Robot Evolution

Author: Mark E. Rosheim
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471026220
Release Date: 1994-08-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Lavishly Illustrated, Comprehensive, Detailed, and Reader–Friendly––This is the Ultimate Robot Book! From newly discovered designs of Leonardo da Vinci to the pioneering nineteenth–century work of Nikola Tesla, and on to burgeoning anthropomorphic robots, "anthrobots," that are dextrous, communicative, and autonomous, Robot Evolution covers the length and ever–widening breadth of this new robotics field. Acknowledged robotics expert Mark Rosheim offers at once a fascinating look at more than 2,000 years of robot history, as well as a technical guide to their development, design, and component parts. This book explores the evolution and increasing complexity of robot designs and points out the advantages and disadvantages of various design approaches for robot arms, hands, wrists, and legs. By analyzing the kinematics of robot components in comparison to human limbs, Robot Evolution also introduces a powerful new design tool to measure and evaluate past, present, and new designs. This book features: ∗ Robot survey from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century ∗ Analysis of modern robots from 1950 to the present ∗ Comparative anatomy of human and robot joints ∗ Chapter–by–chapter analysis of robot arms, wrists, hands, and legs ∗ Evolution of sensors and artificial intelligence ∗ Development of mechanical men from man–amplifiers to amazing anthropomorphic robots––anthrobots!

What Social Robots Can and Should Do

Author: J. Seibt
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781614997085
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Genre: Computers

Social robotics drives a technological revolution of possibly unprecedented disruptive potential, both at the socio-economic and the socio-cultural level. The rapid development of the robotics market calls for a concerted effort across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines to understand the transformative potential of human-robot interaction. This effort cannot succeed without the special expertise in the study of socio-cultural interactions, norms, and values that humanities research provides. This book contains the proceedings of the conference “What Social Robots Can and Should Do,” Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016, held in Aarhus, Denmark, in October 2016. The conference is the second event in the biennial Robophilosophy conference series, this time combined with an event of the Research Network for Transdisciplinary Studies in Social Robotics (TRANSOR). Featuring 13 plenaries and 74 session and workshop talks, the event turned out to be the world’s largest conference in Humanities research in and on social robotics. The book is divided into 3 sections: Part I and Part III contain the abstracts of plenary lectures and contributions to 6 workshops: Artificial Empathy; Co-Designing Children Robot Interaction; Human-Robot Joint Action; Phronesis for Machine Ethics?; Robots in the Wild; and Responsible Robotics. Part II contains short papers for presentations in 7 thematically organized sessions: methodological issues; ethical tasks and implications; emotions in human robot interactions; education, art and innovation; artificial meaning and rationality; social norms and robot sociality; and perceptions of social robots. The book will be of interest to researchers in philosophy, anthropology, sociology, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, robotics, computer science, and art. Since all contributions are prepared for an interdisciplinary readership, they are highly accessible and will be of interest to policy makers and educators who wish to gauge the challenges and potentials of putting robots in society.

Decoding the Heavens

Author: Jo Marchant
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786744107
Release Date: 2009-02-10
Genre: History

In Decoding the Heavens, Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the hundred-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters and explores the deep roots of modern technology in ancient Greece and the medieval European and Islamic worlds. At its heart, this is an epic adventure and mystery, a book that challenges our assumptions about technology through the ages.

Recent Advances in Mechatronics

Author: Okyay Kaynak
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 9814021342
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Science

Mechatronics, as a truly interdisciplinary and integrated approach to engineering, is becoming an increasingly important philosophy. Rapid advances are being made in all of its components. Most notably, there is an increase in the use of computational intelligence in mechatronic products and processes, leading to increased Machine Intelligence Quotient (MIQ). This book contains selected papers presented at the International Conference, ICRAM'99, organized under the sponsorship of many international institutions. The distinguished contributors consider the most recent advances made in the field of mechatronics, especially in the areas of mechatronic design, control, sensor technology, robots and mobile machines, intelligent manufacturing systems and micro-mechanics, with emphasis on synergistic integration. Future research directions and trends are also considered. The contents of the book is unique and meets the needs of practising engineers, researchers in industry and academia, and graduate students.

Leonardo s Lost Robots

Author: Mark Rosheim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540284400
Release Date: 2006-06-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book reinterprets Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical design work, revealing a new level of sophistication not recognized by art historians or engineers. The book reinterprets Leonardo's legacy of notes, showing that apparently unconnected fragments from dispersed manuscripts actually comprise cohesive designs for functioning automata. Using the rough sketches scattered throughout almost all of Leonardo's notebooks, the author has reconstructed Leonardo's programmable cart, which was the platform for other automata. Through a readable, lively narrative, the author explains how he reconstructed da Vinci's designs.

IROS 99

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Publisher: IEEE Standards Office
ISBN: 0780351843
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Computers

A collection of papers from the IEEE/RSI International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 1999. It includes coverage of: robot vision; fuzzy control; underwater robotics; balance control; neural control; assembly; position estimation; soft computing; and more.

Robot Builder s Sourcebook

Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071406859
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

* A much-needed clearinghouse for information on amateur and educational robotics, containing over 2,500 listings of robot suppliers, including mail order and local area businesses * Contains resources for both common and hard-to-find parts and supplies * Features dozens of "sidebars" to clarify essential robotics technologies * Provides original articles on various robot-building topics

Robot Builder s Bonanza Third Edition

Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071486984
Release Date: 2006-03-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The amateur robotics market is maturing every year There are even several companies that cater specifically to the hobbyist and educational market. With the advent of such organisations as FIRST and KISS robotics, it is the perfect time to release a new and clearly improved version of our powerhouse RBB. Key features Covers LEGO to legged robot construction plans to provide a scope from the raw beginner to the intermediate/advanced reader ALL projects are being revamped to be more usable, more customisable, and more visual -- with illustrations of the final product right at the beginning of the chapter Eliminates the outdated or "out of tune" chapters that don't appeal to current robot audiences UNPRECEDENTED author duo -- literally the two grand masters of the robotic world

The Robot Builder s Bonanza

Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071362967
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Dealing with amateur robotics building, this book contains the servo motor technology, microcontrolled robots, remote control, Lego Mindstorms Kits, and other commercial kits. It provides coverage of Robotix-based Robots, Lego Technic-based Robots, Functionoids with Lego Mindstorms, and Location and Motorized Systems with Servo Motors.