Household Service Robotics

Household Service Robotics
Author: Yangsheng Xu,Huihuan Qian,Xinyu Wu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN 10: 0128009438
ISBN 13: 9780128009437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Household Service Robotics Book Review:

Copyright ©2015 Zhejiang University Press, Published by Elsevier Inc. Household Service Robotics is a collection of the latest technological advances in household service robotics in five main areas: robot systems, manipulation, navigation, object recognition, and human-robot interaction. The book enables readers to understand development s and apply them to their own working areas, including: Robotic technologies for assisted living and elderly care Domestic cleaning automation Household surveillance Guiding systems for public spaces Service robotics is a highly multidisciplinary field, requiring a holistic approach. This handbook provides insights to the disciplines involved in the field as well as advanced methods and techniques that enable the scale-up of theory to actual systems. It includes coverage of functionalities such as vision systems, location control, and HCI, which are important in domestic settings. Provides a single source collection of the latest development in domestic robotic systems and control Covers vision systems, location control, and HCI, important in domestic settings Focuses on algorithms for object recognition, manipulation, human-robot interaction, and navigation for household robotics

Social Robotics

Social Robotics
Author: Bilge Mutlu,Christoph Bartneck,Jaap Ham,Vanessa Evers,Takayuki Kanda
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2011-11-18
ISBN 10: 3642255035
ISBN 13: 9783642255038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Robotics Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2011, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in November 2011. The 23 revised full papers were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement from 51 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on social interaction with robots; nonverbal interaction with social robots; robots in society; social robots in education; affective interaction with social robots; robots in the home.

Service Robots and Robotics Design and Application

Service Robots and Robotics  Design and Application
Author: Ceccarelli, Marco
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2012-03-31
ISBN 10: 1466602929
ISBN 13: 9781466602922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Service Robots and Robotics Design and Application Book Review:

"This book offers the latest research within the field of service robotics, using a mixture of case studies, research, and future direction in this burgeoning field of technology"--

Field and Service Robotics

Field and Service Robotics
Author: Kazuya Yoshida,Satoshi Tadokoro
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2013-12-30
ISBN 10: 3642406866
ISBN 13: 9783642406867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field and Service Robotics Book Review:

FSR, the International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, is the leading single track conference of robotics for field and service applications. This book presents the results of FSR2012, the eighth conference of Field and Service Robotics, which was originally planned for 2011 with the venue of Matsushima in Tohoku region of Japan. However, on March 11, 2011, a magnitude M9.0 earthquake occurred off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, and a large-scale disaster was caused by the Tsunami which resulted, therefore the conference was postponed by one year to July, 2012. In fact, this earthquake raised issues concerning the contribution of field and service robotics technology to emergency scenarios. A number of precious lessons were learned from operation of robots in the resulting, very real and challenging, disaster environments. Up-to-date study on disaster response, relief and recovery was then featured in the conference. This book offers 43 papers on a broad range of topics including: Disaster Response, Service/Entertainment Robots, Inspection/Maintenance Robots, Mobile Robot Navigation, Agricultural Robots, Robots for Excavation, Planetary Exploration, Large Area Mapping, SLAM for Outdoor Robots, and Elemental Technology for Mobile Robots.

Advances in Autonomous Robotics

Advances in Autonomous Robotics
Author: Guido Herrmann,Matthew Studley,Martin Pearson,Andrew Conn,Chris Melhuish,Mark Witkowski,Jong-Hwan Kim,Prahlad Vadakkepat
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2012-07-10
ISBN 10: 9783642325267
ISBN 13: 3642325262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Autonomous Robotics Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2012 and the 15th Robot World Congress, FIRA 2012, held as joint conference in Bristol, UK, in August 2012. The 36 revised full papers presented together with 25 extended abstracts were carefully reviewed and selected from 89 submissions. The papers cover various topics in the field of autonomous robotics.

Robotics

Robotics
Author: George Dekoulis
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 9535136356
ISBN 13: 9789535136354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotics Book Review:

This book analyses the legal, ethical and social aspects of using deep-learning AI robotic products. The collective effort of distinguished international researchers has been incorporated into one book suitable for the broader audience interested in the emerging scientific field of roboethics. The book has been edited by Prof. George Dekoulis, Aerospace Engineering Institute, Cyprus, expert on state-of-the-art implementations of robotic systems for unmanned spacecraft navigation and other aerospace applications. We hope this book will increase the sensitivity of all the community members involved with roboethics. The significance of incorporating all aspects of roboethics right at the beginning of the creation of a new deep-learning AI robot is emphasised and analysed throughout the book. AI robotic systems offer an unprecedented set of virtues to the society. However, the principles of roboethical design and operation of deep-learning AI robots must be strictly legislated, the manufacturers should apply the laws and the knowledge development of the AI robots should be closely monitored after sales. This will minimise the drawbacks of implementing such intelligent technological solutions. These devices are a representation of ourselves and form communities like us. Learning from them is also a way to improve ourselves.

Social Robots Technological Societal and Ethical Aspects of Human Robot Interaction

Social Robots  Technological  Societal and Ethical Aspects of Human Robot Interaction
Author: Oliver Korn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-01
ISBN 10: 3030171078
ISBN 13: 9783030171070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Robots Technological Societal and Ethical Aspects of Human Robot Interaction Book Review:

Social robots not only work with humans in collaborative workspaces – we meet them in shopping malls and even more personal settings like health and care. Does this imply they should become more human, able to interpret and adequately respond to human emotions? Do we want them to help elderly people? Do we want them to support us when we are old ourselves? Do we want them to just clean and keep things orderly – or would we accept them helping us to go to the toilet, or even feed us if we suffer from Parkinson’s disease? The answers to these questions differ from person to person. They depend on cultural background, personal experiences – but probably most of all on the robot in question. This book covers the phenomenon of social robots from the historic roots to today’s best practices and future perspectives. To achieve this, we used a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach, incorporating findings from computer scientists, engineers, designers, psychologists, doctors, nurses, historians and many more. The book also covers a vast spectrum of applications, from collaborative industrial work over education to sales. Especially for developments with a high societal impact like robots in health and care settings, the authors discuss not only technology, design and usage but also ethical aspects. Thus this book creates both a compendium and a guideline, helping to navigate the design space for future developments in social robotics.

State Estimation for Robotics

State Estimation for Robotics
Author: Timothy D. Barfoot
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2017-08-31
ISBN 10: 1107159393
ISBN 13: 9781107159396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State Estimation for Robotics Book Review:

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

KI 2010 Advances in Artificial Intelligence

KI 2010  Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Author: Rüdiger Dillmann,Jürgen Beyerer,Uwe D. Hanebeck,Tanja Schultz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2010-09-20
ISBN 10: 3642161103
ISBN 13: 9783642161100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

KI 2010 Advances in Artificial Intelligence Book Review:

The 33rd Annual German Conference on Arti?cial Intelligence (KI 2010) took place at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, September 21–24, 2010, under the motto “Anthropomatic Systems.” In this volume you will ?nd the keynote paper and 49 papers of oral and poster presentations. The papers were selected from 73 submissions, resulting in an acceptance rate of 67%. As usual at the KI conferences, two entire days were allocated for targeted workshops—seventhis year—andone tutorial. The workshopand tutorialma- rials are not contained in this volume, but the conference website, www.ki2010.kit.edu,will provide information and references to their contents. Recent trends in AI research have been focusing on anthropomatic systems, which address synergies between humans and intelligent machines. This trend is emphasized through the topics of the overall conference program. They include learning systems, cognition, robotics, perception and action, knowledge rep- sentation and reasoning, and planning and decision making. Many topics deal with uncertainty in various scenarios and incompleteness of knowledge. Summarizing, KI 2010 provides a cross section of recent research in modern AI methods and anthropomatic system applications. We are very grateful that Jos ́ edel Mill ́ an, Hans-Hellmut Nagel, Carl Edward Rasmussen, and David Vernon accepted our invitation to give a talk.

Robot House

Robot House
Author: Peter Testa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN 10: 9780500293447
ISBN 13: 0500293449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robot House Book Review:

Robotics is the fastest-growing and most exciting area of development in architecture and architectural education for a generation, offering new paradigms for design and fabrication. Schools and practices around the world are engaging robotics and this publication offers new insights into the full design potential of their application. Robot House features projects produced by one of the most innovative robotics design studios in the world, often interacting with a wide range of technologies from motion capture to material science - a realm far beyond conventional 3D modeling and the capabilities of 3D printing. The book has three central sections: Techniques, which sets out the fields and the thinking that underlie the new uses for robotics; Projects, which offers detailed presentations that explore how these principles can be applied and augmented through interactive prototypes and working models; and Platforms, which presents the working tools for used for this new genre of improvisational robotics through specially drawn technical illustrations. The introduction frames the current developments in the history of architectural innovation, and the reference section includes a glossary and diagrams.

Arduino Robotics

Arduino Robotics
Author: John-David Warren,Josh Adams,Harald Molle
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2011-10-08
ISBN 10: 143023184X
ISBN 13: 9781430231844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arduino Robotics Book Review:

This book will show you how to use your Arduino to control a variety of different robots, while providing step-by-step instructions on the entire robot building process. You'll learn Arduino basics as well as the characteristics of different types of motors used in robotics. You also discover controller methods and failsafe methods, and learn how to apply them to your project. The book starts with basic robots and moves into more complex projects, including a GPS-enabled robot, a robotic lawn mower, a fighting bot, and even a DIY Segway-clone. Introduction to the Arduino and other components needed for robotics Learn how to build motor controllers Build bots from simple line-following and bump-sensor bots to more complex robots that can mow your lawn, do battle, or even take you for a ride Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color.

Elements of Robotics

Elements of Robotics
Author: Mordechai Ben-Ari,Francesco Mondada
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN 10: 3319625330
ISBN 13: 9783319625331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of Robotics Book Review:

This open access book bridges the gap between playing with robots in school and studying robotics at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels to prepare for careers in industry and research. Robotic algorithms are presented formally, but using only mathematics known by high-school and first-year college students, such as calculus, matrices and probability. Concepts and algorithms are explained through detailed diagrams and calculations. Elements of Robotics presents an overview of different types of robots and the components used to build robots, but focuses on robotic algorithms: simple algorithms like odometry and feedback control, as well as algorithms for advanced topics like localization, mapping, image processing, machine learning and swarm robotics. These algorithms are demonstrated in simplified contexts that enable detailed computations to be performed and feasible activities to be posed. Students who study these simplified demonstrations will be well prepared for advanced study of robotics. The algorithms are presented at a relatively abstract level, not tied to any specific robot. Instead a generic robot is defined that uses elements common to most educational robots: differential drive with two motors, proximity sensors and some method of displaying output to the user. The theory is supplemented with over 100 activities, most of which can be successfully implemented using inexpensive educational robots. Activities that require more computation can be programmed on a computer. Archives are available with suggested implementations for the Thymio robot and standalone programs in Python.

Autonomous Land Vehicles

Autonomous Land Vehicles
Author: Karsten Berns,Ewald Puttkamer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2010-02-23
ISBN 10: 383489334X
ISBN 13: 9783834893345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Land Vehicles Book Review:

The economic potential of autonomous mobile robots will increase tremendously during the next years. Service robots such as cleaning machines and inspection or assistance robots will bring us great support in our daily lives. This textbook provides an introduction to the methods of controlling these robotic systems. Starting from mobile robot kinematics, the reader receives a systematic overview of the basic problems as well as methods and algorithms used for solving them. Localisation, object recognition, map building, navigation and control architectures for autonomous vehicles will be discussed in detail. In conclusion, a survey of specific service robot applications is included as well. This book is a very useful introduction to mobile robotics for beginners as well as advanced students and engineers.

Concise International Encyclopedia of Robotics

Concise International Encyclopedia of Robotics
Author: Richard C. Dorf,Shimon Y. Nof
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 1190
Release: 1990-04-30
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015003042547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concise International Encyclopedia of Robotics Book Review:

This volume, a condensation of the highly regarded International Encyclopedia of Robotics, serves as an invaluable guide to the rapidly growing field of robotics. None of the articles from the earlier three-volume work has been omitted. Instead, the articles have been shortened and, where necessary, updated to provide a ready-reference tool for professionals seeking to understand and gain from the use of robots and automation. Written by a wide variety of experts, the articles are cross-referenced and include extensive bibliographic information. The articles provide thorough coverage of all of the associated theoretical aspects of robotics as well as most of the present and future applications. Stressing readability, accuracy and ease of use, it gathers in one volume the result of years of knowledge and experience.

World Robotics

World Robotics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000107364691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Robotics Book Review:

Human Robot Interaction

Human Robot Interaction
Author: Gholamreza Anbarjafari,Sergio Escalera
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN 10: 178923316X
ISBN 13: 9781789233162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Robot Interaction Book Review:

This book takes the vocal and visual modalities and human-robot interaction applications into account by considering three main aspects, namely, social and affective robotics, robot navigation, and risk event recognition. This book can be a very good starting point for the scientists who are about to start their research work in the field of human-robot interaction.

Field and Service Robotics

Field and Service Robotics
Author: Marco Hutter,Roland Siegwart
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 715
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN 10: 3319673610
ISBN 13: 9783319673615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field and Service Robotics Book Review:

This book contains the proceedings of the 11th FSR (Field and Service Robotics), which is the leading single-track conference on applications of robotics in challenging environments. This conference was held in Zurich, Switzerland from 12-15 September 2017. The book contains 45 full-length, peer-reviewed papers organized into a variety of topics: Control, Computer Vision, Inspection, Machine Learning, Mapping, Navigation and Planning, and Systems and Tools. The goal of the book and the conference is to report and encourage the development and experimental evaluation of field and service robots, and to generate a vibrant exchange and discussion in the community. Field robots are non-factory robots, typically mobile, that operate in complex and dynamic environments: on the ground (Earth or other planets), under the ground, underwater, in the air or in space. Service robots are those that work closely with humans to help them with their lives. The first FSR was held in Canberra, Australia, in 1997. Since that first meeting, FSR has been held roughly every two years, cycling through Asia, Americas, and Europe.

Robots Artificial Intelligence and Service Automation in Travel Tourism and Hospitality

Robots  Artificial Intelligence and Service Automation in Travel  Tourism and Hospitality
Author: Stanislav Ivanov,Craig Webster
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-10-14
ISBN 10: 1787566870
ISBN 13: 9781787566873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robots Artificial Intelligence and Service Automation in Travel Tourism and Hospitality Book Review:

Using a combination of theoretical discussion and real-world case studies, this book focuses on current and future use of RAISA technologies in the tourism economy, including examples from the hotel, restaurant, travel agency, museum, and events industries.

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/

Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots
Author: Martin Ford
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 0465040675
ISBN 13: 9780465040674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of the Robots Book Review:

The New York Times-bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, undermining work, and reshaping our lives Winner of Best Business Book of the Year awards from the Financial Times and from Forbes "Lucid, comprehensive, and unafraid...;an indispensable contribution to a long-running argument."--Los Angeles Times What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries-education and health care-that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work. We must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading to understand what accelerating technology means for our economic prospects-not to mention those of our children-as well as for society as a whole.