Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms

Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms

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.

Author: Shawn M. Walsh

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9780081020487

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 603

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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
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Multi Locomotion Robotic Systems

Multi Locomotion Robotic Systems

The book represents new developments and advances in the field of bio-inspired robotics research introducing the state of the art, the idea of multi-locomotion robotic system to implement the diversity of animal motion.

Author: Toshio Fukuda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642301353

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 314

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Nowadays, multiple attention have been paid on a robot working in the human living environment, such as in the field of medical, welfare, entertainment and so on. Various types of researches are being conducted actively in a variety of fields such as artificial intelligence, cognitive engineering, sensor- technology, interfaces and motion control. In the future, it is expected to realize super high functional human-like robot by integrating technologies in various fields including these types of researches. The book represents new developments and advances in the field of bio-inspired robotics research introducing the state of the art, the idea of multi-locomotion robotic system to implement the diversity of animal motion. It covers theoretical and computational aspects of Passive Dynamic Autonomous Control (PDAC), robot motion control, multi legged walking and climbing as well as brachiation focusing concrete robot systems, components and applications. In addition, gorilla type robot systems are described as hardware of Multi-Locomotion Robotic system. It is useful for students and researchers in the field of robotics in general, bio-inspired robots, multi-modal locomotion, legged walking, motion control, and humanoid robots. Furthermore, it is also of interest for lecturers and engineers in practice building systems cooperating with humans.
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Design and VLSI Implementation of Perceptive Controller for Robotic Systems

Design and VLSI Implementation of Perceptive Controller for Robotic Systems

( 56 ) Tzyh - Jong Tarn , Mumin Song and Ning Xi “ Intelligent planning and
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Systems ” .

Author: Yu Sun

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293025040068

Category: Mobile robots

Page: 250

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Categories: Mobile robots

Soft Computing for Intelligent Robotic Systems

Soft Computing for Intelligent Robotic Systems

This book will be useful for application engineers, scientists and researchers who wish to use some of the most advanced soft computing techniques in robotics.

Author: Toshio Fukuda

Publisher: Physica

ISBN: 9783790818826

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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Research results using some of the most advanced soft computing techniques in intelligent robotic systems are presented. The main purpose of this book is to show how the power of soft computing techniques can be exploited in intelligent robotic systems. The main emphasis is on control system for a mobile robot, behavior arbitration for a mobile robot, reinforcement learning of a robot, manipulation of a robot, collision avoidance and automatic design of robots. This book will be useful for application engineers, scientists and researchers who wish to use some of the most advanced soft computing techniques in robotics.
Categories: Computers

Control Design and Analysis for Underactuated Robotic Systems

Control Design and Analysis for Underactuated Robotic Systems

This text will not only enable the reader to gain a better understanding of the power and fundamental limitations of linear and nonlinear control theory for the control design and analysis for these URSs, but also inspire the reader to ...

Author: Xin Xin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447162513

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 319

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The last two decades have witnessed considerable progress in the study of underactuated robotic systems (URSs). Control Design and Analysis for Underactuated Robotic Systems presents a unified treatment of control design and analysis for a class of URSs, which include systems with multiple-degree-of-freedom and/or with underactuation degree two. It presents novel notions, features, design techniques and strictly global motion analysis results for these systems. These new materials are shown to be vital in studying the control design and stability analysis of URSs. Control Design and Analysis for Underactuated Robotic Systems includes the modelling, control design and analysis presented in a systematic way particularly for the following examples: l directly and remotely driven Acrobots l Pendubot l rotational pendulum l counter-weighted Acrobot 2-link underactuated robot with flexible elbow joint l variable-length pendulum l 3-link gymnastic robot with passive first joint l n-link planar robot with passive first joint l n-link planar robot with passive single joint double, or two parallel pendulums on a cart l 3-link planar robots with underactuation degree two 2-link free flying robot The theoretical developments are validated by experimental results for the remotely driven Acrobot and the rotational pendulum. Control Design and Analysis for Underactuated Robotic Systems is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in the area of control systems, mechanical and robotics systems, nonlinear systems and oscillation. This text will not only enable the reader to gain a better understanding of the power and fundamental limitations of linear and nonlinear control theory for the control design and analysis for these URSs, but also inspire the reader to address the challenges of more complex URSs.
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Dynamics of Tree Type Robotic Systems

Dynamics of Tree Type Robotic Systems

The knowledge contained in the book will help one in virtual testing of robot operation, trajectory planning and control. This book addresses dynamic modelling methodology and analyses of tree-type robotic systems.

Author: Suril Vijaykumar Shah

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400750067

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

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This book addresses dynamic modelling methodology and analyses of tree-type robotic systems. Such analyses are required to visualize the motion of a system without really building it. The book contains novel treatment of the tree-type systems using concept of kinematic modules and the corresponding Decoupled Natural Orthogonal Complements (DeNOC), unified representation of the multiple-degrees-of freedom-joints, efficient recursive dynamics algorithms, and detailed dynamic analyses of several legged robots. The book will help graduate students, researchers and practicing engineers in applying their knowledge of dynamics for analysis of complex robotic systems. The knowledge contained in the book will help one in virtual testing of robot operation, trajectory planning and control.
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Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 5

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 5

This book, containing the proceedings of the symposium, provides broad coverage of the technical issues in the current state of the art in distributed autonomous systems composed of multiple robots, robotic modules, or robotic agents.

Author: Hajime Asama

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015055597077

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 484

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The 6th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2002) was held in June 2002 in Fukuoka, Japan, a decade after the first DARS symposium was convened. This book, containing the proceedings of the symposium, provides broad coverage of the technical issues in the current state of the art in distributed autonomous systems composed of multiple robots, robotic modules, or robotic agents. DARS 2002 dealt with new strategies for realizing complex, modular, robust, and fault-tolerant robotic systems, and this volume covers the technical areas of system design, modeling, simulation, operation, sensing, planning, and control. The papers that are included here were contributed by leading researchers from Asia, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, and make up an invaluable resource for researchers and students in the field of distributed autonomous robotic systems.
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Soft Computing for Intelligent Robotic Systems

Soft Computing for Intelligent Robotic Systems

The robotic application of neural network based closed-loop control can be found [15, 18, 19). For indirect or identification based robotic system control, ...

Author: Toshio Fukuda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790811475

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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Research results using some of the most advanced soft computing techniques in intelligent robotic systems are presented. The main purpose of this book is to show how the power of soft computing techniques can be exploited in intelligent robotic systems. The main emphasis is on control system for a mobile robot, behavior arbitration for a mobile robot, reinforcement learning of a robot, manipulation of a robot, collision avoidance and automatic design of robots. This book will be useful for application engineers, scientists and researchers who wish to use some of the most advanced soft computing techniques in robotics.
Categories: Computers

Recognition of Fiducial Marks Applied to Robotic Systems

Recognition of Fiducial Marks Applied to Robotic Systems

3 1769 00069 3823 DEC 31 1991 RECOGNITION OF FIDUCIAL MARKS
APPLIED TO ROBOTIC SYSTEMS GINGE Center for Intelligent Robotic Systems
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Author: Wayne D. Georges

Publisher:

ISBN: NASA:31769000693823

Category: Pattern perception

Page: 73

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Categories: Pattern perception

Motion and Operation Planning of Robotic Systems

Motion and Operation Planning of Robotic Systems

This book addresses the broad multi-disciplinary topic of robotics, and presents the basic techniques for motion and operation planning in robotics systems.

Author: Giuseppe Carbone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319147055

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 522

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This book addresses the broad multi-disciplinary topic of robotics, and presents the basic techniques for motion and operation planning in robotics systems. Gathering contributions from experts in diverse and wide ranging fields, it offers an overview of the most recent and cutting-edge practical applications of these methodologies. It covers both theoretical and practical approaches, and elucidates the transition from theory to implementation. An extensive analysis is provided, including humanoids, manipulators, aerial robots and ground mobile robots. ‘Motion and Operation Planning of Robotic Systems’ addresses the following topics: *The theoretical background of robotics. *Application of motion planning techniques to manipulators, such as serial and parallel manipulators. *Mobile robots planning, including robotic applications related to aerial robots, large scale robots and traditional wheeled robots. *Motion planning for humanoid robots. An invaluable reference text for graduate students and researchers in robotics, this book is also intended for researchers studying robotics control design, user interfaces, modelling, simulation, sensors, humanoid robotics.
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Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

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.

Author: Roderich Groß

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642232312

Category: Computers

Page: 435

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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.
Categories: Computers

Design and Control of Intelligent Robotic Systems

Design and Control of Intelligent Robotic Systems

The intended readers of this edited book are engineers, researchers, senior undergraduates, and graduate students who are interested in the field of design and control of intelligent robotic systems.

Author: Dikai Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540899327

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 478

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With the increasing applications of intelligent robotic systems in various ?elds, the - sign and control of these systems have increasingly attracted interest from researchers. This edited book entitled “Design and Control of Intelligent Robotic Systems” in the book series of “Studies in Computational Intelligence” is a collection of some advanced research on design and control of intelligent robots. The works presented range in scope from design methodologies to robot development. Various design approaches and al- rithms, such as evolutionary computation, neural networks, fuzzy logic, learning, etc. are included. We also would like to mention that most studies reported in this book have been implemented in physical systems. An overview on the applications of computational intelligence in bio-inspired robotics is given in Chapter 1 by M. Begum and F. Karray, with highlights of the recent progress in bio-inspired robotics research and a focus on the usage of computational intelligence tools to design human-like cognitive abilities in the robotic systems. In Chapter 2, Lisa L. Grant and Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy present greedy search, particle swarm optimization and fuzzy logic based strategies for navigating a swarm of robots for target search in a hazardous environment, with potential applications in high-risk tasks such as disaster recovery and hazardous material detection.
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Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

This volume of proceedings includes 31 original contributions presented at the 2012 International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2012) held in November 2012 at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD USA.

Author: M. Ani Hsieh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642551468

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 450

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Distributed robotics is a rapidly growing and maturing interdisciplinary research area lying at the intersection of computer science, network science, control theory, 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 31 original contributions presented at the 2012 International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2012) held in November 2012 at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD USA. 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 five parts, representative of critical long-term and emerging research thrusts in the multi-robot community: Coordination for Perception, Coverage, and Tracking; Task Allocation and Coordination Strategies; Modular Robots and Novel Mechanisms and Sensors; Formation Control and Planning for Robot Teams; and Learning, Adaptation, and Cognition for Robot Teams.
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Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

This book should prove indispensable not only to those involved with robotic engineering but also to those in the fields of artificial intelligence, self-organizing systems, and coordinated control.

Author: Hajime Asama

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431682752

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 394

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As a new strategy to realize the goal of flexible, robust, fault-tolerant robotic systems, the distributed autonomous approach has quickly established itself as one of the fastest growing fields in robotics. This book is one of the first to devote itself solely to this exciting area of research, covering such topics as self-organization, communication and coordination, multi-robot manipulation and control, distributed system design, distributed sensing, intelligent manufacturing systems, and group behavior. The fundamental technologies and system architectures of distributed autonomous robotic systems are expounded in detail, along with the latest research findings. This book should prove indispensable not only to those involved with robotic engineering but also to those in the fields of artificial intelligence, self-organizing systems, and coordinated control.
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Cellular Robotics and Micro Robotic Systems

Cellular Robotics and Micro Robotic Systems

Preface This book presents an advanced robotic technology including two topics, cellular robotics and micro robotic systems. Both two topics have some ...

Author: T Fukuda

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814502955

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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This book introduces interesting topics, from concepts to the latest research, on cellular and micro robotic systems. The cellular robotic system is a self-organizing robotic system composed of a large number of autonomous robotic units, named cells. This idea came from the organic structure of a living body. Several attractive topics in this area are covered, such as swarm intelligence, communications, and robotic mechanisms. The micro robotic system is currently the most fascinating technology. Micro mechanisms, control and intelligence, with respect to this system are treated here. The combination of both technologies will prepare the way for a new paradigm in the field of engineering. Contents:Introduction:IntroductionDecentralized Robotic SystemCellular Robotics:Concept of Cellular RoboticsCommunication IssuesNetwork OrganizationCooperative Decision Making Using Genetic AlgorithmStructural RealizationConclusionsMicro Robotic Systems:Concept of Micro Robotic SystemsMicrofabricationDexterous ControlHigh-Precision ControlNon-Contact ControlConclusions Readership: Engineers. keywords:Celluar Robot;Micro Robot;Micro Machine;Multiple Robot;Decentralized Robot;Organization;Communication;Cooperation;Genetic Algorithm;Micromanipulation
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Intelligent Robotic Systems

Intelligent Robotic Systems

However, the components, methods, and algorithms of the intelligent robotic cell can be multiagent systems as well. The book deals with the basic research ...

Author: Witold Jacak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306469671

Category: Computers

Page: 310

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Here is a comprehensive presentation of methodology for the design and synthesis of an intelligent complex robotic system, connecting formal tools from discrete system theory, artificial intelligence, neural network, and fuzzy logic. The necessary methods for solving real time action planning, coordination and control problems are described. A notable chapter presents a new approach to intelligent robotic agent control acting in a realworld environment based on a lifelong learning approach combining cognitive and reactive capabilities. Another key feature is the homogeneous description of all solutions and methods based on system theory formalism.
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Intelligent Robotic Systems

Intelligent Robotic Systems

INTRODUCTION Today many kinds of robotic systems have been studied and developed for practical use. Most of them cannot change their form, however, ...

Author: Spyros G. Tzafestas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000148824

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 736

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A multiplicity of techniques and angles of attack are incorporated in 18 contributions describing recent developments in the structure, architecture, programming, control, and implementation of industrial robots capable of performing intelligent action and decision making. Annotation copyright Book
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Smart Robots

Smart Robots

Here is one of the first really thorough presentations on smart robots.

Author: V. Hunt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461325338

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

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Here is one of the first really thorough presentations on smart robots. Robots, machine vision systems, sensors, manipulators, expert systems, and artificial intelligence concepts combined in state-of-the-art computer integrated manufacturing systems. These "smart" robots increase produc tivity and improve the quality of our products. This comprehensive volume, which is extensively illustrated, provides a unique synthesis and overview of the emerging field of smart robots, the basic approaches for each of the constituents systems, the techniques used, applications, the descriptions of current hardware or software projects, a review of the state-of-the-art of the technology, current research and development efforts, and trends in the development of smart robots. All of the information has been compiled from a wide variety of knowledgeable sources and recent government reports. An extensive selection of photo graphs, diagrams and charts amplify this book. The contents of major chapters include: • Introduction to smart robots • Artificial intelligence for smart robots • Smart robot systems • Sensor-controlled robots • Machine vision systems • Robot manipulators • Natural language processing • Expert systems and • Computer integrated manufacturing Smart Robots presents the state-of-the-art in intelligent robots. It is designed to help the reader develop an understanding of industrial applications of smart robots as well as the new technological develop ments. Smart Robots is an outstanding introduction to the integration and application of machine vision systems, sensors, expert systems, and artificial intelligence technology.
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Highly Redundant Sensing in Robotic Systems

Highly Redundant Sensing in Robotic Systems

This book contains revised versions of papers presented at a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in Florida in September 1989 within the activities of the NATO Special Programme on Sensory Systems for Robotic Control.

Author: Julius T. Tou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642840517

Category: Computers

Page: 322

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Design of intelligent robots is one of the most important endeavors in robotics research today. The key to intelligent robot design lies in sensory systems for robotic control and manipulation. In an unstructural environment, robotic sensing translates measurements and characteristics of the environment and working objects into useful information. A robotic system is usually equipped with a variety of sensors to perform redundant sensing and achieve data fusion. This book contains revised versions of papers presented at a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in Florida in September 1989 within the activities of the NATO Special Programme on Sensory Systems for Robotic Control. The fundamental issues addressed in this volume were: - Theory and techniques, including knowledge-based systems, geometrical fusion, Boolean fusion, probabilistic fusion, feature-based fusion, error-estimation approach, and Markov process modeling. - General concepts, including microscopic redundancy at the sensory element level, macroscopic redundancy at the sensory system level, parallel redundancy, and standby redundancy. - Implementation and application, including robotic control, sensory technology, robotic assembly, robot fingers, sensory signal processing, sensory system integration, and PAPIA architecture. - Biological analogies, including neural nets, pattern recognition, low-level fusion, and motor learning.
Categories: Computers