Category: Robotics

Download E-books Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering (International Series on Computational Intelligence) PDF

Prostheses, assistive platforms, and rehabilitation structures are necessary to expanding the standard of lifestyles for individuals with disabilities. study and improvement during the last decade has led to huge, immense advances towards that goal-none extra so than the advance of clever platforms and technologies.

In the 1st actually finished ebook addressing clever applied sciences for the disabled, most sensible specialists from worldwide offer an outline of this dynamic, swiftly evolving box. They current state of the art details at the most up-to-date, leading edge applied sciences and their purposes in quite a few platforms designed to raised the lives of the disabled.

From the underlying ideas to the layout, functional functions, and evaluation of effects, clever platforms and applied sciences in Rehabilitation Engineering bargains huge, pragmatic insurance of the sphere. It accommodates the latest advances in sensory and limb prostheses, myoelectric regulate structures, circulatory platforms, assistive applied sciences, and functions of digital truth.

Rapid development calls for a concerted attempt to take care of with the newest advancements to allow them to start to serve their goal and enhance the lives of the disabled. by way of incorporating info of the newest and most vital advances into one quantity, clever structures and applied sciences in Rehabilitation Engineering makes that venture basically easy.

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Download E-books Enaction, Embodiment, Evolutionary Robotics: Simulation Models for a Post-Cognitivist Science of Mind (Atlantis Thinking Machines) PDF

By Marieke Rohde

The e-book Enaction, Embodiment, Evolutionary Robotics proposes how a specific type of simulation version, i.e. Evolutionary Robotics simulations, can assist to unravel a number of difficulties in Cognitive technology. Examples mentioned within the booklet levels from motor keep an eye on, neuroscientific idea, social contingency and time notion. it's argued that methodological minimalism could be a advantage, now not a shortcoming, even if learning anything as advanced because the human brain. The booklet concludes via featuring a brand new minimalist interdisciplinary framework for the examine of notion, combining simulation modeling, experimental tools and debts of subjective adventure.

This publication endorses an enactive and constructivist view at the human brain, towards the normal information-processing view. moreover, the e-book discusses and offers the enactive procedure, clarifies the resources of this view and the way it differs from different proposed choices to the computationalist paradigm in AI and Cognitive technology, the most important and lacking within the ongoing embodied flip . The ebook additionally provides new experimental effects on a couple of themes and issues out connections among them. eventually, the ebook proposes a singular framework for the research of conception that mixes a couple of equipment, together with computational modeling, in a formerly unseen and promising way.

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Download E-books Modern Anti-windup Synthesis: Control Augmentation for Actuator Saturation (Princeton Series in Applied Mathematics) PDF

By Luca Zaccarian

This booklet presents a wide selection of state-space--based numerical algorithms for the synthesis of suggestions algorithms for linear structures with enter saturation. in particular, it addresses and solves the anti-windup challenge, featuring the pursuits and terminology of the matter, the mathematical instruments at the back of anti-windup algorithms, and greater than twenty algorithms for anti-windup synthesis, illustrated with examples. Luca Zaccarian and Andrew Teel's sleek method--combining a state-space procedure with algorithms generated by way of fixing linear matrix inequalities--treats MIMO and SISO structures with equivalent ease. The publication, aimed toward keep watch over engineers in addition to graduate scholars, levels from extremely simple anti-windup development to stylish anti-windup algorithms for nonlinear systems.

  • Describes the basic ambitions and ideas in the back of anti-windup synthesis for keep an eye on platforms with actuator saturation
  • Takes a latest, state-space method of synthesis that applies to either SISO and MIMO platforms
  • Presents algorithms as linear matrix inequalities that may be quite simply solved with broadly on hand software program
  • Explains mathematical options that encourage synthesis algorithms
  • Uses nonlinear functionality curves to quantify functionality relative to disturbances of various magnitudes
  • Includes anti-windup algorithms for a category of Euler-Lagrange nonlinear platforms
  • Traces the background of anti-windup learn via an intensive annotated bibliography

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Download E-books Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Volume 3: Process Software and Digital Networks, Fourth Edition PDF

Instrument Engineers' instruction manual – quantity three: technique software program and electronic Networks, Fourth Edition is the most recent addition to an everlasting assortment that commercial automation (AT) pros frequently discuss with because the "bible." First released in 1970, the full guide is nearly 5,000 pages, designed as standalone volumes that conceal the dimension (Volume 1), regulate (Volume 2), and software program (Volume three) facets of automation.

This fourth variation of the 3rd quantity presents an in-depth, state of the art assessment of regulate software program applications utilized in plant optimization, keep watch over, upkeep, and security. each one up-to-date quantity of this well known reference calls for about ten years to arrange, so revised installments were issued each decade, making an allowance for the various advancements that ensue from one book to the following.

Assessing the speedy evolution of automation and optimization up to speed platforms utilized in all kinds of business crops, this ebook info the wired/wireless communications and software program used. This contains the ever-increasing variety of functions for clever tools, superior networks, web use, digital inner most networks, and integration of keep an eye on platforms with the most networks utilized by administration, all of which function in a associated international atmosphere.

Topics lined include:

  • Advances in new screens, which support operators to extra quick verify and reply to plant conditions
  • Software and networks that aid display screen, regulate, and optimize business tactics, to figure out the potency, power intake, and profitability of operations
  • Strategies to counteract adjustments in marketplace stipulations and effort and uncooked fabric costs
  • Techniques to give a boost to the protection of plant operations and the protection of electronic communications systems

This quantity explores why the holistic method of integrating method and company networks is handy and effective, regardless of linked difficulties related to cyber and native community protection, power conservation, and different concerns. It exhibits how firewalls needs to separate the company (IT) and the operation (automation know-how, or AT) domain names to assure the secure functionality of all business vegetation. This ebook illustrates how those matters needs to be addressed utilizing potent technical ideas and correct administration regulations and practices. Reinforcing the truth that all commercial keep watch over platforms are, usually, severely interdependent, this guide offers a variety of software program software examples from industries together with: car, mining, renewable strength, metal, dairy, pharmaceutical, mineral processing, oil, fuel, electrical strength, application, and nuclear power.

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Download E-books Further Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles (Iet Control Engineering Series) PDF

Unmanned marine automobiles (UMVs) is a collective time period that are used to explain self sustaining underwater cars, remotely operated autos, semisubmersibles, and unmanned floor craft. nowadays there's significant curiosity being proven in UMVs by means of the army, civilian and clinical groups for project precise missions when both working autonomously and/or in cooperation with different sorts of motor vehicle. increasingly more around the world value is additionally being put on the layout and improvement of such autos as they're in a position to delivering low-priced ideas to a couple of littoral, coastal and offshore difficulties. This new publication at the topic will hide subject matters together with Navigation counsel and keep watch over of the next unmanned marine autos: remotely operated autos (ROVs), self sufficient underwater automobiles (AUVs), ncluding gliders, independent floor autos (ASVs).

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Download E-books Intelligent Robotics and Applications: 8th International Conference, ICIRA 2015, Portsmouth, UK, August 24-27, 2015, Proceedings, Part II (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) PDF

This 3 quantity set LNAI 9244, 9245, and 9246 constitutes the refereed complaints of the eighth foreign convention on clever Robotics and functions, ICIRA 2015, held in Portsmouth, united kingdom, in August 2015. The sixty one papers integrated within the moment quantity are equipped in topical sections on man-machine interplay; robotic layout, improvement and keep an eye on; navigation and making plans; robotic movement research and making plans; clinical robotic; prototyping; and production.

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Download E-books Perturbation Techniques for Flexible Manipulators (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science) PDF

By Anthony R. Fraser

A manipulator, or 'robot', involves a sequence of our bodies (links) attached via joints to shape a spatial mechanism. frequently the hyperlinks are hooked up serially to shape an open chain. The joints are both revolute (rotary) or prismatic (telescopic), a number of mixtures of the 2 giving a large va­ riety of attainable configurations. reason strength is equipped via pneumatic, hydraulic or electric actuation of the joints. The robotic arm is distinct from different lively spatial mechanisms by way of its reprogrammability. for that reason, the controller is critical to any de­ scription of the arm. by contrast with many different managed strategies (e. g. batch reactors), it's attainable to version the dynamics of a ma­ nipulator very correctly. regrettably, for sensible arm designs, the ensuing versions are advanced and a large amount of examine ef­ citadel has long gone into bettering their numerical potency so that it will genuine time resolution [32,41,51,61,77,87,91]. lately, advancements in electrical motor know-how coupled with new designs, comparable to direct-drive hands, have resulted in a quick raise within the pace and load-carrying functions of manipulators. besides the fact that, this has intended that the pliability of the nominally inflexible hyperlinks has develop into more and more major. current iteration manipulators are restricted to a load-carrying skill of ordinarily 5-10% in their personal weight through the requirement of tension. for instance, the Cincinatti-Milicron T3R3 robotic weighs greater than 1800 kg yet has a greatest payload means of 23 kg.

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Download E-books Elementary Feedback Stabilization of the Linear Reaction-Convection-Diffusion Equation and the Wave Equation (Mathématiques et Applications) PDF

By Weijiu Liu

Unlike summary methods to complex keep watch over idea, this quantity offers key strategies via concrete examples. as soon as the elemental basics are tested, readers can observe them to unravel different keep an eye on difficulties of partial differential equations.

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Download E-books Multi-Robot Systems. From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, Volume III: Proceedings from the 2005 International Workshop on Multi-Robot Systems PDF

By Lynne E. Parker, Frank E. Schneider, Alan C. Schultz

This complaints quantity records fresh state-of-the-art advancements in multi-robot platforms examine. This quantity is the results of the 3rd foreign workshop on Multi-Robot platforms that was once held in March 2005 on the Naval examine Laboratory in Washington, D.C. This workshop introduced jointly best researchers operating in parts suitable to designing groups of self reliant automobiles, together with robots and unmanned flooring, air, floor, and undersea cars.

The workshop concerned with the not easy problems with staff architectures, automobile studying and edition, heterogeneous staff keep an eye on and cooperation, job choice, dynamic autonomy, combined initiative, and human and robotic group interplay. A vast diversity of purposes of this expertise are provided during this quantity, together with UCAVS (Unmanned wrestle Air Vehicles), micro-air autos, UUVs (Unmanned Underwater Vehicles), UGVs (Unmanned floor vehicles), planetary exploration, meeting in house, clean-up, and concrete seek and rescue.

This court cases quantity represents the contributions of the head researchers during this box and serves as a worthwhile device for pros during this interdisciplinary field.

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