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Author Hexmoor, Henry, 1960-
Title Essential principles for autonomous robotics [electronic resource] / Henry Hexmoor
Imprint San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool, c2013
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Descript 1 electronic text (xii, 141 p.) : ill., digital file
Series Synthesis lectures on artificial intelligence and machine learning, 1939-4616 ; # 21
Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science
Synthesis lectures on artificial intelligence and machine learning ; # 21. 1939-4616
Note Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-139)
Part I. Preliminaries -- 1. Agency, motion, and anatomy -- 1.1 Predominant modes of locomotion -- 1.2 Legs and legged robots -- 1.3 Wheels and wheeled robots -- 1.4 Conclusion -- 2. Behaviors -- 2.1 Common behavior types -- 2.2 Conclusions -- 3. Architectures -- 3.1 Conclusions -- 4. Affect -- 4.1 Conclusions -- 5. Sensors -- 5.1 Conclusions -- 6. Manipulators -- 6.1 Conclusions --
Part II. Mobility -- 7. Potential fields -- 7.1 Conclusions -- 8. Roadmaps -- 8.1 Geometry-based roadmaps -- 8.2 Grids -- 8.3 Cell decomposition -- 8.4 Sampling-based roadmaps -- 8.4.1 Probabilistic roadmaps (PRM) -- 8.4.2 Rapidly exploring random tree (RRT) -- 8.4.3 Dual tree -- 8.5 Observations -- 8.6 Conclusions -- 9. Reactive navigation -- 9.1 Bug algorithms -- 9.2 Bug 0 strategy -- 9.3 Bug 1 strategy -- 9.4 Bug 2 strategy -- 9.5 Tangent bug strategy -- 9.6 Search navigation -- 9.7 Vector field histograms -- 9.8 Search and coverage -- 9.9 Conclusions -- 10. Multi-robot mapping: brick and mortar strategy --
Part III. State of the art -- 11. Multi-robotics phenomena -- 12. Human-robot interaction -- 13. Fuzzy control / by Henry Hexmoor and Anthony Kulis -- 14. Decision theory and game theory --
Part IV. On the horizon -- 15. Applications: macro and micro robots --
References -- Author biography
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From driving, flying, and swimming, to digging for unknown objects in space exploration, autonomous robots take on varied shapes and sizes. In part, autonomous robots are designed to perform tasks that are too dirty, dull, or dangerous for humans. With nontrivial autonomy and volition, they may soon claim their own place in human society. These robots will be our allies as we strive for understanding our natural and man-made environments and build positive synergies around us. Although we may never perfect replication of biological capabilities in robots, we must harness the inevitable emergence of robots that synchronizes with our own capacities to live, learn, and grow. This book is a snapshot of motivations and methodologies for our collective attempts to transform our lives and enable us to cohabit with robots that work with and for us. It reviews and guides the reader to seminal and continual developments that are the foundations for successful paradigms. It attempts to demystify the abilities and limitations of robots. It is a progress report on the continuing work that will fuel future endeavors
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Morgan & Claypool
Link Print version: 9781627050586
Subject Autonomous robots
autonomy
anthropomorphism
mobile robotics
paradigms
navigation
multirobotics
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