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By Ken Goldberg

Remote-controlled robots have been first built within the Forties to deal with radioactive fabrics. proficient specialists now use them to discover deep in sea and area, to defuse bombs, and to scrub up dangerous spills. this present day robots may be managed via a person on the web. Such robots comprise cameras that not just let us glance, but in addition transcend Webcams: they allow us to manage the telerobots' events and actions.

This ebook summarizes the state-of-the-art in net telerobots. It comprises robots that navigate undersea, force on Mars, stopover at museums, waft in blimps, deal with protein crystals, paint photos, and carry human palms. The booklet describes eighteen platforms, exhibiting how they have been designed, how they functionality on-line, and the engineering demanding situations they meet.

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