Robotics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Editor: Information Resources Management Association
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: IGI Global

Single-User Purchase Price: $1845.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $2767.50
ISBN: 978-1-4666-4607-0
Category: Technology & Engineering - Technology
Image Count: 914
Book Status: Available
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As mechanical and cybernetic technologies gain prominence and usability, robots have become ever more present in our everyday lives, with applications in education, transportation, and the workforce. Robotics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores some of the most recent developments in robotic motion, artificial intelligence, and human-machine interaction. The chapters in this extensive multi-volume reference source provide insight into a wide variety of applications and functional areas: from robots used in educational and medical settings to autonomous military and exploratory machines. Scientists, engineers, specialists, and programmers will all find valuable information and insight within these pages, applicable to a multitude of fields and professions.

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Table of Contents

  • Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Associate Editors
  • Editorial Advisory Board
  • Preface
  • Section 1: Fundamental Concepts and Theories
  • Chapter 1: History of Service Robots
  • Chapter 2: Task Coordination for Service Robots Based on Multiple Markov Decision Processes
  • Chapter 3: Task Analysis and Motion Generation for Service Robots
  • Chapter 4: From Object Recognition to Object Localization
  • Chapter 5: 3D Scene Capture and Analysis for Intelligent Robotics
  • Chapter 6: Support Vector Machine Based Mobile Robot Motion Control and Obstacle Avoidance
  • Chapter 7: A Framework for Prototyping of Autonomous Multi-Robot Systems for Search, Rescue, and Reconnaissance
  • Chapter 8: Applications of DEC-MDPs in Multi-Robot Systems
  • Chapter 9: The Inevitability of Library Automation
  • Chapter 10: Lending and Borrowing Library Materials
  • Chapter 11: Educational Robotics Theories and Practice
  • Section 2: Development and Design Methodologies
  • Chapter 12: Mission Planning of Mobile Robots and Manipulators for Service Applications
  • Chapter 13: Relational Representations and Traces for Efficient Reinforcement Learning
  • Chapter 14: Gesture Learning by Imitation Architecture for a Social Robot
  • Chapter 15: A Human Affect Recognition System for Socially Interactive Robots
  • Chapter 16: Reasoning about Space, Actions, and Change
  • Chapter 17: Intelligent Stereo Vision in Autonomous Robot Traversability Estimation
  • Chapter 18: Mobile/Wireless Robot Navigation
  • Chapter 19: Self Control and Server-Supervisory Control for Multiple Mobile Robots and its Applicability to Intelligent DNC System
  • Chapter 20: Distributed Multi-Robot Localization
  • Chapter 21: Static and Dynamic Multi-Robot Coverage with Grammatical Evolution Guided by Reinforcement and Semantic Rules
  • Chapter 22: How Ants Can Efficiently Solve the Generalized Watchman Route Problem
  • Chapter 23: Distributed Task Allocation in Swarms of Robots
  • Chapter 24: Design and Operation of Two Service Robot Arms
  • Chapter 25: Prototyping of Lunabotic Excavator Robotic System
  • Section 3: Tools and Technologies
  • Chapter 26: Modular Cable-Driven Robotic Arms for Intrinsically Safe Manipulation
  • Chapter 27: Portable Haptic Arm Exoskeleton
  • Chapter 28: Lagrangian Dynamics of Manipulators
  • Chapter 29: Optimal Design of Three-Link Planar Manipulators Using Grashof's Criterion
  • Chapter 30: Medical Manipulators for Surgical Applications
  • Chapter 31: Needle Insertion Force Modeling using Genetic Programming Polynomial Higher Order Neural Network
  • Chapter 32: Small Medical Robot
  • Chapter 33: A Mechatronic Description of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Dam Inspection
  • Chapter 34: Agile Wheeled Mobile Robots for Service in Natural Environment
  • Chapter 35: Prototyping and Real-Time Implementation of Bipedal Humanoid Robots
  • Chapter 36: Design of a Mobile Robot to Clean the External Walls of Oil Tanks
  • Chapter 37: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of On-Board Subsystems
  • Chapter 38: Attentive Visual Memory for Robot Localization
  • Chapter 39: A Neuromorphic Robot Vision System to Predict the Response of Visual Neurons
  • Chapter 40: Visual Control of an Autonomous Indoor Robotic Blimp
  • Section 4: Utilization and Application
  • Chapter 41: Indoor Surveillance Application using Wireless Robots and Sensor Networks
  • Chapter 42: Prototyping of Fully Autonomous Indoor Patrolling Mobile Robots
  • Chapter 43: Mobile Worm-Like Robots for Pipe Inspection
  • Chapter 44: Study and Design of an Autonomous Mobile Robot Applied to Underwater Cleaning
  • Chapter 45: Safer and Faster Humanitarian Demining with Robots
  • Chapter 46: A Swarm Robotics Approach to Decontamination
  • Chapter 47: A Resource-Oriented Petri Net Approach to Scheduling and Control of Time-Constrained Cluster Tools in Semiconductor Fabrication
  • Chapter 48: Unpredicted Trajectories of an Automated Guided Vehicle with Chaos
  • Chapter 49: Stereoscopic Vision for Off-Road Intelligent Vehicles
  • Chapter 50: Mechatronics Technology for Solar Cells
  • Chapter 51: Service Robots for Agriculture
  • Chapter 52: Transforming Technical Services
  • Chapter 53: Medical Robotics in K-12 Education
  • Chapter 54: Medical Robotics
  • Chapter 55: Surgical Robots
  • Chapter 56: Wearable Power Assist Robot Driven with Pneumatic Rubber Artificial Muscles
  • Section 5: Organizational and Social Implications
  • Chapter 57: Gait Rhythm of Parkinson's Disease Patients and an Interpersonal Synchrony Emulation System based on Cooperative Gait
  • Chapter 58: Robot Modeling for Physical Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 59: Interactive Games with Robotic and Augmented Reality Technology in Cognitive and Motor Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 60: An Integrated Framework for Robust Human-Robot Interaction
  • Chapter 61: Making Use of Multi-Modal Synchrony
  • Chapter 62: Human-Friendly Mechatronics Systems with Functional Fluids and Elastomers
  • Chapter 63: Effects of Human-Machine Integration on the Construction of Identity
  • Chapter 64: Android Robots as Telepresence Media
  • Chapter 65: Developmental Language Learning from Human/Humanoid Robot Social Interactions
  • Chapter 66: Just Doesn't Look Right
  • Chapter 67: Robotic Hardware and Software Integration for Changing Human Intentions
  • Chapter 68: Building a Technoself
  • Chapter 69: The Mediating Role of Context in an Urban After-School Robotics Program
  • Chapter 70: The Impact of Educational Robotics on Student STEM Learning, Attitudes, and Workplace Skills
  • Section 6: Emerging Trends
  • Chapter 71: Stereo Vision Depth Estimation Methods for Robotic Applications
  • Chapter 72: Self-Calibration of Eye-to-Hand and Workspace for Mobile Service Robot
  • Chapter 73: Optimal Location of the Workpiece in a PKM-Based Machining Robotic Cell
  • Chapter 74: Visual Detection in Linked Multi-Component Robotic Systems
  • Chapter 75: Ad Hoc Communications for Wireless Robots in Indoor Environments
  • Chapter 76: Real-Time Fuzzy Logic-Based Hybrid Robot Path-Planning Strategies for a Dynamic Environment
  • Chapter 77: Collaborative Exploration based on Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
  • Chapter 78: Modular Assembly Micro-Robots for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
  • Chapter 79: Biorobotics
  • Chapter 80: Mobile Laboratory Model for Next-Generation Heterogeneous Wireless Systems
  • Chapter 81: Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Applications
  • Chapter 82: Understanding the Human-Machine Interface in a Time of Change
  • Chapter 83: A Neurorobotics Approach to Investigating Word Learning Behaviors