Robot Motion and Control 2009

Robot Motion and Control 2009
  • Author : Krzysztof R. Kozlowski
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 478
  • Relase : 2009-11-15
  • ISBN : 9781848829848

Robot Motion and Control 2009 Book Review:

Robot Motion Control 2009 presents very recent results in robot motion and control. Forty short papers have been chosen from those presented at the sixth International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control held in Poland in June 2009. The authors of these papers have been carefully selected and represent leading institutions in this field. The following recent developments are discussed: design of trajectory planning schemes for holonomic and nonholonomic systems with optimization of energy, torque limitations and other factors, new control algorithms for industrial robots, nonholonomic systems and legged robots, different applications of robotic systems in industry and everyday life, like medicine, education, entertainment and others, multiagent systems consisting of mobile and flying robots with their applications. The book is suitable for graduate students of automation and robotics, informatics and management, mechatronics, electronics and production engineering systems as well as scientists and researchers working in these fields.

Robot Motion and Control 2009

Robot Motion and Control 2009
  • Author : Krzysztof R. Kozlowski
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 478
  • Relase : 2009-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781848829855

Robot Motion and Control 2009 Book Review:

Robot Motion Control 2009 presents very recent results in robot motion and control. Forty short papers have been chosen from those presented at the sixth International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control held in Poland in June 2009. The authors of these papers have been carefully selected and represent leading institutions in this field. The following recent developments are discussed: design of trajectory planning schemes for holonomic and nonholonomic systems with optimization of energy, torque limitations and other factors, new control algorithms for industrial robots, nonholonomic systems and legged robots, different applications of robotic systems in industry and everyday life, like medicine, education, entertainment and others, multiagent systems consisting of mobile and flying robots with their applications. The book is suitable for graduate students of automation and robotics, informatics and management, mechatronics, electronics and production engineering systems as well as scientists and researchers working in these fields.

Robot Motion and Control 2011

Robot Motion and Control 2011
  • Author : Krzysztof Kozłowski
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 420
  • Relase : 2012-01-13
  • ISBN : 9781447123439

Robot Motion and Control 2011 Book Review:

Robot Motion Control 2011 presents very recent results in robot motion and control. Forty short papers have been chosen from those presented at the sixth International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control held in Poland in June 2011. The authors of these papers have been carefully selected and represent leading institutions in this field. The following recent developments are discussed: Design of trajectory planning schemes for holonomic and nonholonomic systems with optimization of energy, torque limitations and other factors. New control algorithms for industrial robots, nonholonomic systems and legged robots. Different applications of robotic systems in industry and everyday life, like medicine, education, entertainment and others. Multiagent systems consisting of mobile and flying robots with their applications The book is suitable for graduate students of automation and robotics, informatics and management, mechatronics, electronics and production engineering systems as well as scientists and researchers working in these fields.

Design and Control of Intelligent Robotic Systems

Design and Control of Intelligent Robotic Systems
  • Author : Dikai Liu,Lingfeng Wang,Kay Chen Tan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 478
  • Relase : 2009-03-05
  • ISBN : 9783540899327

Design and Control of Intelligent Robotic Systems Book Review:

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.

Robotics

Robotics
  • Author : Bruno Siciliano,Lorenzo Sciavicco,Luigi Villani,Giuseppe Oriolo
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 632
  • Relase : 2010-08-20
  • ISBN : 9781846286414

Robotics Book Review:

Based on the successful Modelling and Control of Robot Manipulators by Sciavicco and Siciliano (Springer, 2000), Robotics provides the basic know-how on the foundations of robotics: modelling, planning and control. It has been expanded to include coverage of mobile robots, visual control and motion planning. A variety of problems is raised throughout, and the proper tools to find engineering-oriented solutions are introduced and explained. The text includes coverage of fundamental topics like kinematics, and trajectory planning and related technological aspects including actuators and sensors. To impart practical skill, examples and case studies are carefully worked out and interwoven through the text, with frequent resort to simulation. In addition, end-of-chapter exercises are proposed, and the book is accompanied by an electronic solutions manual containing the MATLAB® code for computer problems; this is available free of charge to those adopting this volume as a textbook for courses.

Time Delay Systems: Methods, Applications and New Trends

Time Delay Systems: Methods, Applications and New Trends
  • Author : Rifat Sipahi,Tomas Vyhlídal,Silviu-Iulian Niculescu,Pierdomenico Pepe
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 442
  • Relase : 2012-02-24
  • ISBN : 9783642252204

Time Delay Systems: Methods, Applications and New Trends Book Review:

This volume is concerned with the control and dynamics of time delay systems; a research field with at least six-decade long history that has been very active especially in the past two decades. In parallel to the new challenges emerging from engineering, physics, mathematics, and economics, the volume covers several new directions including topology induced stability, large-scale interconnected systems, roles of networks in stability, and new trends in predictor-based control and consensus dynamics. The associated applications/problems are described by highly complex models, and require solving inverse problems as well as the development of new theories, mathematical tools, numerically-tractable algorithms for real-time control. The volume, which is targeted to present these developments in this rapidly evolving field, captures a careful selection of the most recent papers contributed by experts and collected under five parts: (i) Methodology: From Retarded to Neutral Continuous Delay Models, (ii) Systems, Signals and Applications, (iii): Numerical Methods, (iv) Predictor-based Control and Compensation, and (v) Networked Control Systems and Multi-agent Systems.

Identification for Automotive Systems

Identification for Automotive Systems
  • Author : Daniel Alberer,Håkan Hjalmarsson,Luigi del Re
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2011-12-09
  • ISBN : 9781447122203

Identification for Automotive Systems Book Review:

Increasing complexity and performance and reliability expectations make modeling of automotive system both more difficult and more urgent. Automotive control has slowly evolved from an add-on to classical engine and vehicle design to a key technology to enforce consumption, pollution and safety limits. Modeling, however, is still mainly based on classical methods, even though much progress has been done in the identification community to speed it up and improve it. This book, the product of a workshop of representatives of different communities, offers an insight on how to close the gap and exploit this progress for the next generations of vehicles.

Optimal Sensor Networks Scheduling in Identification of Distributed Parameter Systems

Optimal Sensor Networks Scheduling in Identification of Distributed Parameter Systems
  • Author : Maciej Patan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 294
  • Relase : 2012-02-23
  • ISBN : 9783642282300

Optimal Sensor Networks Scheduling in Identification of Distributed Parameter Systems Book Review:

Sensor networks have recently come into prominence because they hold the potential to revolutionize a wide spectrum of both civilian and military applications. An ingenious characteristic of sensor networks is the distributed nature of data acquisition. Therefore they seem to be ideally prepared for the task of monitoring processes with spatio-temporal dynamics which constitute one of most general and important classes of systems in modelling of the real-world phenomena. It is clear that careful deployment and activation of sensor nodes are critical for collecting the most valuable information from the observed environment. Optimal Sensor Network Scheduling in Identification of Distributed Parameter Systems discusses the characteristic features of the sensor scheduling problem, analyzes classical and recent approaches, and proposes a wide range of original solutions, especially dedicated for networks with mobile and scanning nodes. Both researchers and practitioners will find the case studies, the proposed algorithms, and the numerical examples to be invaluable.

Applied Computational Intelligence in Engineering and Information Technology

Applied Computational Intelligence in Engineering and Information Technology
  • Author : Radu-Emil Precup,Szilveszter Kovács,Stefan Preitl,Emil M. Petriu
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2012-03-22
  • ISBN : 9783642283055

Applied Computational Intelligence in Engineering and Information Technology Book Review:

This book highlights the potential of getting benefits from various applications of computational intelligence techniques. The present book is structured such that to include a set of selected and extended papers from the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics SACI 2011, held in Timisoara, Romania, from 19 to 21 May 2011. After a serious paper review performed by the Technical Program Committee only 116 submissions were accepted, leading to a paper acceptance ratio of 65 %. A further refinement was made after the symposium, based also on the assessment of the presentation quality. Concluding, this book includes the extended and revised versions of the very best papers of SACI 2011 and few invited papers authored by prominent specialists. The readers will benefit from gaining knowledge of the computational intelligence and on what problems can be solved in several areas; they will learn what kind of approaches is advised to use in order to solve these problems. A very important benefit for the readers is an understanding of what the major difficulties are and the cost-effective solutions to deal with them. This book will offer a convenient entry for researchers and engineers who intend to work in the important fields of computational intelligence.

Progress in Automation, Robotics and Measuring Techniques

Progress in Automation, Robotics and Measuring Techniques
  • Author : Roman Szewczyk,Cezary Zieliński,Małgorzata Kaliczyńska
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 2015-03-09
  • ISBN : 9783319158471

Progress in Automation, Robotics and Measuring Techniques Book Review:

This book presents recent progresses in control, automation, robotics and measuring techniques. It includes contributions of top experts in the fields, focused on both theory and industrial practice. The particular chapters present a deep analysis of a specific technical problem which is in general followed by a numerical analysis and simulation and results of an implementation for the solution of a real world problem. The presented theoretical results, practical solutions and guidelines will be useful for both researchers working in the area of engineering sciences and for practitioners solving industrial problems.

Robot Motion Planning and Control

Robot Motion Planning and Control
  • Author : Jean-Paul Laumond
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 347
  • Relase : 2014-03-12
  • ISBN : 3662167905

Robot Motion Planning and Control Book Review:

How can a robot decide what motions to perform in order to achieve tasks in the physical world? Robot motion planning encompasses several different disciplines, most notably robotics, computer science, control theory and mathematics. This volume presents an interdisciplinary account of recent developments in the field. Topics covered include: combining geometric algorithms and control techniques to account for the nonholonomic constraints of most mobile robots; the mathematical machinery necessary for understanding nonholonomic systems; applying optimal techniques to compute optimal paths; feedback control for nonholonomic mobile robots; probabilistic algorithms and new motion planning approaches; and a survey of recent techniques for dealing with collision detection.

Emerging Trends in Mobile Robotics

Emerging Trends in Mobile Robotics
  • Author : Hideo Fujimoto
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Pages : 1360
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9789814329927

Emerging Trends in Mobile Robotics Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive account of stochastic filtering as a modeling tool in finance and economics. It aims to present this very important tool with a view to making it more popular among researchers in the disciplines of finance and economics. It is not intended to give a complete mathematical treatment of different stochastic filtering approaches, but rather to describe them in simple terms and illustrate their application with real historical data for problems normally encountered in these disciplines. Beyond laying out the steps to be implemented, the steps are demonstrated in the context of different market segments. Although no prior knowledge in this area is required, the reader is expected to have knowledge of probability theory as well as a general mathematical aptitude. Its simple presentation of complex algorithms required to solve modeling problems in increasingly sophisticated financial markets makes this book particularly valuable as a reference for graduate students and researchers interested in the field. Furthermore, it analyses the model estimation results in the context of the market and contrasts these with contemporary research publications. It is also suitable for use as a text for graduate level courses on stochastic modeling.

Robot Motion Planning

Robot Motion Planning
  • Author : Jean-Claude Latombe
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 651
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461540229

Robot Motion Planning Book Review:

One of the ultimate goals in Robotics is to create autonomous robots. Such robots will accept high-level descriptions of tasks and will execute them without further human intervention. The input descriptions will specify what the user wants done rather than how to do it. The robots will be any kind of versatile mechanical device equipped with actuators and sensors under the control of a computing system. Making progress toward autonomous robots is of major practical inter est in a wide variety of application domains including manufacturing, construction, waste management, space exploration, undersea work, as sistance for the disabled, and medical surgery. It is also of great technical interest, especially for Computer Science, because it raises challenging and rich computational issues from which new concepts of broad useful ness are likely to emerge. Developing the technologies necessary for autonomous robots is a formidable undertaking with deep interweaved ramifications in auto mated reasoning, perception and control. It raises many important prob lems. One of them - motion planning - is the central theme of this book. It can be loosely stated as follows: How can a robot decide what motions to perform in order to achieve goal arrangements of physical objects? This capability is eminently necessary since, by definition, a robot accomplishes tasks by moving in the real world. The minimum one would expect from an autonomous robot is the ability to plan its x Preface own motions.

Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics XII

Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics XII
  • Author : Ken Goldberg,Pieter Abbeel,Kostas Bekris,Lauren Miller
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 931
  • Relase : 2020-05-06
  • ISBN : 9783030430894

Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics XII Book Review:

This book presents the outcomes of the 12th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR 2016). WAFR is a prestigious, single-track, biennial international meeting devoted to recent advances in algorithmic problems in robotics. Robot algorithms are an important building block of robotic systems and are used to process inputs from users and sensors, perceive and build models of the environment, plan low-level motions and high-level tasks, control robotic actuators, and coordinate actions across multiple systems. However, developing and analyzing these algorithms raises complex challenges, both theoretical and practical. Advances in the algorithmic foundations of robotics have applications to manufacturing, medicine, distributed robotics, human–robot interaction, intelligent prosthetics, computer animation, computational biology, and many other areas. The 2016 edition of WAFR went back to its roots and was held in San Francisco, California – the city where the very first WAFR was held in 1994. Organized by Pieter Abbeel, Kostas Bekris, Ken Goldberg, and Lauren Miller, WAFR 2016 featured keynote talks by John Canny on “A Guided Tour of Computer Vision, Robotics, Algebra, and HCI,” Erik Demaine on “Replicators, Transformers, and Robot Swarms: Science Fiction through Geometric Algorithms,” Dan Halperin on “From Piano Movers to Piano Printers: Computing and Using Minkowski Sums,” and by Lydia Kavraki on “20 Years of Sampling Robot Motion.” Furthermore, it included an Open Problems Session organized by Ron Alterovitz, Florian Pokorny, and Jur van den Berg. There were 58 paper presentations during the three-day event. The organizers would like to thank the authors for their work and contributions, the reviewers for ensuring the high quality of the meeting, the WAFR Steering Committee led by Nancy Amato as well as WAFR’s fiscal sponsor, the International Federation of Robotics Research (IFRR), led by Oussama Khatib and Henrik Christensen. WAFR 2016 was an enjoyable and memorable event.

Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics

Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics
  • Author : Joaquim Filipe,Jean-Louis Ferrier,Juan Andrade Cetto
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 316
  • Relase : 2008-09-27
  • ISBN : 9783540856405

Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics Book Review:

The present book includes a set of selected papers from the fourth “International Conference on Informatics in Control Automation and Robotics” (ICINCO 2007), held at the University of Angers, France, from 9 to 12 May 2007. The conference was organized in three simultaneous tracks: “Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization”, “Robotics and Automation” and “Systems Modeling, Signal Processing and Control”. The book is based on the same structure. ICINCO 2007 received 435 paper submissions, from more than 50 different countries in all continents. From these, after a blind review process, only 52 where accepted as full papers, of which 22 were selected for inclusion in this book, based on the classifications provided by the Program Committee. The selected papers reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the conference. The diversity of topics is an important feature of this conference, enabling an overall perception of several important scientific and technological trends. These high quality standards will be maintained and reinforced at ICINCO 2008, to be held in Funchal, Madeira - Portugal, and in future editions of this conference. Furthermore, ICINCO 2007 included 3 plenary keynote lectures given by Dimitar Filev (Ford Motor Company), Patrick Millot (Université de Valenciennes) and Mark W. Spong (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

Dance Notations and Robot Motion

Dance Notations and Robot Motion
  • Author : Jean-Paul Laumond,Naoko Abe
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 430
  • Relase : 2015-11-24
  • ISBN : 9783319257396

Dance Notations and Robot Motion Book Review:

How and why to write a movement? Who is the writer? Who is the reader? They may be choreographers working with dancers. They may be roboticists programming robots. They may be artists designing cartoons in computer animation. In all such fields the purpose is to express an intention about a dance, a specific motion or an action to perform, in terms of intelligible sequences of elementary movements, as a music score that would be devoted to motion representation. Unfortunately there is no universal language to write a motion. Motion languages live together in a Babel tower populated by biomechanists, dance notators, neuroscientists, computer scientists, choreographers, roboticists. Each community handles its own concepts and speaks its own language. The book accounts for this diversity. Its origin is a unique workshop held at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse in 2014. Worldwide representatives of various communities met there. Their challenge was to reach a mutual understanding allowing a choreographer to access robotics concepts, or a computer scientist to understand the subtleties of dance notation. The liveliness of this multidisciplinary meeting is reflected by the book thank to the willingness of authors to share their own experiences with others.

Robotics in Smart Manufacturing

Robotics in Smart Manufacturing
  • Author : Pedro Neto,António Paulo Moreira
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 225
  • Relase : 2013-06-12
  • ISBN : 9783642392238

Robotics in Smart Manufacturing Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Workshop on Robotics in Smart Manufacturing, WRSM 2013, held in Porto, Portugal, in June 2013. The 20 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers address issues such as robotic machining, off-line robot programming, robot calibration, new robotic hardware and software architectures, advanced robot teaching methods, intelligent warehouses, robot co-workers and application of robots in the textile industry.

Recent Advances in Automation, Robotics and Measuring Techniques

Recent Advances in Automation, Robotics and Measuring Techniques
  • Author : Roman Szewczyk,Cezary Zieliński,Małgorzata Kaliczyńska
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 744
  • Relase : 2014-07-08
  • ISBN : 9783319053530

Recent Advances in Automation, Robotics and Measuring Techniques Book Review:

This book presents the recent advances and developments in control, automation, robotics and measuring techniques. It presents contributions of top experts in the fields, focused on both theory and industrial practice. The particular chapters present a deep analysis of a specific technical problem which is in general followed by a numerical analysis and simulation and results of an implementation for the solution of a real world problem. The book presents the results of the International Conference AUTOMATION 2014 held 26 - 28 March, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland on Automation – Innovations and Future Prospectives The presented theoretical results, practical solutions and guidelines will be useful for both researchers working in the area of engineering sciences and for practitioners solving industrial problems.

Motion Control

Motion Control
  • Author : Federico Casolo
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2010-01-01
  • ISBN : 9789537619558

Motion Control Book Review:

The book reveals many different aspects of motion control and a wide multiplicity of approaches to the problem as well. Despite the number of examples, however, this volume is not meant to be exhaustive: it intends to offer some original insights for all researchers who will hopefully make their experience available for a forthcoming publication on the subject.

Multi-Robot Systems

Multi-Robot Systems
  • Author : Toshiyuki Yasuda
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 598
  • Relase : 2011-01-30
  • ISBN : 9789533074252

Multi-Robot Systems Book Review:

This book is a collection of 29 excellent works and comprised of three sections: task oriented approach, bio inspired approach, and modeling/design. In the first section, applications on formation, localization/mapping, and planning are introduced. The second section is on behavior-based approach by means of artificial intelligence techniques. The last section includes research articles on development of architectures and control systems.