Robotic Systems for Handling and Assembly: 67 (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics) - Product Features
- Although parallel robots are known to offer many advantages with respect to accuracy, dynamics, and stiffness, major breakthroughs in industrial applications have not yet taken place. This is due to a knowledge gap preventing fast and precise execution of industrial handling and assembly tasks. This book focuses on the design, modeling, and control of innovative parallel structures as well as the integration of novel machine elements. Special attention is paid to the integration of active components into lightweight links and passive joints. In addition, new control concepts are introduced to minimize structural vibrations. Although the optimization of robot systems itself allows a reduction of cycle times, these can be further decreased by improved path planning, robot programming, and automated assembly planning concepts described by 25 contributions within this book. The content of this volume is subdivided into four main parts dealing with Modeling and Design, System Implementation, Control and Programming as well as Adaptronics and Components.
- This book is aimed at researchers and postgraduates working in the field of parallel robots as well as practicing engineers dealing with industrial robot development and robotic applications.
Robotic Mapping and Exploration: 55 (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics) - Product Features
- Robotic Mapping and Exploration is an important contribution in the area of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) for autonomous robots, which has been receiving a great deal of attention by the research community in the latest few years. The contents are focused on the autonomous mapping learning problem. Solutions include uncertainty-driven exploration, active loop closing, coordination of multiple robots, learning and incorporating background knowledge, and dealing with dynamic environments. Results are accompanied by a rich set of experiments, revealing a promising outlook toward the application to a wide range of mobile robots and field settings, such as search and rescue, transportation tasks, or automated vacuum cleaning.
Robotics Research: Results of the 12th International Symposium ISRR: 28 (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics) - Product Features
- This volume contains 50 papers presented at the 12th International Symposium of Robotics Research, which took place October 2005 in San Francisco, CA. Coverage includes: physical human-robot interaction, humanoids, mechanisms and design, simultaneous localization and mapping, field robots, robotic vision, robot design and control, underwater robotics, learning and adaptive behavior, networked robotics, and interfaces and interaction.
Robotics and Cognitive Approaches to Spatial Mapping: 38 (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics) - Product Features
- This important work is an attempt to synthesize two areas that need to be treated in tandem. The book brings together the fields of robot spatial mapping and cognitive spatial mapping, which share some common core problems. One would expect some cross-fertilization of research between the two areas to have occurred, yet this has begun only recently. There are now signs that some synthesis is happening, so this work is a timely one for students and engineers in robotics.
Robotics Research: The Eleventh International Symposium: 15 (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics) - Product Features
- ISRR, the "International Symposium on Robotics Research", is one of robotics? pioneering symposia, which has established some of the field's most fundamental and lasting contributions over the past two decades. This book presents the results of the eleventh edition of "Robotics Research" ISRR03, offering a broad range of topics in robotics. The contributions provide a wide coverage of the current state of robotics research: the advances and challenges in its theoretical foundation and technology basis, and the developments in its traditional and new emerging areas of applications. The diversity, novelty, and span of the work unfolding in these areas reveal the field's increased maturity and expanded scope, and define the state of the art of robotics and its future direction.
Robotics: An Introduction (Open University Press Robotics Series) - Product Features
- D. McCloy D. M. J. Harris SPRINGER-SCIENCE+BUSINESS MEDIA, B. V ISBN 978-94-010-9754-3 ISBN 978-94-010-9752-9 (eBook) DOI 10. 1007/978-94-010-9752-9 First Published 1986 Copyright ? 1986 Don McCloy and Michael Harris Originally published by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1986 All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form by mimeograph or by any other means, without permission in writing from the publisher. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data McCloy, D. Robotics: an introduction. - (Robotics series) 1. Robots I. Title II. Harris, D. M. J. III. Series 629. 8'92 TJ211 Text design by Clarke Williams Contents Series Editor's Preface Introduction List of abbreviations and acronyms 1 Chapter 1 From flint tool to flexible manufacture 1 Introduction 1. 1 1 Technology extends human capabilities 1. 2 4 Mechanization 1. 3 5 1. 4 Automatic control 10 1. 5 Automation 11 1. 6 Robotics 13 1. 7 The elements of an industrial robot 16 1. 8 Why robots? 17 1. 9 Robot applications 26 1. 10 Recapitulation Chapter 2 Mechanisms and robot configurations 27 27 2. 1 Introduction 2. 2 Mechanisms 27 vi Contents 2. 3 Simple chains: M = 3 40 2. 4 Geometry of simple chains 43 2. 5 Matrix methods 47 2. 6 Recapitulation 58 Chapter 3 Wrists, hands, legs and feet 59 3. 1 Introduction 59 3. 2 Wrists 59 3. 3 Grippers 61 3. 4 Mobile robots 67 3. 5 Methods of support: wheels and tracks 68 3.
Robotics Research: The 18th International Symposium ISRR: 10 (Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics) - Product Features
- ISRR, the "International Symposium on Robotics Research", is one of robotics pioneering Symposia, which has established over the past two decades some of the field's most fundamental and lasting contributions. This book presents the results of the eighteenth edition of "Robotics Research" ISRR17, offering a collection of a broad range of topics in robotics. This symposium took place in Puerto Varas, Chile from December 11th to December 14th, 2017. The content of the contributions provides a wide coverage of the current state of robotics research, the advances and challenges in its theoretical foundation and technology basis, and the developments in its traditional and new emerging areas of applications. The diversity, novelty, and span of the work unfolding in these areas reveal the field's increased maturity and expanded scope and define the state of the art of robotics and its future direction.
Robotics Research: The 16th International Symposium ISRR: 114 (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics) - Product Features
- This volume presents a collection of papers presented at the 16th International Symposium of Robotic Research (ISRR). ISRR is the biennial meeting of the International Foundation of Robotic Research (IFRR) and its 16th edition took place in Singapore over the period 16th to 19th December 2013. The ISRR is the longest running series of robotics research meetings and dates back to the very earliest days of robotics as a research discipline. This 16th ISRR meeting was held in the 30th anniversary year of the very first meeting which took place in Bretton Woods (New Hampshire, USA) in August 1983., and represents thirty years at the forefront of ideas in robotics research.
- As for the previous symposia, ISRR 2013 followed up on the successful concept of a mixture of invited contributions and open submissions. 16 of the contributions were invited contributions from outstanding researchers selected by the IFRR officers and the program committee, and the other contributions were chosen among the open submissions after peer review. This selection process resulted in a truly excellent technical program which featured some of the very best of robotic research. These papers were presented in a single-track interactive format which enables real conversations between speakers and the audience.
- The symposium contributions contained in this volume report on a variety of new robotics research results covering a broad spectrum organized into traditional ISRR categories: control; design; intelligence and learning; manipulation; perception; and planning.
Robotics: Joint Conference on Robotics, LARS 2014, SBR 2014, Robocontrol 2014, S?o Carlos, Brazil, October 18-23, 2014. Revised Selected Papers (Communications ... Computer and Information Science Book 507) - Product Features
- This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Joint Conference on Robotics, LARS, SBR, Robocontrol 2014, held in S?o Carlos, Brazil, in October 2014. The 8 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 76 submissions. The selected papers present a complete and solid reference of the state-of-the-art of intelligent robotics and automation research, covering the following areas: autonomous mobile robots, tele-operated and telepresence robots, human-robot interaction, trajectory control for mobile robots, autonomous vehicles, service-oriented robotic systems, semantic mapping, environment mapping, visual odometry, applications of RGB-D sensors, humanoid and biped robots, Robocup soccer robots, robot control, path planning, multiple vehicles and teams of robots.
Robotics: DISCOVER THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE with 20 PROJECTS (Build It Yourself) - Product Features
- Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! They assemble massive cars and tiny computer chips. They help doctors do delicate surgery. They vacuum our houses and mow our lawns. Robot toys play with us, follow our commands, and respond to our moods. We even send robots to explore the depths of the ocean and the expanse of space. In Robotics, children ages 9 and up learn how robots affect both the future and the present. Hands-on activities make learning both fun and lasting.
Robotics: 43 (Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering) - Product Features
- The word "robot" does not originate from a science or engineering vocabulary. It was rst used in the Czech drama R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) written by Karel Capek and was rst played in Prague in 1921 (the word itself was invented by his brother Josef). In the drama the "robot" is an arti cial human being which is a brilliant worker, deprived of all unnecessary qualities: feelings, creativity and capacity for feeling pain. In the prologue of the drama the following "de nition" of robots is given: Robots are not people (Roboti nejsou lide). They are mecha- cally more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul. The creation of an engineer is technically more re ned than the product of nature. The textbook "Robotics" evolved through more than 10 years of teaching robotics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The way of presenting the rather demanding subject was successfully tested with several generations of undergraduatestudents.
Robotics Research: Volume 2: 3 (Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics) - Product Features
- ISRR, the "International Symposium on Robotics Research", is one of robotics pioneering Symposia, which has established over the past two decades some of the field's most fundamental and lasting contributions. This book presents the results of the seventeenth edition of "Robotics Research" ISRR15, offering a collection of a broad range of topics in robotics. The content of the contributions provides a wide coverage of the current state of robotics research.: the advances and challenges in its theoretical foundation and technology basis, and the developments in its traditional and new emerging areas of applications. The diversity, novelty, and span of the work unfolding in these areas reveal the field's increased maturity and expanded scope and define the state of the art of robotics and its future direction.
Robotics (Hand Book for Lab Work) (ISBN No. 978-1-913482-72-5) - Product Features
- This practice hand book enables its readers to understand the functionality of infrared ray detector, Pick and Place Robot, 5 Axis Robotic Arm. At the end it covers Parallel Port Programming Technique using the C- Language. This enables its readers to interact with hardware and program small machine component like stepper motor, further reader may play with the code/s and create programs for Numeric Control Machines.