Computational Intelligence, Control and Computer Vision in Robotics and Automation


Author: Bidyadhar Subudhi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788173199530

Category: Computers

Page: 230

View: 4484

Computational Intelligence, Control and Computer Vision in Robotics and Automation describes the significance of Computational Intelligence, Control and Computer Vision towards developing intelligent robots and industrial automation with applications. The key features of the book are: * Presents the state-of-the-art technologies on robotics research. * Includes an array of recent investigations on navigation, motion planning of mobile robots, control of underactuated systems such as flexible robots and quadrotor together with soft computing approaches to control of single and multiple rigid robots. * Assembles research contributions in the frontier areas of robotics and automation from major researchers in India, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico and Malaysia. * Provides new directions of robotics applications e.g. electrical power line maintenance.

Proceedings, 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation

CIRA'99 : November 8-9, 1999, Monterey, California


Author: N.A

Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)


Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 5253

This volume documents and contextualizes the conflicting representations of rural life during a crucial period of social, economic and cultural change. It highlights the dialogues and tensions between agriculture and aesthetics, economics and morality, men and women, leisure and labour. By drawing on both canonical and marginal texts, it argues that early modern writing not only reflected but played a part in constructing the cultural meanings of the English countryside with which we continue to live.

Handbuch Mensch-Roboter-Kollaboration


Author: Jörg Franke

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446453768

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 770

View: 9752

Die Zusammenarbeit von Mensch und Roboter – Möglichkeiten, Ziele, Grenzen Jeder Robotereinsatz hat nur dann Sinn, wenn er dem Menschen nützt. Der Nutzen eines Roboters entsteht durch seine Fähigkeit, uns von Arbeit zu befreien, die wir nicht machen können oder wollen. Bei der Mensch-Roboter-Kooperation geht es um Arbeitsplätze, an denen der Mensch ohne trennende Schutzeinrichtungen direkt mit einem Roboter zusammenarbeitet. Dadurch wird z.B. die höhere Flexibilität des Menschen mit der größeren Ausdauer und Genauigkeit der Maschine kombiniert. Das vorliegende Handbuch beschreibt alle wichtigen Aspekte, die beim Einsatz von kollaborativen Robotern eine Rolle spielen: - das Geschäfts- und Wettbewerbsumfeld – Wo und wann lohnt sich der Einsatz von kollaborativen Robotern überhaupt? - der vorhandene Maschinenpark im Unternehmen – Passen Roboter da hinein oder muss man zusätzliche Investitionen einplanen? - Arbeitsschutz – Sind Roboter unter allen Umständen sicher? - Technik – Welche Typen gibt es, welche Steuerungskonzepte gibt es? - Produktionsprozesse – Wie werden Roboter auf allen Ebenen erfolgreich integriert, ohne Menschen zu benachteiligen? Zahlreiche Beispiele aus verschiedenen Branchen zeigen die verschiedenen Einsatzszenarien von kollaborativen Industrierobotern. Ein eigenes Kapitel widmet sich zukünftigen Anwendungen, unter anderem im Servicebereich. Dieses Buch ist ein Muss für alle, die den Roboter jenseits der Großserie für eine wandelbare Produktionsumgebung einsetzen möchten.

Applications of AI, Machine Vision and Robotics


Author: Kim L. Boyer,Louise Stark,Horst Bunke

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810221508

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 259

View: 5430

This text features a broad array of research efforts in computer vision including low level processing, perceptual organization, object recognition and active vision. The volume's nine papers specifically report on topics such as sensor confidence, low level feature extraction schemes, non-parametric multi-scale curve smoothing, integration of geometric and non-geometric attributes for object recognition, design criteria for a four degree-of-freedom robot head, a real-time vision system based on control of visual attention and a behavior-based active eye vision system. The scope of the book provides an excellent sample of current concepts, examples and applications from multiple areas of computer vision.

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: 8287

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.

Robotics, Vision and Control

Fundamental Algorithms in MATLAB


Author: Peter Corke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642201431

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 570

View: 1634

The practice of robotics and computer vision both involve the application of computational algorithms to data. Over the fairly recent history of the fields of robotics and computer vision a very large body of algorithms has been developed. However this body of knowledge is something of a barrier for anybody entering the field, or even looking to see if they want to enter the field — What is the right algorithm for a particular problem?, and importantly, How can I try it out without spending days coding and debugging it from the original research papers? The author has maintained two open-source MATLAB Toolboxes for more than 10 years: one for robotics and one for vision. The key strength of the Toolboxes provide a set of tools that allow the user to work with real problems, not trivial examples. For the student the book makes the algorithms accessible, the Toolbox code can be read to gain understanding, and the examples illustrate how it can be used —instant gratification in just a couple of lines of MATLAB code. The code can also be the starting point for new work, for researchers or students, by writing programs based on Toolbox functions, or modifying the Toolbox code itself. The purpose of this book is to expand on the tutorial material provided with the toolboxes, add many more examples, and to weave this into a narrative that covers robotics and computer vision separately and together. The author shows how complex problems can be decomposed and solved using just a few simple lines of code, and hopefully to inspire up and coming researchers. The topics covered are guided by the real problems observed over many years as a practitioner of both robotics and computer vision. It is written in a light but informative style, it is easy to read and absorb, and includes a lot of Matlab examples and figures. The book is a real walk through the fundamentals of robot kinematics, dynamics and joint level control, then camera models, image processing, feature extraction and epipolar geometry, and bring it all together in a visual servo system. Additional material is provided at

Developments in Applied Artificial Intelligence

16th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2003, Laughborough, UK, June 23-26, 2003, Proceedings


Author: Paul Chung,Chris Hinde

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540404554

Category: Computers

Page: 817

View: 7267

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2003, held in Loughborough, UK in June 2003. The 81 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 140 submissions. Among the topics addressed are soft computing, fuzzy logic, diagnosis, knowledge representation, knowledge management, automated reasoning, machine learning, planning and scheduling, evolutionary computation, computer vision, agent systems, algorithmic learning, tutoring systems, financial analysis, etc.

Artificial Intelligence in Real-Time Control

Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop, Clyne Castle, Swansea, UK, 21–23 September 1988


Author: M. G. Rodd,G. J. Suski

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483146898

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 158

View: 1195

Artificial Intelligence in Real-Time Control documents the proceedings of the IFAC Workshop held in Clyne Castle, Swansea, UK, 21-23 September 1988. It includes two keynote addresses that discussed architectural issues for expert systems in real-time control; the problem of representing knowledge and reasoning; and the problems encountered in obtaining such information. Other papers contained in these proceedings are representative of the major research bodies active throughout the world in the application of AI techniques in real-time control, although it was inevitable that a Europe-based conference would highlight the work of the European groups. While AI is clearly still in the process of establishing itself, it is undoubtedly a major new area of engineering endeavor. Practical experience is still relatively limited, and many of the results discussed at this event were obtained through simulation or, in a few cases, from reduced practical experience. The importance, though, lies in the fact that many countries are pouring extensive resources into the attempt to control difficult processes by using AI techniques. The wide cross section of interest was demonstrated by the fact that many diverse industries were represented at the workshop—ranging from power-systems control to telecommunications, and into the steel industry.

Recent Advances in Robotics and Automation


Author: Gourab Sen Gupta,Donald Bailey,Serge Demidenko,Dale Carnegie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642373879

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 6989

There isn’t a facet of human life that has not been touched and influenced by robots and automation. What makes robots and machines versatile is their computational intelligence. While modern intelligent sensors and powerful hardware capabilities have given a huge fillip to the growth of intelligent machines, the progress in the development of algorithms for smart interaction, collaboration and pro-activeness will result in the next quantum jump. This book deals with the recent advancements in design methodologies, algorithms and implementation techniques to incorporate intelligence in robots and automation systems. Several articles deal with navigation, localization and mapping of mobile robots, a problem that engineers and researchers are grappling with all the time. Fuzzy logic, neural networks and neuro-fuzzy based techniques for real world applications have been detailed in a few articles. This edited volume is targeted to present the latest state-of-the-art computational intelligence techniques in Robotics and Automation. It is a compilation of the extended versions of the very best papers selected from the many that were presented at the 5th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA 2011) which was held in Wellington, New Zealand from 6-8 December, 2011. Scientists and engineers who work with robots and automation systems will find this book very useful and stimulating.

Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing

Behavioral and Cognitive Modeling of the Human Brain


Author: Amit Konar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420049138

Category: Computers

Page: 816

View: 2279

With all the material available in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and soft computing-texts, monographs, and journal articles-there remains a serious gap in the literature. Until now, there has been no comprehensive resource accessible to a broad audience yet containing a depth and breadth of information that enables the reader to fully understand and readily apply AI and soft computing concepts. Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing fills this gap. It presents both the traditional and the modern aspects of AI and soft computing in a clear, insightful, and highly comprehensive style. It provides an in-depth analysis of mathematical models and algorithms and demonstrates their applications in real world problems. Beginning with the behavioral perspective of "human cognition," the text covers the tools and techniques required for its intelligent realization on machines. The author addresses the classical aspects-search, symbolic logic, planning, and machine learning-in detail and includes the latest research in these areas. He introduces the modern aspects of soft computing from first principles and discusses them in a manner that enables a beginner to grasp the subject. He also covers a number of other leading aspects of AI research, including nonmonotonic and spatio-temporal reasoning, knowledge acquisition, and much more. Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing: Behavioral and Cognitive Modeling of the Human Brain is unique for its diverse content, clear presentation, and overall completeness. It provides a practical, detailed introduction that will prove valuable to computer science practitioners and students as well as to researchers migrating to the subject from other disciplines.

VLSI & Parallel Computing for Pattern Recognition & Artificial Intelligence


Author: N. Ranganathan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810223120

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

View: 7780

This book covers parallel algorithms and architectures and VLSI chips for a range of problems in image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition and artificial intelligence. The specific problems addressed include vision and image processing tasks, Fast Fourier Transforms, Hough Transforms, Discrete Cosine Transforms, image compression, polygon matching, template matching, pattern matching, fuzzy expert systems and image rotation. The collection of papers gives the reader a good introduction to the state-of-the-art, while for an expert this serves as a good reference and a source of some new contributions in this field.

Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi-Agent Manufacturing and Robotics


Author: Theodor Borangiu,Damien Trentesaux,Andre Thomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319047353

Category: Computers

Page: 365

View: 4746

This volume gathers the peer reviewed papers which were presented at the third edition of the International Workshop “Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi-agent Manufacturing and Robotics – SOHOMA’13” organized on June 20-22, 2013 by the Centre of Research in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics – CIMR Bucharest, and hosted by the University of Valenciennes, France. The book is structured in five parts, each one covering a specific research domain which represents a trend for modern manufacturing control: Distributed Intelligence for Sustainable Manufacturing, Holonic and Multi-Agent Technologies for Manufacturing Planning and Control; Service Orientation in Manufacturing Management and Control, Intelligent Products and Product-driven Automation and Robotics for Manufacturing and Services. These five evolution lines have in common concepts related to service orientation in a distributed planning and control agent-based industrial environment; today it is generally recognized that the Service Oriented Enterprise Architecture paradigm has been looked upon as a suitable and effective approach for industrial automation and management of manufacturing enterprises.

Advanced Robotics & Intelligent Machines


Author: Institution of Electrical Engineers

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9780852968536

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 8998

Advanced robotics' describes the use of sensor-based robotic devices which exploit powerful computers to achieve the high levels of functionality that begin to mimic intelligent human behaviour. The object of this book is to summarise developments in the base technologies, survey recent applications and highlight new advanced concepts which will influence future progress. I. Technologies (Recent developments in advanced robotics and intelligent systems; Machine intelligence - architectures, controllers and applications; Advanced control systems for robotic arms; Intelligent gripping systems; Force feedback control in robots applied to decommissioning; Tele-presence control of robots; Sensing and sensor management for planning); II Applications (Robotics in the nuclear industry; Robots in surgery; Intelligent autonomous systems for cars; Walking machine technology; Handling of flexible materials in automation; Robotics in food manufacturing; Robotic milking; Error-free semiconductor wafer handling); III Advanced concepts and procedures (The concept of robot society and its utilisation; Miniature and microrobotics; Characteristics of robot behavior; A behaviour synthesis architecture for co-operant mobile robots; Co-operant behaviour in multiple manipulators; Neural networks in automation procedures; Parallel processing, neural networks and genetic algorithms for real-time robot control); Index.

Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems Using Soft Computing Techniques


Author: Patricia Melin,Oscar Castillo,Eduardo G. Ramírez,Witold Pedrycz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354072432X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 855

View: 789

This book comprises a selection of papers on new methods for analysis and design of hybrid intelligent systems using soft computing techniques from the IFSA 2007 World Congress, held in Cancun, Mexico, June 2007.

Intelligent Autonomous Robotics

A Robot Soccer Case Study


Author: Peter Stone

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598291270

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 155

View: 4523

Robotics technology has recently advanced to the point of being widely accessible for relatively low-budget research, as well as for graduate, undergraduate, and even secondary and primary school education. This lecture provides an example of how to productively use a cutting-edge advanced robotics platform for education and research by providing a detailed case study with the Sony AIBO robot, a vision-based legged robot. The case study used for this lecture is the UT Austin Villa RoboCup Four-Legged Team. This lecture describes both the development process and the technical details of its end result. The main contributions of this lecture are (i) a roadmap for new classes and research groups interested in intelligent autonomous robotics who are starting from scratch with a new robot, and (ii) documentation of the algorithms behind our own approach on the AIBOs with the goal of making them accessible for use on other vision-based and/or legged robot platforms.

Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Applications and Theory


Author: James C. Bezdek

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810205256

Category: Computers

Page: 222

View: 5574

Presents extensions of papers reported in the proceedings of the 1989 SPIE symposium. In the applications group articles cover the use of expert systems in computer aided education, hydrocarbon (oil) exploration, satellite image analysis for oceanography, particle beam accelerator tuning, design of internal combustion engines. Papers in the theory group cover theories, algorithms, architectures and software tools that can be used for modules within future systems.

Robotics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications


Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 146664608X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1873

View: 6039

"This book explores some of the most recent developments in robotic motion, artificial intelligence, and human-machine interaction, providing insight into a wide variety of applications and functional areas"--Provided by publisher.

Advances in Automation and Robotics, Vol.2

Selected papers from the 2011 International Conference on Automation and Robotics (ICAR 2011), Dubai, December 1-2, 2011


Author: Gary Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642256465

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 656

View: 1032

The international conference on Automation and Robotics-ICAR2011 is held during December 12-13, 2011 in Dubai, UAE. The proceedings of ICAR2011 have been published by Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, which include 163 excellent papers selected from more than 400 submitted papers. The conference is intended to bring together the researchers and engineers/technologists working in different aspects of intelligent control systems and optimization, robotics and automation, signal processing, sensors, systems modeling and control, industrial engineering, production and management. This part of proceedings includes 82 papers contributed by many researchers in relevant topic areas covered at ICAR2011 from various countries such as France, Japan, USA, Korea and China etc. The session topic of this proceeding is signal processing and industrial engineering, production and management, which includes papers about signal reconstruction, mechanical sensors, real-time systems control system identification, change detection problems, business process modeling, production planning, scheduling and control, computer-based manufacturing technologies, systems modeling and simulation, facilities planning and management, quality control and management, precision engineering, intelligent design and manufacturing. The papers in this proceedings focus on industry engineering to promote efficiency and affect for the world, which typically showed their advanced research work recently in their various field. I am sure that discussing with many colleagues will give much more creative idea for each other on ICAR2011. All of papers with powerful evidence and detail demonstration involved the authors’ numerous time and energy will be proved valuable by their unexhausted exploring sprit. Sincere thanks to the committee and all the authors, in additionally, including anonymous reviewers from many fields and organizations. They pointed out us direction to go on research work for the world.

A First Course in Fuzzy Logic, Third Edition


Author: Hung T. Nguyen,Elbert A. Walker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420057103

Category: Mathematics

Page: 440

View: 5325

A First Course in Fuzzy Logic, Third Edition continues to provide the ideal introduction to the theory and applications of fuzzy logic. This best-selling text provides a firm mathematical basis for the calculus of fuzzy concepts necessary for designing intelligent systems and a solid background for readers to pursue further studies and real-world applications. New in the Third Edition: A section on type-2 fuzzy sets - a topic that has received much attention in the past few years Additional material on copulas and t-norms More discussions on generalized modus ponens and the compositional rule of inference Complete revision to the chapter on possibility theory Significant expansion of the chapter on fuzzy integrals Many new exercises With its comprehensive updates, this new edition presents all the background necessary for students and professionals to begin using fuzzy logic in its many-and rapidly growing- applications in computer science, mathematics, statistics, and engineering.