Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms

Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms
Author: Shawn M. Walsh,Michael S. Strano
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 603
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN 10: 0081020481
ISBN 13: 9780081020487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms Book Review:

Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms: Advances in Materials and Manufacturing showcases new materials and manufacturing methodologies for the enhancement of robotic and autonomous systems. Initial chapters explore how autonomous systems can enable new uses for materials, including innovations on different length scales, from nano, to macro and large systems. The means by which autonomous systems can enable new uses for manufacturing are also addressed, highlighting innovations in 3D additive manufacturing, printing of materials, novel synthesis of multifunctional materials, and robotic cooperation. Concluding themes deliver highly novel applications from the international academic, industrial and government sectors. This book will provide readers with a complete review of the cutting-edge advances in materials and manufacturing methodologies that could enhance the capabilities of robotic and autonomous systems. Presents comprehensive coverage of materials and manufacturing technologies, as well as sections on related technology, such as sensing, communications, autonomy/control and actuation Explores potential applications demonstrated by a selection of case-studies Contains contributions from leading experts in the field

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
Author: Roderich Groß,Andreas Kolling,Spring Berman,Emilio Frazzoli,Alcherio Martinoli,Fumitoshi Matsuno,Melvin Gauci
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 697
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 3319730088
ISBN 13: 9783319730080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems Book Review:

Distributed robotics is an interdisciplinary and rapidly growing area, combining research in computer science, communication and control systems, and electrical and mechanical engineering. Distributed robotic systems can autonomously solve complex problems while operating in highly unstructured real-world environments. They are expected to play a major role in addressing future societal needs, for example, by improving environmental impact assessment, food supply, transportation, manufacturing, security, and emergency and rescue services. The goal of the International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) is to provide a forum for scientific advances in the theory and practice of distributed autonomous robotic systems. This volume of proceedings include 47 original contributions presented at the 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2016), which was held at the Natural History Museum in London, UK, from November 7th to 9th, 2016. The selected papers in this volume are authored by leading researchers from around the world, thereby providing a broad coverage and perspective of the state-of-the-art technologies, algorithms, system architectures, and applications in distributed robotic systems. The book is organized into seven parts, representative of critical long-term and emerging research thrusts in the multi-robot community: Distributed Coverage and Exploration; Multi-Robot Control; Multi-Robot Estimation; Multi-Robot Planning; Modular Robots and Smart Materials; Swarm Robotics; and Multi-Robot Systems in Applications.

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems
Author: Kaspar Althoefer,Jelizaveta Konstantinova,Ketao Zhang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2019-06-28
ISBN 10: 3030238075
ISBN 13: 9783030238070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Book Review:

The two volumes LNAI 11649 and LNAI 11650 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference "Towards Autonomous Robotics", TAROS 2019, held in London, UK, in July 2019. The 74 full papers and 12 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 101 submissions. The papers present and discuss significant findings and advances in autonomous robotics research and applications. They are organized in the following topical sections: robotic grippers and manipulation; soft robotics, sensing and mobile robots; robotic learning, mapping and planning; human-robot interaction; and robotic systems and applications.

Introduction to Autonomous Robots

Introduction to Autonomous Robots
Author: Nikolaus Correll
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2016-04-25
ISBN 10: 9780692700877
ISBN 13: 0692700870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Autonomous Robots Book Review:

This book introduces concepts in mobile, autonomous robotics to 3rd-4th year students in Computer Science or a related discipline. The book covers principles of robot motion, forward and inverse kinematics of robotic arms and simple wheeled platforms, perception, error propagation, localization and simultaneous localization and mapping. The cover picture shows a wind-up toy that is smart enough to not fall off a table just using intelligent mechanism design and illustrate the importance of the mechanism in designing intelligent, autonomous systems. This book is open source, open to contributions, and released under a creative common license.

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
Author: Alcherio Martinoli,Francesco Mondada,Nikolaus Correll,Grégory Mermoud,Magnus Egerstedt,M. Ani Hsieh,Lynne E. Parker,Kasper Støy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2012-09-05
ISBN 10: 3642327230
ISBN 13: 9783642327230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems Book Review:

Distributed robotics is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary research area lying at the intersection of computer science, communication and control systems, and electrical and mechanical engineering. The goal of the Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) is to exchange and stimulate research ideas to realize advanced distributed robotic systems. This volume of proceedings includes 43 original contributions presented at the Tenth International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2010), which was held in November 2010 at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. The selected papers in this volume are authored by leading researchers from Asia, Europa, and the Americas, thereby providing a broad coverage and perspective of the state-of-the-art technologies, algorithms, system architectures, and applications in distributed robotic systems. The book is organized into four parts, each representing one critical and long-term research thrust in the multi-robot community: distributed sensing (Part I); localization, navigation, and formations (Part II); coordination algorithms and formal methods (Part III); modularity, distributed manipulation, and platforms (Part IV).

Multiagent Robotic Systems

Multiagent Robotic Systems
Author: Jiming Liu,Jianbing Wu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 1420038834
ISBN 13: 9781420038835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiagent Robotic Systems Book Review:

Providing a guided tour of the pioneering work and major technical issues, Multiagent Robotic Systems addresses learning and adaptation in decentralized autonomous robots. Its systematic examination demonstrates the interrelationships between the autonomy of individual robots and the emerged global behavior properties of a group performing a cooperative task. The author also includes descriptions of the essential building blocks of the architecture of autonomous mobile robots with respect to their requirement on local behavioral conditioning and group behavioral evolution. After reading this book you will be able to fully appreciate the strengths and usefulness of various approaches in the development and application of multiagent robotic systems. It covers: Why and how to develop and experimentally test the computational mechanisms for learning and evolving sensory-motor control behaviors in autonomous robots How to design and develop evolutionary algorithm-based group behavioral learning mechanisms for the optimal emergence of group behaviors How to enable group robots to converge to a finite number of desirable task states through group learning What are the effects of the local learning mechanisms on the emergent global behaviors How to use decentralized, self-organizing autonomous robots to perform cooperative tasks in an unknown environment Earlier works have focused primarily on how to navigate in a spatially unknown environment, given certain predefined motion behaviors. What is missing, however, is an in-depth look at the important issues on how to effectively obtain such behaviors in group robots and how to enable behavioral learning and adaptation at the group level. Multiagent Robotic Systems examines the key methodological issues and gives you an understanding of the underlying computational models and techniques for multiagent systems.

Robotics Autonomous Systems and Contemporary International Security

Robotics  Autonomous Systems and Contemporary International Security
Author: Ash Rossiter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN 10: 1000287106
ISBN 13: 9781000287103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotics Autonomous Systems and Contemporary International Security Book Review:

Rapid technological advances in the field of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) are transforming the international security environment and the conduct of contemporary conflict. Bringing together leading experts from across the globe, this book provides timely analysis on the current and future challenges associated with greater utilization of RAS by states, their militaries, and a host of non-state actors. Technologically driven change in the international security environment can come about through the development of one significant technology, such as the atomic bomb. At other times, it results from several technologies maturing at roughly the same pace. This second image better reflects the rapid technological change that is taking us into the robotics age. Many of the chapters in this edited volume explore unresolved ethical, legal, and operational challenges that are only likely to become more complex as RAS technology matures. Though the precise ways in which the impact of autonomous systems – both physical and non-physical – will be felt in the long-run is hidden from us, attempting to anticipate the direction of travel remains an important undertaking and one that this book makes a critical effort to contend with. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Small Wars & Insurgencies.

Aerial Robots

Aerial Robots
Author: Omar D Lopez Mejia,Jaime Escobar
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2017-09-06
ISBN 10: 9535134639
ISBN 13: 9789535134633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aerial Robots Book Review:

Few years ago, the topic of aerial robots was exclusively related to the robotics community, so a great number of books about the dynamics and control of aerial robots and UAVs have been written. As the control technology for UAVs advances, the great interaction that exists between other systems and elements that are as important as control such as aerodynamics, energy efficiency, acoustics, structural integrity, and applications, among others has become evident. Aerial Robots - Aerodynamics, Control, and Applications is an attempt to bring some of these topics related to UAVs together in just one book and to look at a selection of the most relevant problems of UAVs in a broader engineering perspective.

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems
Author: Roderich Groß,Lyuba Alboul,Chris Melhuish,Mark Witkowski,Tony T. Prescott,Jacques Penders
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2011-08-19
ISBN 10: 3642232310
ISBN 13: 9783642232312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotics Systems, TAROS 2011, held in Sheffield, UK, in August/September 2011. The 32 revised full papers presented together with 29 two-page abstracts were carefully reviewed and selected from 94 submissions. Among the topics addressed are robot navigation, robot learning, human-robot interaction, robot control, mobile robots, reinforcement learning, robot vehicles, swarm robotic systems, etc.

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 2

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 2
Author: Hajime Asama,Toshio Fukuda,Tamio Arai,Isao Endo
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 4431669426
ISBN 13: 9784431669425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 2 Book Review:

Great interest is now focused on distributed autonomous robotic systems (DARS) as a new strategy for the realization of flexible, robust, and intelligent robots. Inspired by autonomous, decentralized, and self-organizing biological systems, the field of DARS encompasses broad interdisciplinary technologies related not only to robotics and computer engineering but also to biology and psychology. The rapidly growing interest in this new area of research was manifest in the first volume of Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, published in 1994. This second volume in the series presents the most recent work by eminent researchers and includes such topics as multirobot control, distributed robotic systems design, self-organizing systems, and sensing and navigation for cooperative robots. Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 2 is a valuable source for those whose work involves robotics and will be of great interest to those in the fields of artificial intelligence, self-organizing systems, artificial life, and computer science.

Robotic Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Robotic Systems  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2075
Release: 2020-01-03
ISBN 10: 1799817555
ISBN 13: 9781799817550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotic Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Review:

Through expanded intelligence, the use of robotics has fundamentally transformed a variety of fields, including manufacturing, aerospace, medicine, social services, and agriculture. Continued research on robotic design is critical to solving various dynamic obstacles individuals, enterprises, and humanity at large face on a daily basis. Robotic Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source that delves into the current issues, methodologies, and trends relating to advanced robotic technology in the modern world. Highlighting a range of topics such as mechatronics, cybernetics, and human-computer interaction, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for robotics engineers, mechanical engineers, robotics technicians, operators, software engineers, designers, programmers, industry professionals, researchers, students, academicians, and computer practitioners seeking current research on developing innovative ideas for intelligent and autonomous robotics systems.

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 3

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 3
Author: Tim Lueth,Rüdiger Dillmann,Paolo Dario,Heinz Wörn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642721982
ISBN 13: 9783642721984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 3 Book Review:

Distributed autonomous robotic systems (DARS) are systems composed of multiple autonomous units such as modules, cells, processors, agents, and robots. Combination or cooperative operation of multiple autonomous units is expected to lead to desirable features such as flexibility, fault tolerance, and efficiency. The DARS is the leading established conference on distributed autonomous systems. All papers have the common goal to contribute solutions to the very demanding task of designing distributed systems to realize robust and intelligent robotic systems.

Autonomous Mobile Robots

Autonomous Mobile Robots
Author: Frank L. Lewis,Shuzhi Sam Ge
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 1420019449
ISBN 13: 9781420019445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Mobile Robots Book Review:

It has long been the goal of engineers to develop tools that enhance our ability to do work, increase our quality of life, or perform tasks that are either beyond our ability, too hazardous, or too tedious to be left to human efforts. Autonomous mobile robots are the culmination of decades of research and development, and their potential is seemingly unlimited. Roadmap to the Future Serving as the first comprehensive reference on this interdisciplinary technology, Autonomous Mobile Robots: Sensing, Control, Decision Making, and Applications authoritatively addresses the theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of the field. The book examines in detail the key components that form an autonomous mobile robot, from sensors and sensor fusion to modeling and control, map building and path planning, and decision making and autonomy, and to the final integration of these components for diversified applications. Trusted Guidance A duo of accomplished experts leads a team of renowned international researchers and professionals who provide detailed technical reviews and the latest solutions to a variety of important problems. They share hard-won insight into the practical implementation and integration issues involved in developing autonomous and open robotic systems, along with in-depth examples, current and future applications, and extensive illustrations. For anyone involved in researching, designing, or deploying autonomous robotic systems, Autonomous Mobile Robots is the perfect resource.

Advances in Automation and Robotics Research

Advances in Automation and Robotics Research
Author: Héctor A. Moreno,Isela G. Carrera,Ricardo A. Ramírez-Mendoza,José Baca,Ilka A. Banfield
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-11-21
ISBN 10: 9783030900328
ISBN 13: 3030900320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Automation and Robotics Research Book Review:

This book gathers the proceedings of the 3rd Latin American Congress on Automation and Robotics, held at Monterrey, Mexico, on November 17–19, 2021. This book presents recent advances in the modeling, design, control, and development of autonomous and robotic systems and explores current exciting applications and future challenges of these technologies. The scope of this book covers a wide range of research fields associated with automation and robotics encountered within engineering, scientific research, and practice. These topics are related to autonomous systems, industrial automation and robotics, modelling and systems identification, simulation procedures and experimental validations, control theory, artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensing and sensor fusion, multi-robot and multi-agent systems, field and service robotics, human robot interaction and interfaces, modelling of robotic systems, and the design of new robotic platforms.

Mobile Ad Hoc Robots and Wireless Robotic Systems Design and Implementation

Mobile Ad Hoc Robots and Wireless Robotic Systems  Design and Implementation
Author: Santos, Raul Aquino
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 1466626895
ISBN 13: 9781466626898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Ad Hoc Robots and Wireless Robotic Systems Design and Implementation Book Review:

The emergence of wireless robotic systems has provided new perspectives on technology. With the combination of disciplines such as robotic systems, ad hoc networking, telecommunications and more, mobile ad hoc robots have proven essential in aiding future possibilities of technology. Mobile Ad Hoc Robots and Wireless Robotic Systems: Design and Implementation aims to introduce robotic theories, wireless technologies, and routing applications involved in the development of mobile ad hoc robots. This reference source brings together topics on the communication and control of network ad hoc robots, describing how they work together to carry out coordinated functions.

Advances in Automation and Robotics Research

Advances in Automation and Robotics Research
Author: Héctor A. Moreno
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030900339
ISBN 13: 9783030900335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Unmanned Robotic Systems and Applications

Unmanned Robotic Systems and Applications
Author: Mahmut Reyhanoglu,Geert De Cubber,Daniela Doroftei
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN 10: 1789845661
ISBN 13: 9781789845662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unmanned Robotic Systems and Applications Book Review:

This book presents recent studies of unmanned robotic systems and their applications. With its five chapters, the book brings together important contributions from renowned international researchers. Unmanned autonomous robots are ideal candidates for applications such as rescue missions, especially in areas that are difficult to access. Swarm robotics (multiple robots working together) is another exciting application of the unmanned robotics systems, for example, coordinated search by an interconnected group of moving robots for the purpose of finding a source of hazardous emissions. These robots can behave like individuals working in a group without a centralized control.

Industrial and Robotic Systems

Industrial and Robotic Systems
Author: Eusebio E. Hernandez,Sajjad Keshtkar,S. Ivvan Valdez
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-05-13
ISBN 10: 3030454029
ISBN 13: 9783030454029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial and Robotic Systems Book Review:

This volume gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of robotics engineering, as presented by leading international researchers and engineers at the Latin American Symposium on Industrial and Robotic Systems (LASIRS), held in Tampico, Mexico on October-November 30-01 2019. The contributions cover all major areas of R&D and innovation in simulation, optimization, and control of robotics, such as design and optimization of robots using numerical and metaheuristic methods, autonomous and control systems, industrial compliance solutions, numerical simulations for manipulators and robots, metaheuristics applied to robotics problems, Industry 4.0, control and automation in petrochemical processes, simulation and control in aerospace and aeronautics, and education in robotics. The conference represented a unique platform to share the latest research and developments in simulation, control and optimization of robotic systems, and to promote cooperation among specialists in machine and mechanism area.

Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems

Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems
Author: Hugh H. T. Liu,Bo Zhu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 1119263069
ISBN 13: 9781119263067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems Book Review:

This text explores formation control of vehicle systems and introduces three representative systems: space systems, aerial systems and robotic systems Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems offers a review of the core concepts of dynamics and control and examines the dynamics and control aspects of formation control in order to study a wide spectrum of dynamic vehicle systems such as spacecraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and robots. The text puts the focus on formation control that enables and stabilizes formation configuration, as well as formation reconfiguration of these vehicle systems. The authors develop a uniform paradigm of describing vehicle systems’ dynamic behaviour that addresses both individual vehicle’s motion and overall group’s movement, as well as interactions between vehicles. The authors explain how the design of proper control techniques regulate the formation motion of these vehicles and the development of a system level decision-making strategy that increases the level of autonomy for the entire group of vehicles to carry out their missions. The text is filled with illustrative case studies in the domains of space, aerial and robotics. • Contains uniform coverage of "formation" dynamic systems development • Presents representative case studies in selected applications in the space, aerial and robotic systems domains • Introduces an experimental platform of using laboratory three-degree-of-freedom helicopters with step-by-step instructions as an example • Provides open source example models and simulation codes • Includes notes and further readings that offer details on relevant research topics, recent progress and further developments in the field Written for researchers and academics in robotics and unmanned systems looking at motion synchronization and formation problems, Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems is a vital resource that explores the motion synchronization and formation control of vehicle systems as represented by three representative systems: space systems, aerial systems and robotic systems.

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems
Author: Yang Gao,Saber Fallah,Yaochu Jin,Constantina Lekakou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 705
Release: 2017-07-19
ISBN 10: 3319641077
ISBN 13: 9783319641072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotics, TAROS 2017, held in Guildford, UK, in July 2017. The 43 revised full papers presented together with 13 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 66 submissions. The papers discuss robotics research drawn from a wide and diverse range of topics, such as swarm and multi-robotic systems; human-robot interaction; robotic learning and imitation; robot navigation, planning and safety; humanoid and bio-inspired robots; mobile robots and vehicles; robot testing and design; detection and recognition; learning and adaptive behaviours; interaction; soft and reconfigurable robots; and service and industrial robots.