification in just a couple of lines of MATLAB code. The code can also be the starting point for new work, for researchers or students, by writing programs based on Toolbox functions, or modifying the Toolbox code itself. The purpose of this book is to expand on the tutorial material provided with the toolboxes, add many more examples, and to weave this into a narrative that covers robotics and computer vision separately and together. The author shows how complex problems can be decomposed and solved using just a few simple lines of code, and hopefully to inspire up and coming researchers. The topics covered are guided by the real problems observed over many years as a practitioner of both robotics and computer vision. It is written in a light but informative style, it is easy to read and absorb, and includes a lot of Matlab examples and figures. The book is a real walk through the fundamentals of robot kinematics, dynamics and joint level control, then camera models, image processing, feature extraction and epipolar geometry, and bring it all together in a visual servo system. Additional material is provided at http://www.petercorke.com/RVC

Cyber Humans

Cyber Humans
Author: Woodrow Barfield
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2015-12-17
ISBN 10: 3319250507
ISBN 13: 9783319250502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Humans Book Review:

It is predicted that robots will surpass human intelligence within the next fifty years. The ever increasing speed of advances in technology and neuroscience, coupled with the creation of super computers and enhanced body parts and artificial limbs, is paving the way for a merger of both human and machine. Devices which were once worn on the body are now being implanted into the body, and as a result, a class of true cyborgs, who are displaying a range of skills beyond those of normal humans-beings, are being created. There are cyborgs which can see colour by hearing sound, others have the ability to detect magnetic fields, some are equipped with telephoto lenses to aid their vision or implanted computers to monitor their heart, and some use thought to communicate with a computer or to manipulate a robotic arm. This is not science-fiction, these are developments that are really happening now, and will continue to develop in the future. However, a range of legal and policy questions has arisen alongside this rise of artificial intelligence. Cyber-Humans provides a deep and unique perspective on the technological future of humanity, and describes how law and policy will be particularly relevant in creating a fair and equal society and protecting the liberties of different life forms which will emerge in the 21st century. Dr Woodrow (Woody) Barfield previously headed up the Sensory Engineering Laboratory, holding the position of Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor at the University of Washington. His research revolves around the design and use of wearable computers and augmented reality systems and holds both JD and LLM degrees in intellectual property law and policy. He has published over 350 articles and major presentations in the areas of computer science, engineering and law. He currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

New Trends in Medical and Service Robots

New Trends in Medical and Service Robots
Author: Doina Pisla,Hannes Bleuler,Aleksandar Rodic,Calin Vaida,Adrian Pisla
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2013-09-06
ISBN 10: 3319015923
ISBN 13: 9783319015927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Trends in Medical and Service Robots Book Review:

This book contains mainly the selected papers of the First International Workshop on Medical and Service Robots, held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2012. The high quality of the scientific contributions is the result of a rigorous selection and improvement based on the participants’ exchange of opinions and extensive peer-review. This process has led to the publishing of the present collection of 16 independent valuable contributions and points of view and not as standard symposium or conference proceedings. The addressed issues are: Computational Kinematics, Mechanism Design, Linkages and Manipulators, Mechanisms for Biomechanics, Mechanics of Robots, Control Issues for Mechanical Systems, Novel Designs, Teaching Methods, all of these being concentrated around robotic systems for medical and service applications. The results are of interest to researchers and professional practitioners as well as to Ph.D. students in the field of mechanical and electrical engineering. This volume marks the start of a subseries entitled “New Trends in Medical and Service Robots” within the Machine and Mechanism Science Series, presenting recent trends, research results and new challenges in the field of medical and service robotics.

Optical Trapping and Manipulation of Neutral Particles Using Lasers

Optical Trapping and Manipulation of Neutral Particles Using Lasers
Author: Arthur Ashkin
Publsiher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 915
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9789810240578
ISBN 13: 9810240570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical Trapping and Manipulation of Neutral Particles Using Lasers Book Review:

This important volume contains selected papers and extensive commentaries on laser trapping and manipulation of neutral particles using radiation pressure forces. Such techniques apply to a variety of small particles, such as atoms, molecules, macroscopic dielectric particles, living cells, and organelles within cells. These optical methods have had a revolutionary impact on the fields of atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, and many aspects of nanotechnology.In atomic physics, the trapping and cooling of atoms down to nanokelvins and even picokelvin temperatures are possible. These are the lowest temperatures in the universe. This made possible the first demonstration of Bose-Einstein condensation of atomic and molecular vapors. Some of the applications are high precision atomic clocks, gyroscopes, the measurement of gravity, cryptology, atomic computers, cavity quantum electrodynamics and coherent atom lasers.A major application in biophysics is the study of the mechanical properties of the many types of motor molecules, mechanoenzymes, and other macromolecules responsible for the motion of organelles within cells and the locomotion of entire cells. Unique in vitro and in vivo assays study the driving forces, stepping motion, kinetics, and efficiency of these motors as they move along the cell's cytoskeleton. Positional and temporal resolutions have been achieved, making possible the study of RNA and DNA polymerases, as they undergo their various copying, backtracking, and error correcting functions on a single base pair basis.Many applications in nanotechnology involve particle and cell sorting, particle rotation, microfabrication of simple machines, microfluidics, and other micrometer devices. The number of applications continues to grow at a rapid rate.The author is the discoverer of optical trapping and optical tweezers. With his colleagues, he first demonstrated optical levitation, the trapping of atoms, and tweezer trapping and manipulation of living cells and biological particles.This is the only review volume covering the many fields of optical trapping and manipulation. The intention is to provide a selective guide to the literature and to teach how optical traps really work.

Robot Rover Visual Navigation

Robot Rover Visual Navigation
Author: Hans P. Moravec
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002037631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Quest for Artificial Intelligence

The Quest for Artificial Intelligence
Author: Nils J. Nilsson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-10-30
ISBN 10: 1139642820
ISBN 13: 9781139642828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest for Artificial Intelligence Book Review:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field within computer science that is attempting to build enhanced intelligence into computer systems. This book traces the history of the subject, from the early dreams of eighteenth-century (and earlier) pioneers to the more successful work of today's AI engineers. AI is becoming more and more a part of everyone's life. The technology is already embedded in face-recognizing cameras, speech-recognition software, Internet search engines, and health-care robots, among other applications. The book's many diagrams and easy-to-understand descriptions of AI programs will help the casual reader gain an understanding of how these and other AI systems actually work. Its thorough (but unobtrusive) end-of-chapter notes containing citations to important source materials will be of great use to AI scholars and researchers. This book promises to be the definitive history of a field that has captivated the imaginations of scientists, philosophers, and writers for centuries.

Biomimetic Robotics

Biomimetic Robotics
Author: Ranjan Vepa
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2009-01-26
ISBN 10: 0521895944
ISBN 13: 9780521895941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic Robotics Book Review:

This book is for a first course in robotics, especially in unmanned aerial or underwater vehicles.

Introduction to Cell and Tissue Culture

Introduction to Cell and Tissue Culture
Author: Jennie P. Mather,Penelope E. Roberts
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2007-08-20
ISBN 10: 0585275718
ISBN 13: 9780585275710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Cell and Tissue Culture Book Review:

It is a pleasure to contribute the foreword to Introduction to Cell and Tissue Culture: The ory and Techniques by Mather and Roberts. Despite the occasional appearance of thought ful works devoted to elementary or advanced cell culture methodology, a place remains for a comprehensive and definitive volume that can be used to advantage by both the novice and the expert in the field. In this book, Mather and Roberts present the relevant method ology within a conceptual framework of cell biology, genetics, nutrition, endocrinology, and physiology that renders technical cell culture information in a comprehensive, logical for mat. This allows topics to be presented with an emphasis on troubleshooting problems from a basis of understanding the underlying theory. The material is presented in a way that is adaptable to student use in formal courses; it also should be functional when used on a daily basis by professional cell culturists in a- demia and industry. The volume includes references to relevant Internet sites and other use ful sources of information. In addition to the fundamentals, attention is also given to mod ern applications and approaches to cell culture derivation, medium formulation, culture scale-up, and biotechnology, presented by scientists who are pioneers in these areas. With this volume, it should be possible to establish and maintain a cell culture laboratory devot ed to any of the many disciplines to which cell culture methodology is applicable.

Simulations in Medicine

Simulations in Medicine
Author: Irena Roterman-Konieczna
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2020-04-20
ISBN 10: 3110676915
ISBN 13: 9783110676914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simulations in Medicine Book Review:

Modern practical medicine requires high tech in diagnostics and therapy and in consequence in education. All disciplines use computers to handle large data bases allowing individual therapy, to interpret large data bases in form of neuronal signals, help visualization of organs during surgery. This book contains chapters on personalised therapy, advanced diagnostics in neurology, modern techniques like robotic surgery (da Vinci robots), 3D-printing and 3D-bioprinting, augmented reality applied in medical diagnostics and therapy. It is impossible without fast large scale data mining in both: clinical data interpretation as well as in hospital organization including hybrid surgery rooms and personal data flow. The book is based on a course for medical students organized in the editor's department. Every year, around 300 international undergraduate medical students take the course.

2016 12th IEEE ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications MESA

2016 12th IEEE ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications  MESA
Author: IEEE Staff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN 10: 9781509061914
ISBN 13: 1509061916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2016 12th IEEE ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications MESA Book Review:

Mechanical and electrical systems show an increasing integration of mechanics with electronics and information processing This integration is between the components (hardware) and the information driven functions (software), resulting in integrated systems called mechatronic systems The development of mechatronic systems involves finding an optimal balance between the basic mechanical structure, sensor and actuators, automatic digital information processing and control in which embedded systems play a key role

Electromagnetic Actuation and Sensing in Medical Robotics

Electromagnetic Actuation and Sensing in Medical Robotics
Author: Hongliang Ren,Jinji Sun
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2017-12-30
ISBN 10: 9811060355
ISBN 13: 9789811060359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electromagnetic Actuation and Sensing in Medical Robotics Book Review:

This book highlights electromagnetic actuation (EMA) and sensing systems for a broad range of applications including targeted drug delivery, drug-release-rate control, catheterization, intravitreal needleless injections, wireless magnetic capsule endoscopy, and micromanipulations. It also reviews the state-of-the-art magnetic actuation and sensing technologies with remotely controlled targets used in biomedicine.