Advanced Topics on Computer Vision, Control and Robotics in Mechatronics


Author: Osslan Osiris Vergara Villegas,Manuel Nandayapa,Israel Soto

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331977770X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 914

The field of mechatronics (which is the synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control and systems thinking in the design of products and manufacturing processes) is gaining much attention in industries and academics. It was detected that the topics of computer vision, control and robotics are imperative for the successful of mechatronics systems. This book includes several chapters which report successful study cases about computer vision, control and robotics. The readers will have the latest information related to mechatronics, that contains the details of implementation, and the description of the test scenarios.

Machine Vision and Mechatronics in Practice


Author: John Billingsley,Peter Brett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662455145

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 350

View: 3880

The contributions for this book have been gathered over several years from conferences held in the series of Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, the latest of which was held in Ankara, Turkey. The essential aspect is that they concern practical applications rather than the derivation of mere theory, though simulations and visualization are important components. The topics range from mining, with its heavy engineering, to the delicate machining of holes in the human skull or robots for surgery on human flesh. Mobile robots continue to be a hot topic, both from the need for navigation and for the task of stabilization of unmanned aerial vehicles. The swinging of a spray rig is damped, while machine vision is used for the control of heating in an asphalt-laying machine. Manipulators are featured, both for general tasks and in the form of grasping fingers. A robot arm is proposed for adding to the mobility scooter of the elderly. Can EEG signals be a means to control a robot? Can face recognition be achieved in varying illumination?"

Die Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik / The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology


Author: Karl Unterrainer

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 3205201280

Category: History

Page: 133

View: 8990

An autonomous faculty of the TU Wien for only forty years, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology are nevertheless among the most important foundations of technical development since the 19th century. Areas of research are numerous and broad – starting with the “classics” like Energy Technologies and Telecommunications, research turned to the fields of System and Automation Technologies, Micro- and Nanoelectronics, and Photonics, all highly complex disciplines that have established themselves as essential to modern society.

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics


Author: Habib, Maki K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466673885

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 993

View: 5249

The field of mechatronics integrates modern engineering science and technologies with new ways of thinking, enhancing the design of products and manufacturing processes. This synergy enables the creation and evolution of new intelligent human-oriented machines. The Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics presents new findings, practices, technological innovations, and theoretical perspectives on the the latest advancements in the field of mechanical engineering. This book is of great use to engineers and scientists, students, researchers, and practitioners looking to develop autonomous and smart products and systems for meeting today’s challenges.

Robotics and Mechatronics for Agriculture


Author: Dan Zhang,Bin Wei

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351788612

Category: Science

Page: 214

View: 3397

The aim of the book is to introduce the state-of-the-art technologies in the field of robotics, mechatronics and automation in agriculture in order to summarize and review the improvements in the methodologies in agricultural robotics. Advances made in the past decades are described, including robotics for agriculture, mechatronics for agriculture, kinematics, dynamics and control analysis of agricultural robotics, and a wide range of topics in the field of robotics, mechatronics and automation for agricultural applications.

Mechatronics and Machine Vision


Author: John Billingsley

Publisher: Research Studies PressLtd

ISBN: 9780863802614

Category: Computers

Page: 370

View: 7279

Mechatronics is the blending of mechanics, electronics and computer control into an integrated design. It is the basis of an expanding list of products and techniques of great technical and commercial value. Ideas that were merely visions in the laboratory have emerged to find real applications in areas of vehicle guidance, robot aided inspection and agriculture. Low cost cameras developed for multimedia applications offer a whole new field of low-cost vision-based control through their ease of interfacing.

Advances in Service and Industrial Robotics

Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2017


Author: Carlo Ferraresi,Giuseppe Quaglia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331961276X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1047

View: 4712

This volume contains the proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2017, held at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, from June 21-23, 2017. The conference brought together academic and industrial researchers in robotics from 30 countries, the majority of them affiliated to the Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, and their worldwide partners. RAAD 2017 covered all major areas of R&D and innovation in robotics, including the latest research trends. The book provides an overview on the advances in service and industrial robotics. The topics are presented in a sequence starting from the classical robotic subjects, such as kinematics, dynamics, structures, control, and ending with the newest topics, like human-robot interaction and biomedical applications. Researchers involved in the robotic field will find this an extraordinary and up-to-date perspective on the state of the art in this area.

Fractional-order Systems and Controls

Fundamentals and Applications


Author: Concepción A. Monje,YangQuan Chen,Blas M. Vinagre,Dingyu Xue,Vicente Feliu-Batlle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781849963350

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 415

View: 9728

Fractional-order Systems and Controls details the use of fractional calculus in the description and modeling of systems, and in a range of control design and practical applications. It is largely self-contained, covering the fundamentals of fractional calculus together with some analytical and numerical techniques and providing MATLAB® codes for the simulation of fractional-order control (FOC) systems. Many different FOC schemes are presented for control and dynamic systems problems. Practical material relating to a wide variety of applications is also provided. All the control schemes and applications are presented in the monograph with either system simulation results or real experimental results, or both. Fractional-order Systems and Controls provides readers with a basic understanding of FOC concepts and methods, so they can extend their use of FOC in other industrial system applications, thereby expanding their range of disciplines by exploiting this versatile new set of control techniques.

Essentials of Mechatronics


Author: John Billingsley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471791520

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 1886

Learn how to study, analyze, select, and design a successfulmechatronic product This innovative, cutting-edge publication presents the essentialnature of mechatronics, a field at the crossroads of informationtechnology and mechanical and electrical engineering. Readers learnhow to blend mechanisms, electronics, sensors, control strategies,and software into a functional design. Given the breadth that thefield of mechatronics draws upon, this publication provides acritical service to readers by paring down the topics to the mostessential ones. A common thread throughout the publication is tailoring performanceto the actual needs of the user, rather than designing "by thebook." Practical methods clarify engineering trade-offs needed todesign and manufacture competitive state-of-the-art products andsystems. Key features include: * Easy-to-construct set of laboratory experiments to give readerspractice in controlling difficult systems using discrete-timealgorithms * Essentials of control theory, concentrating on state-space andeasily constructed simulations in JavaScript, including typicalmechatronic systems with gross nonlinearities where linear methodsgive the "wrong answer" * Hot topics that include advances in the automotive, multimedia,robotics, defense, medical, and consumer industries * Author-provided Web site at offers additionalresources, including videos, dynamic simulation examples, softwaretools, and downloads There are hundreds of choices involved in all but the simplest ofmechatronic design tasks. Using this publication as a reference,electrical, mechanical, and computer designers and engineers canfind the most efficient, cost-effective methods to transform theirgoals into successful commercial products. With its use oflaboratory experiments, this publication is also recommended as agraduate-level textbook. Author Web site located at provides in-depthsupport material that includes links to simulations for modelingdynamic systems with real-time interactions, image processingexamples, and 3D robot modeling software, enabling readers to"construct" and manipulate their own mechanism as well as otheruseful links.

Advanced Robotics

The International Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Robotics

Page: N.A

View: 7202

Learning ROS for Robotics Programming


Author: Enrique Fernández,Luis Sánchez Crespo,Anil Mahtani,Aaron Martinez

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783987596

Category: Computers

Page: 458

View: 2997

Your one-stop guide to the Robot Operating System About This Book Model your robot on a virtual world and learn how to simulate it Create, visualize, and process Point Cloud information Easy-to-follow, practical tutorials to program your own robots Who This Book Is For If you are a robotic enthusiast who wants to learn how to build and program your own robots in an easy-to-develop, maintainable, and shareable way, this book is for you. In order to make the most of the book, you should have a C++ programming background, knowledge of GNU/Linux systems, and general skill in computer science. No previous background on ROS is required, as this book takes you from the ground up. It is also advisable to have some knowledge of version control systems, such as svn or git, which are often used by the community to share code. What You Will Learn Install a complete ROS Hydro system Create ROS packages and metapackages, using and debugging them in real time Build, handle, and debug ROS nodes Design your 3D robot model and simulate it in a virtual environment within Gazebo Give your robots the power of sight using cameras and calibrate and perform computer vision tasks with them Generate and adapt the navigation stack to work with your robot Integrate different sensors like Range Laser, Arduino, and Kinect with your robot Visualize and process Point Cloud information from different sensors Control and plan motion of robotic arms with multiple joints using MoveIt! In Detail If you have ever tried building a robot, then you know how cumbersome programming everything from scratch can be. This is where ROS comes into the picture. It is a collection of tools, libraries, and conventions that simplifies the robot building process. What's more, ROS encourages collaborative robotics software development, allowing you to connect with experts in various fields to collaborate and build upon each other's work. Packed full of examples, this book will help you understand the ROS framework to help you build your own robot applications in a simulated environment and share your knowledge with the large community supporting ROS. Starting at an introductory level, this book is a comprehensive guide to the fascinating world of robotics, covering sensor integration, modeling, simulation, computer vision, navigation algorithms, and more. You will then go on to explore concepts like topics, messages, and nodes. Next, you will learn how to make your robot see with HD cameras, or navigate obstacles with range sensors. Furthermore, thanks to the contributions of the vast ROS community, your robot will be able to navigate autonomously, and even recognize and interact with you in a matter of minutes. What's new in this updated edition? First and foremost, we are going to work with ROS Hydro this time around. You will learn how to create, visualize, and process Point Cloud information from different sensors. This edition will also show you how to control and plan motion of robotic arms with multiple joints using MoveIt! By the end of this book, you will have all the background you need to build your own robot and get started with ROS. Style and approach This book is an easy-to-follow guide that will help you find your way through the ROS framework. This book is packed with hands-on examples that will help you program your robot and give you complete solutions using ROS open source libraries and tools.

Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends

Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2016, October 18-21, 2016, Segovia, Spain


Author: José González-Vargas,Jaime Ibáñez,Jose L. Contreras-Vidal,Herman van der Kooij,José Luis Pons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319465325

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 449

View: 5878

The book reports on advanced topics in the areas of wearable robotics research and practice. It focuses on new technologies, including neural interfaces, soft wearable robots, sensors and actuators technologies, and discusses important regulatory challenges, as well as clinical and ethical issues. Based on the 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2016, held October 18-21, 2016, in Segovia, Spain, the book addresses a large audience of academics and professionals working in government, industry, and medical centers, and end-users alike. It provides them with specialized information and with a source of inspiration for new ideas and collaborations. It discusses exemplary case studies highlighting practical challenges related to the implementation of wearable robots in a number of fields. One of the focus is on clinical applications, which was encouraged by the colocation of WeRob2016 with the International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, INCR2016. Additional topics include space applications and assistive technologies in the industry. The book merges together the engineering, medical, ethical and political perspectives, thus offering a multidisciplinary, timely snapshot of the field of wearable technologies.

Effective Robotics Programming with ROS


Author: Anil Mahtani,Luis Sanchez,Enrique Fernandez,Aaron Martinez

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786461374

Category: Computers

Page: 468

View: 1953

Find out everything you need to know to build powerful robots with the most up-to-date ROS About This Book This comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow guide will help you find your way through the ROS framework Successfully design and simulate your 3D robot model and use powerful robotics algorithms and tools to program and set up your robots with an unparalleled experience by using the exciting new features from Robot Kinetic Use the latest version of gazebo simulator, OpenCV 3.0, and C++11 standard for your own algorithms Who This Book Is For This book is suitable for an ROS beginner as well as an experienced ROS roboticist or ROS user or developer who is curious to learn ROS Kinetic and its features to make an autonomous Robot. The book is also suitable for those who want to integrate sensors and embedded systems with other software and tools using ROS as a framework. What You Will Learn Understand the concepts of ROS, the command-line tools, visualization GUIs, and how to debug ROS Connect robot sensors and actuators to ROS Obtain and analyze data from cameras and 3D sensors Use Gazebo for robot/sensor and environment simulation Design a robot and see how to make it map the environment, navigate autonomously, and manipulate objects in the environment using MoveIt! Add vision capabilities to the robot using OpenCV 3.0 Add 3D perception capabilities to the robot using the latest version of PCL In Detail Building and programming a robot can be cumbersome and time-consuming, but not when you have the right collection of tools, libraries, and more importantly expert collaboration. ROS enables collaborative software development and offers an unmatched simulated environment that simplifies the entire robot building process. This book is packed with hands-on examples that will help you program your robot and give you complete solutions using open source ROS libraries and tools. It also shows you how to use virtual machines and Docker containers to simplify the installation of Ubuntu and the ROS framework, so you can start working in an isolated and control environment without changing your regular computer setup. It starts with the installation and basic concepts, then continues with more complex modules available in ROS such as sensors and actuators integration (drivers), navigation and mapping (so you can create an autonomous mobile robot), manipulation, Computer Vision, perception in 3D with PCL, and more. By the end of the book, you'll be able to leverage all the ROS Kinetic features to build a fully fledged robot for all your needs. Style and approach This book is packed with hands-on examples that will help you program your robot and give you complete solutions using ROS open source libraries and tools. All the robotics concepts and modules are explained and multiple examples are provided so that you can understand them easily.

Advanced Manufacturing and Automation VII


Author: Kesheng Wang,Yi Wang,Jan Ola Strandhagen,Tao Yu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811057680

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 644

View: 3860

The proceedings brings together a selection of papers from the 7th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (IWAMA 2017), held in Changshu Institute of Technology, Changshu, China on September 11–12, 2017. Most of the topics are focusing on novel techniques for manufacturing and automation in Industry 4.0. These contributions are vital for maintaining and improving economic development and quality of life. The proceeding will assist academic researchers and industrial engineers to implement the concepts and theories of Industry 4.0 in industrial practice, in order to effectively respond to the challenges posed by the 4th industrial revolution and smart factories.

Information Arts

Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology


Author: Stephen Wilson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262731584

Category: Art

Page: 945

View: 1629

An introduction to the work and ideas of artists who use—and even influence—science and technology.