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Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms. Robots (General)

  • Robotsby Rick Allen Leider

    Sky Pony Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Robots exist for so many different reasons. Many robots replace humans, whether it?s because a situation is dangerous or just tedious. There are rover robots to explore space and drone robots that play a part in our military today, but then there are also vacuum robots available for the average household?s chores. In Japan, there is a robot teacher... more...

  • Mobile Robots for Dynamic Environmentsby Marco Ceccarelli; Faruk Kececi

    Momentum Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    For several decades now, mobile robots have been integral to the development of new robotic systems for new applications, even in nontechnical areas. Mobile robots have already been developed for such uses as industrial automation, medical care, space exploration, demining operations, surveillance, entertainment, museum guides and many other industrial... more...

  • Designs and Prototypes of Mobile Robotsby Marco Ceccarelli; Faruk Kececi

    Momentum Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    For several decades now, mobile robots have been integral to the development of new robotic systems for new applications, even in nontechnical areas. Mobile robots have already been developed for such uses as industrial automation, medical care, space exploration, demining operations, surveillance, entertainment, museum guides and many other industrial... more...

  • Decentralized Coverage Control Problems For Mobile Robotic Sensor and Actuator Networksby Andrey V. Savkin; Teddy M. Cheng; Zhiyu Li; Faizan Javed; Alexey S. Matveev; Hung Nguyen

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    This book introduces various coverage control problems for mobile sensor networks including barrier, sweep and blanket. Unlike many existing algorithms, all of the robotic sensor and actuator motion algorithms developed in the book are fully decentralized or distributed, computationally efficient, easily implementable in engineering practice... more...

  • Robot System Reliability and Safetyby B.S. Dhillon

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 99.95

    As robots are used more and more to perform a variety of tasks in a range of fields, it is imperative to make the robots as reliable and safe as possible. Yet no book currently covers robot reliability and safety within one framework. Robot System Reliability and Safety: A Modern Approach presents up-to-date information on robot reliability, safety,... more...

  • Complex Behavior in Evolutionary Roboticsby Lukas König

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    This book examines four new approaches for problem solving in evolutionary robotics and agent simulation. Of particular interest is a new method that imitates natural evolution, allowing mutation and recombination operations to be adapted during the robotic evolution process. more...

  • Automation for Roboticsby Luc Jaulin

    Wiley 2015; US$ 120.00

    In order to enable a better understanding of the key concepts of automation, this book develops the fundamental aspects of the field while also proposing numerous concrete exercises and their solutions. The theoretical approach that it presents fundamentally uses the state space and makes it possible to process general and complex systems in a simple... more...

  • An Anthropology of Robots and AIby Kathleen Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book explores the making of robots in labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It examines the cultural ideas that go into the making of robots, and the role of fiction in co-constructing the technological practices of the robotic scientists. The book engages with debates in anthropological theorizing regarding the way that robots... more...

  • BeagleBone Media Centerby David Lewin

    Packt Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, this book will get you fully equipped to resolve the most commonly occurring media-related challenges. If you want to expand your horizons beyond lighting an LED and push the limits of your board, this is just the book for you. Working knowledge of BeagleBone is assumed. more...

  • Learning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3by Gary Garber

    Packt Publishing 2015; US$ 26.99

    This book is for the hobbyists, builders, and programmers who want to build and control their very own robots beyond the capabilities provided with the LEGO EV3 kit. You will need the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit for this book. The book is compatible with both the Home Edition and the Educational Edition of the kit. You should already have a rudimentary... more...