household service robotics

Household Service Robotics
Author: Yangsheng Xu
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Pages: 564
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Copyright ©2015 Zhejiang University Press, Published by Elsevier Inc. Household Service Robotics is a collection of the latest technological advances in household service robotics in five main areas: robot systems, manipulation, navigation, object recognition, and human-robot interaction. The book enables readers to understand development s and apply them to their own working areas, including: Robotic technologies for assisted living and elderly care Domestic cleaning automation Household surveillance Guiding systems for public spaces Service robotics is a highly multidisciplinary field, requiring a holistic approach. This handbook provides insights to the disciplines involved in the field as well as advanced methods and techniques that enable the scale-up of theory to actual systems. It includes coverage of functionalities such as vision systems, location control, and HCI, which are important in domestic settings. Provides a single source collection of the latest development in domestic robotic systems and control Covers vision systems, location control, and HCI, important in domestic settings Focuses on algorithms for object recognition, manipulation, human-robot interaction, and navigation for household robotics

Service Robots And Robotics  Design And Application
Author: Ceccarelli, Marco
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2012-03-31
Pages: 441
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"This book offers the latest research within the field of service robotics, using a mixture of case studies, research, and future direction in this burgeoning field of technology"--

Springer Handbook Of Robotics
Author: Bruno Siciliano
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-05-20
Pages: 1611
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With the science of robotics undergoing a major transformation just now, Springer’s new, authoritative handbook on the subject couldn’t have come at a better time. Having broken free from its origins in industry, robotics has been rapidly expanding into the challenging terrain of unstructured environments. Unlike other handbooks that focus on industrial applications, the Springer Handbook of Robotics incorporates these new developments. Just like all Springer Handbooks, it is utterly comprehensive, edited by internationally renowned experts, and replete with contributions from leading researchers from around the world. The handbook is an ideal resource for robotics experts but also for people new to this expanding field.

Design  User Experience  And Usability  Designing Interactions
Author: Aaron Marcus
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-06-28
Pages: 689
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The three-volume set LNCS 10918, 10919, and 10290 constitutes the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2018, held as part of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2018, in Las Vegas, NV, USA in July 2018. The total of 1171 papers presented at the HCII 2018 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4346 submissions. The papers cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of applications areas. The total of 165 contributions included in the DUXU proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this three-volume set. The 50 papers included in this volume are organized in topical sections on design, education and creativity, GUI, visualization and image design, multimodal DUXU, and mobile DUXU.

Service Robotics Within The Digital Home
Author: Ignacio González Alonso
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-06-27
Pages: 174
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This book provides the reader with a clear and precise description of robotics and other systems for home automation currently on the market, and discusses their interoperability and perspectives for the near future. It shows the different standards and the development platforms used by the main service robots in an international environment. This volume provides a scientific basis for the user who is looking for the best option to suit his or her needs from the available alternatives to integrate modern technology in the digital home.

The Robotics Divide
Author: Antonio López Peláez
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Pages: 221
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Societies survive in their environment and compete with each other depending on the technology they develop. Economic, military and political power are directly related to the available technology, while access to technology is key to the well-being of our societies at the individual, community and national level. The Robotics Divide analyzes how robotics will shape our societies in the twenty-first century; a time when industrial and service robotics, particularly for military and aerospace purposes, will become an essential technology. The book, written by experts in the field, focuses on the main technological trends in the field of robotics, and the impact that robotics will have on different facets of social life. By doing so, the authors aim to open the “black box” of a technology which, like any other, is designed, implemented and evaluated according to the economic and cultural patterns of a cosmopolitan society, as well as its relations of power. The Robotics Divide explores future developments in robotics technology and discusses the model of technological development and the implementation of robotics in this competitive market economy. Then the authors examine to what extent it is possible to determine the characteristic features of the robotic divide, namely in what ways the robotic divide differs from the digital divide, and how a model to integrate this technology can be developed without reproducing patterns of inequality and power that have characterized the advent of previous technologies. These issues - inequality, robotics and power - are of concern to robotics and advanced automation engineers, social scientists, economists and science policy experts alike.

Internet And Distributed Computing Systems
Author: Mukaddim Pathan
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Pages: 400
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems, IDCS 2013, held in Hangzhou, China, in October 2013. The 20 revised full papers and 13 invited papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover the following topics: ad-hoc and sensor networks, internet and Web technologies, network operations and management, information infrastructure; resilience, as well as fault tolerance and availability.

Sensor Based Intelligent Robots
Author: Henrik I Christensen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 1999-12-22
Pages: 332
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This book constitutes the thorougly refereed post-proceedings of an international workshop on sensor based Intelligent Robot held in Dagstuhl Castle, Germany in September/October 1998. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed for inclusion in the book. Among the topics addressed are robot navigation, motion planning, autonomous mobile robots, wheelchair robots, interactive robots, car navigation systems, visual tracking, sensor based navigation, distributed algorithms, computer vision, intelligent agents, robot control, and computational geometry.

Intelligent Autonomous Systems
Author: Ulrich Rembold
Publisher: IOS Press
Release Date: 1995
Pages: 730
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This text presents the proceedings of a conference on intelligent autonomous systems. Papers contribute solutions to the task of designing autonomous systems that are capable of operating independently of a human in partially structured and unstructured environments. For specific application, these systems should also learn from their actions in order to improve and optimize planning and execution of new tasks.

Concise International Encyclopedia Of Robotics
Author: Richard C. Dorf
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Release Date: 1990-04-30
Pages: 1190
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This volume, a condensation of the highly regarded International Encyclopedia of Robotics, serves as an invaluable guide to the rapidly growing field of robotics. None of the articles from the earlier three-volume work has been omitted. Instead, the articles have been shortened and, where necessary, updated to provide a ready-reference tool for professionals seeking to understand and gain from the use of robots and automation. Written by a wide variety of experts, the articles are cross-referenced and include extensive bibliographic information. The articles provide thorough coverage of all of the associated theoretical aspects of robotics as well as most of the present and future applications. Stressing readability, accuracy and ease of use, it gathers in one volume the result of years of knowledge and experience.

World Robotics
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Release Date: 2004
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Advances In Robotics Research
Author: Torsten Kröger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-05-15
Pages: 358
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The German Workshop on Robotics is a convention of roboticists from academia and industry working on mathematical and algorithmic foundations of robotics, on the design and analysis of robotic systems as well as on robotic applications. Selected contributions from researchers in German-speaking countries as well as from the international robotics community compose this volume. The papers are organized in ten scientific tracks: Kinematic and Dynamic Modeling, Motion Generation, Sensor Integration, Robot Vision, Robot Programming, Humanoid Robots, Grasping, Medical Robotics, Autonomous Helicopters, and Robot Applications. Due to an extensive review and discussion process, this collection of scientific contributions is of very high caliber and promises to strongly influence future robotic research activities.

2005 IEEE 9th International Conference On Rehabilitation Robotics
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Release Date: 2005
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How The Body Shapes The Way We Think
Author: Rolf Pfeifer
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 394
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An exploration of embodied intelligence and its implications points toward a theory of intelligence in general; with case studies of intelligent systems in ubiquitous computing, business and management, human memory, and robotics. How could the body influence our thinking when it seems obvious that the brain controls the body? In How the Body Shapes the Way We Think, Rolf Pfeifer and Josh Bongard demonstrate that thought is not independent of the body but is tightly constrained, and at the same time enabled, by it. They argue that the kinds of thoughts we are capable of have their foundation in our embodiment--in our morphology and the material properties of our bodies. This crucial notion of embodiment underlies fundamental changes in the field of artificial intelligence over the past two decades, and Pfeifer and Bongard use the basic methodology of artificial intelligence--"understanding by building"--to describe their insights. If we understand how to design and build intelligent systems, they reason, we will better understand intelligence in general. In accessible, nontechnical language, and using many examples, they introduce the basic concepts by building on recent developments in robotics, biology, neuroscience, and psychology to outline a possible theory of intelligence. They illustrate applications of such a theory in ubiquitous computing, business and management, and the psychology of human memory. Embodied intelligence, as described by Pfeifer and Bongard, has important implications for our understanding of both natural and artificial intelligence.

Robotics Abstracts
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Release Date: 1990
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Robotics In Theory And Practice
Author: Lucia Pachnikova
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2013-01-25
Pages: 300
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The aim of the special collection of peer reviewed papers was to present the latest research results from scientist such as professors, students, PhD. students and engineers related to robotics and manufacturing systems. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The collection provided an opportunity for scientist to exchange new ideas and applications in the wide field of robotics.

Proceedings
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Release Date: 2005
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New Robots For The 2020 S
Author: Maryanne Kane
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Release Date: 2020-06-24
Pages: 72
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The 2020's will go down in history for the rise of the robotic workforce. Service robots will be a key helper in many homes. For example, Samsung is developing Ballie, a household/companion robot that is the size of a tennis ball that's loaded with artificial intelligence. It's designed to understand, support and react to the owner's needs. Incredibly, it can connect and control smart devices in the home to the owner's specifications. As for pets, there will be plenty of little robots like Adorable Kiki and Aibo to choose from. Some of them will sit and stay on command. These are some of the many, fascinating household robots that are showcased in my book "New Robots for the 2020's.Health Care RobotsOne of the biggest megatrends in robotics is the use of health care robots which is greatly accelerating because of the COVID-19 pandemic. An example, included in the book, comes from Wuhan, China where a smart field hospital is totally run by health care robots, controlled by medical staff in a safe and remote location. In Singapore, robots are taking temperatures, dispensing hand sanitizers and encouraging social distancing. UV Light Robots are in high demand to deep-cleanse public places of the highly contagious COVID-19 virus. Venues include the hospitality industry, public transportation and much more. With COVID-19 likely to be a global health concern for some time, the demand for health care robots is expected to dramatically rise during this decade.Autonomous Mobile RobotsThe market for autonomous mobile robots is expected to hit $221 billion by 2030, growing from $29 billion in 2019. We showcase the latest including Misty 11 Robot Concierge, Spot Robodog Internet Sensation, Robots that deliver door to door, China's restaurant robots and Italy's very strong robot that can haul a plane. We also delve into the booming global drone business which is expected to be a $120 billion market by 2030.5G Connected RobotsThis decade robotic technology is being revolutionized with the inclusion of 5G systems that make robots more responsive, connected, fast and highly advanced. The 5G connectivity for robots is empowering and will provide any robot, from a $200 personal robot to a $2 million industrial robot with the key capabilities they need: sensing, thinking, acting and communicating. This book is an exciting look at the future of robotics in our personal/ business lives and in global industries during this decade.

Korea Now
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Release Date: 2004
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Whole Body Impedance Control Of Wheeled Humanoid Robots
Author: Alexander Dietrich
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2016-07-02
Pages: 187
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Introducing mobile humanoid robots into human environments requires the systems to physically interact and execute multiple concurrent tasks. The monograph at hand presents a whole-body torque controller for dexterous and safe robotic manipulation. This control approach enables a mobile humanoid robot to simultaneously meet several control objectives with different pre-defined levels of priority, while providing the skills for compliant physical contacts with humans and the environment. After a general introduction into the topic of whole-body control, several essential reactive tasks are developed to extend the repertoire of robotic control objectives. Additionally, the classical Cartesian impedance is extended to the case of mobile robots. All of these tasks are then combined and integrated into an overall, priority-based control law. Besides the experimental validation of the approach, the formal proof of asymptotic stability for this hierarchical controller is presented. By interconnecting the whole-body controller with an artificial intelligence, the immense potential of the integrated approach for complex real-world applications is shown. Several typical household chores, such as autonomously wiping a window or sweeping the floor with a broom, are successfully performed on the mobile humanoid robot Rollin’ Justin of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The results suggest the presented controller for a large variety of fields of application such as service robotics, human-robot cooperation in industry, telepresence in medical applications, space robotics scenarios, and the operation of mobile robots in dangerous and hazardous environments.