A multiplicity of techniques and angles of attack are incorporated in 18 contributions describing recent developments in the structure, architecture, programming, control, and implementation of industrial robots capable of performing intelligent action and decision making. Annotation copyright Book
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PREFACE -- CONTRIBUTORS -- I. INTRODUCTORY ISSUES -- 1. Introduction to Intelligent Robotic Systems /Spyros G. Tzafestas -- II. STRUCTURES AND PROGRAMMING OF INTELLIGENT ROBOTIC SYSTEMS -- 2. Theory and Design of Intelligent Robotic Systems /K. P. Valavanis -- 3. Hierarchy for Intelligent On-Line Execution /Robert B. Kelley -- 4. Skill-Based Expert Systems in Robotics /Rajko Tomovic -- 5. The Cellular Robotic System (CEBOT), a Self-Organizing System /Toshio Fukuda and Yoshio Kawauchi -- 6. Programming for Intelligent Robot Systems /Maria Gini and Giuseppina Gini -- III. MODELING AND CONTROL OF ROBOTIC SYSTEMS -- 7. Simplification of a Robot Dynamic Model Based on Manipulator System Performance /C. S. George Lee and Po Rong Chang -- 8. Dynamics-Based Control of Robotic Manipulators /M. B. Leahy, Jr., and K. P. Valavanis -- 9. Force-Feedback Control in Robotics Tasks /J-P. Merlet -- 10. Adaptive, Robust, and Fuzzy Rule-Based Control of Robotic Manipulators /Spyros G. Tzafestas -- 11. Flexible Robots: Modeling and Control /K. Desoyer, P. Kopacek, P. Lugner, and I. Troch -- IV. VISION AND TACTILE SYSTEMS IN INTELLIGENT ROBOTS -- 12. Intelligent Robotic Vision Systems /L. Van Gool, P. Wambacq, and A. Oosterlinck -- 13. Robot Vision: Geometric Classification for Automated Inspection /H. A. Nour Eldin and A. T. Alam Eldin -- 14. Robotic Tactile Sensing: Skinlike and Intrinsic Approach /Antonio Bicchi and Giorgio Buttazo -- V. APPLICATIONS -- 15. Intelligent Robotics for Space Applications /Paul S. Schenker -- 16. Human-Robot Cooperation: Toward an Advanced Teleoperation Mode /Philippe Coiffet and Philippe Gravez -- 1 7. Solving Jigsaw Puzzles Using a Robot /Grigore C. Burdea and Haim J. Wolfson -- 18. Flexible Work Cell Design by Simulation /Paul G. Ranky -- INDEX.
SPYROS G. TZAFESTAS is Professor of Robotics and Control and Director of the Intelligent Robotics and Control Unit at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. The author of over 300 technical papers and author or editor of more than 15 books, including Multidimensional Systems (Marcel Dekker, Inc.), he is a reviewer and associate editor for more than 20 journals and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. Dr. Tzafestas is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Institute of Electrical Engineers, and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Governing Board of the International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. He received the B.Sc. (1964) degree from the University of Athens, Greece; and D.I.C. (1967) degree from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, M.Sc. (1967) degree from the University of London, and Ph.D. (1969) and D.Sc. (1978) degrees from Southampton University, all in England.