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  • Friendship, Robots, and Social Media

    False Friends and Second Selves

    By Alexis Elder

    Various emerging technologies, from social robotics to social media, appeal to our desire for social interactions, while avoiding some of the risks and costs of face-to-face human interaction. But can they offer us real friendship? In this book, Alexis Elder outlines a theory of friendship drawing…

    Hardback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Personhood and Social Robotics

    A psychological consideration

    By Raya A Jones

    An exponentially growing industry, human robot interaction (HRI) research has drawn predominantly upon psychologists’ descriptions of mechanisms of face-to-face dyadic interactions. This book considers how social robotics is beginning unwittingly to confront an impasse that has been a perennial…

    Paperback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge

  • Autonomous Mobile Robots in Unknown Outdoor Environments

    By Xiaorui Zhu, Youngshik Kim, Mark A. Minor, Chunxin Qiu

    Mobile robots have been increasingly applied in many different scenarios, such as space exploration and search and rescue, where the robots are required to travel over uneven terrain while outdoors. This book provides a new framework and the related algorithms for designing autonomous mobile…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08 
    CRC Press

  • Embodied Cognition, Acting and Performance

    Edited by Experience Bryon, J. Mark Bishop, Deirdre McLaughlin, Jess Kaufman

    In this collection of essays, the four branches of radical cognitive science—embodied, embedded, enactive and ecological—will dialogue with performance, with particular focus on post-cognitivist approaches to understanding the embodied mind-in-society; de-emphasising the computational and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • From AI to Robotics

    Mobile, Social, and Sentient Robots

    By Arkapravo Bhaumik

    From AI to Robotics: Mobile, Social, and Sentient Robots is a journey into the world of agent-based robotics and it covers a number of interesting topics, both in the theory and practice of the discipline. The book traces the earliest ideas for autonomous machines to the mythical lore of ancient…

    Hardback – 2017-11-10 
    CRC Press

  • Robotics and Mechatronics for Agriculture

    Edited by Dan Zhang, Bin Wei

    The aim of the book is to introduce the state-of-the-art technologies in the field of robotics, mechatronics and automation in agriculture in order to summarize and review the improvements in the methodologies in agricultural robotics. Advances made in the past decades are described, including…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    CRC Press

  • A Systematic Approach to Learning Robot Programming with ROS

    By Wyatt Newman

    A Systematic Approach to Learning Robot Programming with ROS provides a comprehensive, introduction to the essential components of ROS through detailed explanations of simple code examples along with the corresponding theory of operation. The book explores the organization of ROS, how to understand…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04
    Chapman and Hall/CRC

  • Nonlinear Control Techniques for Electro-Hydraulic Actuators in Robotics Engineering

    By Qing Guo, Dan Jiang

    Nonlinear Control Techniques for Electro-Hydraulic Actuators in Robotics Engineering meets the needs of those working in advanced electro-hydraulic controls for modern mechatronic and robotic systems. The non-linear EHS control methods covered are proving to be more effective than traditional…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16
    CRC Press

  • Fundamentals in Modeling and Control of Mobile Manipulators

    By Zhijun Li, Shuzhi Sam Ge

    Mobile manipulators combine the advantages of mobile platforms and robotic arms, extending their operational range and functionality to large spaces and remote, demanding, and/or dangerous environments. They also bring complexity and difficulty in dynamic modeling and control system design. However…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30
    CRC Press
    Automation and Control Engineering

  • Parallel Robots

    Mechanics and Control

    By Hamid D. Taghirad

    Parallel structures are more effective than serial ones for industrial automation applications that require high precision and stiffness, or a high load capacity relative to robot weight. Although many industrial applications have adopted parallel structures for their design, few textbooks…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    CRC Press

  • Human-Robot Interaction in Social Robotics

    By Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro

    Human–Robot Interaction in Social Robotics explores important issues in designing a robot system that works with people in everyday environments. Edited by leading figures in the field of social robotics, it draws on contributions by researchers working on the Robovie project at the ATR Intelligent…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    CRC Press

  • Mathematical Principles of Human Conceptual Behavior

    The Structural Nature of Conceptual Representation and Processing

    By Ronaldo Vigo

    The ability to learn concepts lies at the very core of human cognition, enabling us to efficiently classify, organize, identify, and store complex information. In view of the basic role that concepts play in our everyday physical and mental lives, the fields of cognitive science and psychology face…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
    Psychology Press
    Scientific Psychology Series

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