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Marine Robot Autonomy

Author : Mae L. Seto
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Autonomy for Marine Robots provides a timely and insightful overview of intelligent autonomy in marine robots. A brief history of this emerging field is provided, along with a discussion of the challenges unique to the underwater environment and their impact on the level of intelligent autonomy required. Topics covered at length examine advanced frameworks, path-planning, fault tolerance, machine learning, and cooperation as relevant to marine robots that need intelligent autonomy.

Marine Robot Autonomy

Author : Mae L. Seto
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Autonomy for Marine Robots provides a timely and insightful overview of intelligent autonomy in marine robots. A brief history of this emerging field is provided, along with a discussion of the challenges unique to the underwater environment and their impact on the level of intelligent autonomy required. Topics covered at length examine advanced frameworks, path-planning, fault tolerance, machine learning, and cooperation as relevant to marine robots that need intelligent autonomy.

Navigation of Autonomous Marine Robots

Author : Thomas Glotzbach
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Thomas Glotzbach spotlights that navigation within marine robotics can benefit from cooperative teams in a way that justifies the increased effort to operate several vehicles at once. He features discussions of different scenarios, modeling of systems, and estimation algorithms for comparable situations. The chapter on the used methodologies may allow a reader with only basic knowledge in control theory to obtain deeper insight in advanced concepts such as observability and state estimation, even without any background in marine robotics.

Intelligent Autonomy for Unmanned Marine Vehicles

Author : Carlos C. Insaurralde
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This book presents an Intelligent Control Architecture (ICA) to enable multiple collaborating marine vehicles to autonomously carry out underwater intervention missions. The presented ICA is generic in nature but aimed at a case study where a marine surface craft and an underwater vehicle are required to work cooperatively. It is shown that they are capable of cooperating autonomously towards the execution of complex activities since they have different but complementary capabilities. The ICA implementation is verified in simulation, and validated in trials by means of a team of autonomous marine robots. This book also presents architectural details and evaluation scenarios of the ICA, results of simulations and trials from different maritime operations, and future research directions.

POLAR NIGHT Marine Ecology

Author : Jørgen Berge
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Until recently, the prevailing view of marine life at high latitudes has been that organisms enter a general resting state during the dark Polar Night and that the system only awakens with the return of the sun. Recent research, however, with coordinated, multidisciplinary field campaigns based on the high Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard, have provided a radical new perspective. Instead of a system in dormancy, a new perspective of a system in full operation and with high levels of activity across all major phyla is emerging. Examples of such activities and processes include: Active marine organisms at sea surface, water column and the sea-floor. At surface we find active foraging in seabirds and fish, in the water column we find a high biodiversity and activity of zooplankton and larvae such as active light induced synchronized diurnal vertical migration, and at seafloor there is a high biodiversity in benthic animals and macroalgae. The Polar Night is a period for reproduction in many benthic and pelagic taxa, mass occurrence of ghost shrimps (Caprellides), high abundance of Ctenophores, physiological evidence of micro- and macroalgal cells that are ready to utilize the first rays of light when they appear, deep water fishes found at water surface in the Polar night, and continuous growth of bivalves throughout the winter. These findings not only begin to shape a new paradigm for marine winter ecology in the high Arctic, but also provide conclusive evidence for a top-down controlled system in which primary production levels are close to zero. In an era of environmental change that is accelerated at high latitudes, we believe that this new insight is likely to strongly impact how the scientific community views the high latitude marine ecosystem. Despite the overwhelming darkness, the main environmental variable affecting marine organisms in the Polar Night is in fact light. The light regime during the Polar Night is unique with respect to light intensity, spectral composition of light and photoperiod.

Autonomous Robotics

Author : Fouad Sabry
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What Is Autonomous Robotics An autonomous robot is a robot that conducts behaviors or performs tasks autonomously (without external influence). Autonomous robotics is commonly regarded as a branch of artificial intelligence, robotics, and information engineering. How You Will Benefit - Answering the public top questions about autonomous robotics. - Real world examples for the usage of robots in many industries and corporations. - 17 appendices to explain, briefly, 266 emerging technology in each industry to have 360-degree full understanding of robotics' technologies. - Insights, and validations about the following topics: Chapter 1: Autonomous Robot Chapter 2: Behavior-Based Robotics Chapter 3: Robot Learning Chapter 4: Cloud Robotics Chapter 5: Ubiquitous Robot Chapter 6: Swarm Robotics Chapter 7: Fog robotics Chapter 8: Robotic Sensing Chapter 9: Robotic sensors Chapter 10: Robot navigation Chapter 11: Simultaneous localization and mapping Chapter 12: Teleoperation Chapter 13: Telerobotics Chapter 14: Bio-inspired robotics Chapter 15: Biorobotics Chapter 16: Cognitive robotics Chapter 17: Developmental robotics Chapter 18: Domestic robot Chapter 19: Evolutionary robotics Chapter 20: Humanoid robot Chapter 21: Microbotics Chapter 22: Robotics Chapter 23: Industrial robot Chapter 24: PatrolBot Chapter 25: Amazon Scout Chapter 26: RoboBee Chapter 27: Robomow Chapter 28: Wake-up robot problem Chapter 29: Kidnapped robot problem Chapter 30: Three Laws of Robotics Who This Book Is For Professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and those who want to go beyond basic knowledge or information for any kind of robot.

Advanced Control Methods in Marine Robotics Applications

Author : Fabio Bonsignorio
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Experimental Robotics

Author : Bruno Siciliano
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This book is the volume of the proceedings for the 17th Edition of ISER. The goal of ISER (International Symposium on Experimental Robotics) symposia is to provide a single-track forum on the current developments and new directions of experimental robotics. The series has traditionally attracted a wide readership of researchers and practitioners interested to the advances and innovations of robotics technology. The 54 contributions cover a wide range of topics in robotics and are organized in 9 chapters: aerial robots, design and prototyping, field robotics, human‒robot interaction, machine learning, mapping and localization, multi-robots, perception, planning and control. Experimental validation of algorithms, concepts, or techniques is the common thread running through this large research collection.

Social Computing

Author : Wanxiang Che
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This two volume set (CCIS 623 and 634) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference of Young Computer Scientists, Engineers and Educators, ICYCSEE 2016, held in Harbin, China, in August 2016. The 91 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 338 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Research Track (Part I) and Education Track, Industry Track, and Demo Track (Part II) and cover a wide range of topics related to social computing, social media, social network analysis, social modeling, social recommendation, machine learning, data mining.

Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering

Author : Manhar R. Dhanak
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This handbook is the definitive reference for the interdisciplinary field that is ocean engineering. It integrates the coverage of fundamental and applied material and encompasses a diverse spectrum of systems, concepts and operations in the maritime environment, as well as providing a comprehensive update on contemporary, leading-edge ocean technologies. Coverage includes an overview on the fundamentals of ocean science, ocean signals and instrumentation, coastal structures, developments in ocean energy technologies and ocean vehicles and automation. It aims at practitioners in a range of offshore industries and naval establishments as well as academic researchers and graduate students in ocean, coastal, offshore and marine engineering and naval architecture. The Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering is organized in five parts: Part A: Fundamentals, Part B: Autonomous Ocean Vehicles, Subsystems and Control, Part C: Coastal Design, Part D: Offshore Technologies, Part E: Energy Conversion