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The Path to Autonomous Robots: Essays in Honor of George A. Bekey

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This collection of technical articles, written by leading international researchers in robotics, presents threads of modern robotics research. Also included are brief reminiscences of the former students of Professor George A. Bekey, reflecting on his remarkable 50-year career as an innovative educator and authority on Autonomous Robots. Together, these words pay tribute to Bekey's stature as a pioneer in the field, particularly in the areas of medical and rehabilitation robotics, human robot interaction and robot ethics. Topics explored in these chapters include: Mobile robots in extreme environments Autonomous spacecraft The design of networked robotic systems Robotic grasping using inputs from vision systems Advances in manipulation and mobility inspired by human control systems New directions in human-robot interaction A biomimetic approach to autonomous robot design Applying multi-task learning to inverse dynamics Researchers and students will be inspired both by these contributions and Professor Bekey's accomplishments, and the volume will undoubtedly spur further reading and research in the field.

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This collection of technical articles, written by leading international researchers in robotics, presents threads of modern robotics research. Topics explored in these chapters include: (1) Mobile robots in extreme environments. (2) Autonomous spacecraft. (3) The design of networked robotic systems. (4) Robotic grasping using inputs from vision systems. (5) Advances in manipulation and mobility inspired by human control systems. (6) New directions in human-robot interaction. (7) A biomimetic approach to autonomous robot design. (8) Applying multi-task learning to inverse dynamics.

Table of Contents

Part I Recent Research in Autonomous Robots: Mobile Robots for Polar Remote Sensing.- Adaptive Sampling With Multiple Mobile.- Grasping Affordances: Learning to Connect Vision to Hand Action.- Intelligent Robotics for Assistive Healthcare and Therapy.- A New Direction in Human-Robot Interaction: A Lesson from Star Wars?- Neurorobotics Primer.- Learning Inverse Dynamics by Gaussian Process Regression under the Multi-Task Learning Framework.- Part II Tributes and Recollections from Former Students: Professor George Albert Bekey.- Current History of the Bekey Tribe.- Recollections and Tributes.- References.- Index.

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ISBN:
9780387857732
Author:
Sukhatme, Gaurav Suhas (edt)
Publisher:
Springer
Editor:
Sukhatme, Gaurav
Editor:
Sukhatme, Gaurav S.
Author:
Sukhatme, Gaurav
Author:
Sukhatme, Gaurav S.
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence - General
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Subject:
Exploration and Mapping
Subject:
Grasping Affordances
Subject:
Locomotion
Subject:
Mobile robots
Subject:
NeuroRobotics
Subject:
Robotic Sensor Networks
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)
Subject:
Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
Subject:
Control, Robotics, Mechatronics <P>Chapters written by leading international researchers</P> <P>A sampling of modern research in Autonomous Robots</P>
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
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Edition Description:
2nd Printing. 2008
Publication Date:
20081203
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

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Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Differential Equations

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"Synopsis" by , This collection of technical articles, written by leading international researchers in robotics, presents threads of modern robotics research. Topics explored in these chapters include: (1) Mobile robots in extreme environments. (2) Autonomous spacecraft. (3) The design of networked robotic systems. (4) Robotic grasping using inputs from vision systems. (5) Advances in manipulation and mobility inspired by human control systems. (6) New directions in human-robot interaction. (7) A biomimetic approach to autonomous robot design. (8) Applying multi-task learning to inverse dynamics.
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