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Quadrupedal Locomotion

An Introduction to the Control of Four-legged Robots

Author: Pablo González de Santos,Elena Garcia,Joaquin Estremera

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846283078

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

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Walking machines have advantages over traditional vehicles, and have already accomplished tasks that wheeled or tracked robots cannot handle. Nevertheless, their use in industry and services is currently limited in scope. This book brings together methods and techniques that have been developed to deal with obstacles to wider acceptance of legged robots. Part I provides an historical overview. Part II concentrates on control techniques, as applied to Four-legged robots.

Nature-Inspired Mobile Robotics

Author: Kenneth J Waldron,Mohammad O Tokhi,Gurvinder S Virk

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814525545

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 884

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The proceedings provide state-of-the-art scientific and engineering research findings and developments in the area of mobile robotics and assistive technologies. The proceedings collected together peer reviewed articles presented at the CLAWAR 2013 conference. It contains a strong showing of articles on legged locomotion with numbers of legs from two onwards. There is also a good collection of articles on systems that walls climbing, poles balancing, and other more complex structures following the traditional of CLAWAR themes. In addition, the proceedings also cover the subject of robot-human interaction, which focus on a more “human” way of communicating with humanoid robots. As for human assistive devices, proceedings also cover exoskeletal and prosthetic devices, robots for personal and nursing cares to address the issues of ageing population in our society. Finally, the issue of the deployment of robots in society, it social and ethically consideration are also addressed in the proceedings. Contents:Plenary PresentationsAssistive RoboticsAutonomous RobotsBiologically-Inspired Systems and SolutionsHMI, Inspection and LearningInnovative Design of CLAWARLocomotionManipulation and GrippingModelling and Simulation of CLAWARPlanning and ControlPositioning, Localization and PerceptionSensing and Sensor FusionService Robot Standards and Standardization Readership: Systems and control engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers in academic, research and industrial settings; engineers and practitioners in the public services sectors in health care, manufacturing, supply and delivery services. Keywords:Assistive Robotics;Autonomous Robots;Biologically Inspired Robotics;CLAWAR;Climbing and Walking Robots;Design of CLAWAR;Hybrid Locomotion;Legged Locomotion;Mobile Robots;Modeling and Simulation;Planning and Control;Robot Standardization;Service Robotics;Wheeled Locomotion

Bioinspired Legged Locomotion

Models, Concepts, Control and Applications

Author: Maziar Ahmad Sharbafi,André Seyfarth

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128037741

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 638

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Bioinspired Legged Locomotion: Models, Concepts, Control and Applications explores the universe of legged robots, bringing in perspectives from engineering, biology, motion science, and medicine to provide a comprehensive overview of the field. With comprehensive coverage, each chapter brings outlines, and an abstract, introduction, new developments, and a summary. Beginning with bio-inspired locomotion concepts, the book's editors present a thorough review of current literature that is followed by a more detailed view of bouncing, swinging, and balancing, the three fundamental sub functions of locomotion. This part is closed with a presentation of conceptual models for locomotion. Next, the book explores bio-inspired body design, discussing the concepts of motion control, stability, efficiency, and robustness. The morphology of legged robots follows this discussion, including biped and quadruped designs. Finally, a section on high-level control and applications discusses neuromuscular models, closing the book with examples of applications and discussions of performance, efficiency, and robustness. At the end, the editors share their perspective on the future directions of each area, presenting state-of-the-art knowledge on the subject using a structured and consistent approach that will help researchers in both academia and industry formulate a better understanding of bioinspired legged robotic locomotion and quickly apply the concepts in research or products. Presents state-of-the-art control approaches with biological relevance Provides a thorough understanding of the principles of organization of biological locomotion Teaches the organization of complex systems based on low-dimensional motion concepts/control Acts as a guideline reference for future robots/assistive devices with legged architecture Includes a selective bibliography on the most relevant published articles


Science and Systems VIII

Author: Nicholas Roy,Paul Newman,Siddhartha Srinivasa

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262315734

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

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Robotics: Science and Systems VIII spans a wide spectrum of robotics, bringing together contributions from researchers working on the mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotics systems. This volume presents the proceedings of the eighth annual Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) conference, held in July 2012 at the University of Sydney. The contributions reflect the exciting diversity of the field, presenting the best, the newest, and the most challenging work on such topics as mechanisms, kinematics, dynamics and control, human-robot interaction and human-centered systems, distributed systems, mobile systems and mobility, manipulation, field robotics, medical robotics, biological robotics, robot perception, and estimation and learning in robotic systems. The conference and its proceedings reflect not only the tremendous growth of robotics as a discipline but also the desire in the robotics community for a flagship event at which the best of the research in the field can be presented.

Advances in Climbing and Walking Robots

Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (CLAWAR 2007), Singapore, 16-18 July 2007

Author: Min Xie

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9789812708151

Category: Computers

Page: 765

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Toward a Practice of Autonomous Systems

Proceedings of the First European Conference on Artificial Life

Author: Francisco J. Varela,Paul Bourgine

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262720199

Category: Psychology

Page: 515

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Artificial life embodies a recent and important conceptual step in modem science:asserting that the core of intelligence and cognitive abilities is the same as the capacity forliving. The recent surge of interest in artificial life has pushed a whole range of engineeringtraditions, such as control theory and robotics, beyond classical notions of goal and planning intobiologically inspired notions of viability and adaptation, situatedness and operationalclosure.These proceedings serve two important functions: they address bottom-up theories ofartificial intelligence and explore what can be learned from simple models such as insects about thecognitive processes and characteristic autonomy of living organisms, while also engaging researchersand philosophers in an exciting examination of the epistemological basis of this new trend.FranciscoJ. Varela is Director of Research at CNRS in Paris, France. Paul Bourgine is Professor of ArtificialIntelligence at CEMAGREF, Antony, France.Topics include: Artificial Animals. Genetic Algorithms.Autonomous Systems. Emergent Behaviors. Artificial Ecologies. Immunologic Algorithms. Self-AdaptingSystems. Emergent Structures. Emotion And Motivation. Neural Networks. Coevolution. FitnessLandscapes Contributors include: H. Bersini. Domenico Parisi. Rodney A. Brooks. Christopher G.Langton. S. Kauffman. J.-L. Denenbourg. Pattie Maes. John Holland. T. Smithers. H. Swefel. H.Muhlenbein.

Autonomous Robots

From Biological Inspiration to Implementation and Control

Author: George A. Bekey

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262025782

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 577

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An introduction to the science and practice of autonomous robots that reviews over 300 current systems and examines the underlying technology.

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Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators Proceedings of the Fourteenth CISM-IFToMM Symposium

Author: Giovanni Bianchi,Jean-Claude Guinot,Cezary Rzymkowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783211836910

Category: Science

Page: 567

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Mechanics, Motion Control, Sensing and Programming, Synthesis and Design, Legged Locomotion and Biomechanical Aspects of Robots and Manipulators – world view of the state of the art. Characterization: This volume presents the latest contribution to the theory and practice of modern robotics given by the world recognized scientists from Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and USA.

Advances in Computer Science and Information Engineering

Author: David Jin,Sally Lin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642301266

Category: Computers

Page: 728

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CSIE2012 is an integrated conference concentrating its focus on Computer Science and Information Engineering . In the proceeding, you can learn much more knowledge about Computer Science and Information Engineering of researchers from all around the world. The main role of the proceeding is to be used as an exchange pillar for researchers who are working in the mentioned fields. In order to meet the high quality of Springer, AISC series, the organization committee has made their efforts to do the following things. Firstly, poor quality paper has been refused after reviewing course by anonymous referee experts. Secondly, periodically review meetings have been held around the reviewers about five times for exchanging reviewing suggestions. Finally, the conference organizers had several preliminary sessions before the conference. Through efforts of different people and departments, the conference will be successful and fruitful.

Autonomes Laufen

Author: Friedrich Pfeiffer,Holk Cruse

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540264531

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 298

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Laufen ist eine der genialsten Erfindungen der Natur. Aber erst in neuerer Zeit haben sich Technologien entwickelt, die den erfolgreichen Bau von autonomen Laufmaschinen realistisch erscheinen lassen. Dieses Buch beinhaltet die Ergebnisse des DFG Schwerpunktprogramms SPP1039 "Autonomes Laufen" – entstanden aus einer intensiven Zusammenarbeit einiger der führenden Ingenieure, Biologen und Informatiker auf diesem Gebiet. Es werden technische Realisierungen von Laufmaschinen ebenso präsentiert wie neueste biologische Erkenntnisse, deren Ergebnisse unmittelbar in solche technischen Umsetzungen einfließen. Dazu gehören Probleme der topologischen Strukturen des Laufens, der zum Laufen notwendigen Regelungen und Steuerungen und den damit verbundenen Fragen der Sensoren und der Aktoren, die Modellierung der Dynamik sowie die Auslegung und der Bau von Laufmaschinen. Eine dazugehörende und professionell umgesetzte DVD gibt einen vergnüglichen Überblick der Forschungsergebnisse und der dahinter stehenden Probleme.

Mobile Robotik

Eine praktische Einführung

Author: Ulrich Nehmzow

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642559425

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

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Using information and scale as central themes, this comprehensive survey explains how to handle real problems in astronomical data analysis through a modern arsenal of powerful techniques. The coverage includes chapters or appendices on: detection and filtering; image compression; multichannel, multiscale, and catalog data analytical methods; wavelets transforms, Picard iteration, and software tools.

W.U.R. Werstands universal Robots

Author: Karel Čapek

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743704048

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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Karel Čapek: W.U.R. Werstands universal Robots Originaltitel: »R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots«. Erstdruck 1920. Hier in der deutschen Übersetzung von Otto Pick, Prag, 1922. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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RoboCup 2006: Robot Soccer World Cup X

Author: Gerhard Lakemeyer,Elizabeth Sklar,Domenico G. Sorrenti,Tomoichi Takahashi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540740236

Category: Computers

Page: 566

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This book constitutes the 10th official archival publication devoted to RoboCup. It documents the achievements presented at the RoboCup 2006 International Symposium, held in Bremen, Germany, in June 2006, in conjunction with the RoboCup Competition. It serves as a valuable source of reference and inspiration for those interested in robotics or distributed intelligence.

Der Unbesiegbare

Utopischer Roman

Author: Stanislaw Lem

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518743422

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

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Der Astrogar Horpach und sein Stellvertreter Rohan stehen vor einem Rätsel, als man die unversehrte »Kondor« und die Überreste ihrer Besatzung findet. Es gibt keinen Überlebenden, aber Lebensmittelvorräte, Wasser- und Sauerstoffreserven wären für viele Monate ausreichend gewesen. Allerdings sind die Innenräume des Raumschiffs in einem unbeschreiblichen Zustand, als habe eine Horde Wilder darin gehaust. Wie die Wissenschaftler des »Unbesiegbaren« feststellen, gibt es auf Regis III keine feindliche Fauna oder Flora und doch wird der Planet von einer Macht beherrscht, die auch der Rettungsexpedition fast zum Verhängnis wird.

Advanced Robotics

The International Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Robotics

Page: N.A

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Proceedings 2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

IROS 2002 , September 30 - October 4, 2002, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Author: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780780373983

Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 3072

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Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles

Author: Aarne Halme,Kari Koskinen

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: 9780080423661

Category: Robots

Page: 406

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The area of intelligent autonomous vehicles or robots has proved to be very active and extensive both in challenging applications as well as in the source of theoretical development. Automation technology is rapidly developing in many areas including: agriculture, mining, traditional manufacturing, automotive industry and space exploration. The 2nd IFAC Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles 1995 provides the forum to exchange ideas and results among the leading researchers and practitioners in the field. This publication brings together the papers presented at the latest in the series and provides a key evaluation of developments in automation technologies.

Der Malayische Archipel. Die Heimat des Orang-Utan und des Paradiesvogels. Band 1.

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace


ISBN: 3944309103

Category: History

Page: 351

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Dies ist der erste Band des Reiseberichtes des britischen Naturforschers Alfred Russel Wallace. Er unternahm in den Jahren 1854 bis 1862 im südlichen Malaiischen Archipel eine ausführliche Forschungsreise und legte dabei rund 20.000 Kilometer zurück. Dieses Buch enthält seinen Bericht und seine Forschungsergebnisse dieser Reise in der Übersetzung des deutschen Zoologen Adolf Bernhard Meyer aus dem Jahr 1869. Es wird als eines der wichtigsten und einflussreichsten Bücher über die Inselwelt in Südostasien angesehen und erscheint hier erstmals als E-Book. Wallace liefert neben den naturwissenschaftlichen Beschreibungen der gefundenen Pflanzen und Tiere eine Fülle von Beobachtungen der Einheimischen, ihrer Sprachen, ihrer Art zu leben und ihrer sozialen Organisation. Er berichtet über die Verbreitung der verschiedenen Arten, die er beobachtete, und ihre naturgeschichtliche Bedeutung, begründet auf der biologischen und geologischen Geschichte dieser Region. Er berichtet ebenfalls über einige seiner persönlichen Erlebnisse während dieser Reise, sowie über die Begegnungen mit Personen dieser Zeit. So trifft er Thomas Stamford Raffles, den Gründer der Stadt Singapur, James Brooke, den ersten der Weißen Rajahs von Sarawak und dessen Neffen Charles Johnson Brooke. Die Rechtschreibung dieses Buches wurde vollständig modernisiert. Heute unverständliche und veraltete Worte wurden ersetzt. Der zweite Band dieses Werkes ist ebenfalls als E-Book verfügbar.

Experimental Robotics

Author: Daniela Rus,Sanjiv Singh

Publisher: Springer Verlag


Category: Robotics

Page: N.A

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